When my mother died, her house sold quickly and we didn’t have the luxury of time to sort through her many possessions. I spent less than one week at the home place, deciding what to pack on the back of my old pickup truck. That was tough but probably just as well. One could have […]

Local election season is beginning to ramp up throughout Northeast Mississippi as qualifying for municipal seats begins and candidates start throwing their hats in the ring for public office. While most Americans might be tired of hearing about elections after the contentious presidential race last year, local elections are of significant importance to our communities […]

A few months ago I mentioned in one paragraph that Niagara Falls is one of my favorite places on earth and made a comparison of it to eternal life. Let me expand on that today. Three times in our lives, my wife and I have spent time there, never tiring of being astounded by the […]

As crews continued making progress on the construction of new sidewalks near a Tupelo elementary school this week, the ongoing benefits of a partnership between the city and its school district became even more apparent. In 2012, the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the city of Tupelo a grant from its Safe Routes to School […]

Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby helping Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton has done more to discredit herself, going back to her time as first lady of Arkansas, than the Russians could […]

Here is a little trigger warning for readers tired of the issue – I’m writing about online sales taxes again. So what’s new? Well, at of the beginning of the new year in 2017, the 45 states and the District of Columbia – those that collect sales taxes – are still struggling to capture lost […]

Residents of the Baldwyn School District spoke loud and clear last week when they overwhelmingly supported a $2 million bond issue to fund construction of a career and technical education facility aimed at providing students an opportunity to succeed in college and the workforce. The bond issue passed with 85 percent support last week with […]

The legislature creates a new agency and before there is time for the furniture to be broken in and the freshly painted walls to dry there are a cries the agency needs additional taxpayer funding. Conservatives would argue the aforementioned scenario happens all too often. That is why they continually fight, they say, to control […]

Unless you’re a 400-pound 19-year-old sitting on your bed with the drapes closed on your computer 24/7 or President-elect Donald Trump, you know that the U.S. intelligence community (both of them and their wives) have definitive proof that Russia was behind the computer hacking attacks on the Democrats in the last election in an attempt […]