Do you support a dedicated source of revenue to pay for state highway and bridge maintenance needs?

Supporters of a comprehensive state road and bridge maintenance plan haven’t been able to persuade the state’s political leadership that it is important enough to become an urgent priority, but that situation may change. The formation of working groups to recommend changes in Mississippi’s taxing and spending policies could open a way, or recommend one, […]

With apologies to Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren… Part One: Dear Ann; I need some advice. I have led a very active, very public life. Early on, I was active as a Goldwater Girl, promoting the candidacy of the late senator from Arizona. A few years later, I was on the board of directors […]

There are now more deaths by drug overdose in America than deaths by car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drugs take the lives of 129 Americans every day. It is the leading cause of injury-related death in the country. Mississippi has been swept up in this national epidemic. Drugs were responsible […]

From a program giving children a head start in reading to a weeklong theater camp that harnessed the power of the ‘80s, there was plenty of good news last week throughout Northeast Mississippi. Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week: • Students […]

Walnut Grove Mayor Brian Gomillion is hurt, mad, disheartened, and more than justifiably frightened about the economic future of the town he serves over the closing of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility. It’s the loss of 215 jobs in a town of less than 500. It’s the loss of $180,000 in tax revenue than isn’t […]

If you have signed up to receive my weekly email newsletter, you know two of my favorite topics to discuss are agriculture and national security. As we face rising threats across the globe, the House Agriculture Committee has been writing and promoting responsible farm policy to ensure a reliable and abundant food supply. The United […]

All pastors should focus on salvation As I read James Hull’s demands in Sunday’s edition for a “civilian oversight of our police,” I couldn’t help but notice that he was making these demands on behalf of “Blacks.” Considering this demand, I had a few questions about his demands: • Why should there be an oversight […]

Do you support literacy programs that prepare children to get ahead in reading?