Two major Northeast Mississippi employers celebrated milestone events this week, adding jobs, manufacturing capacity and investment to the region’s economy. Ashley Furniture Industries announced it would expand its manufacturing operation in Ecru, already the world’s largest upholstered furniture plant, by 175,000 square feet with a $6 million investment. Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Mississippi on Monday opened […]

Predicting turnout in the 2015 general election in Mississippi will be difficult if not impossible and that fact makes projecting the fate of the hottest race on the ballot – the decision regarding Initiative 42 – even more difficult. But a look back just four years at state voter behavior provides some suggestions. In the […]

The trouble with Republicans running the show in the Mississippi Legislature and the U.S. House is that they are not dedicated to making government work. They are dedicated to crippling government so that it doesn’t work. Another word for that is anarchy. Start with Mississippi. A perfect example is a top issue right now: adopting […]

The Daily Journal’s coverage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is just one element in a nationwide movement to make Americans aware of the risks, symptoms and consequences of breast cancer among women and men. Tuesday’s first installment of The Pink Project in the print and online editions of the Daily Journal will continue every Tuesday […]

Public education in Mississippi, kindergarten through 12 grade, garners $2.54 billion of the total $6.26 billion state-support budget or $2.54 billion of a total $11.8 billion state budget – depending on how the state budget is defined. Now some might say that is a lot of money going to education – and it is. But […]

I was going to begin by saying that science marches on but then it occurred to me that science doesn’t really march, it meanders. It wanders down one path until it reaches a dead end then backtracks and tries another until it finally reaches a place where the conclusion is sustainable, unquestionable and reproducible by […]

Where is accountability for public education In the 1960s, politicians in Jackson promoted the legalization of liquor and set up of the Alcohol Beverage Commission to voters on the pretext of funding public education. In the early 1990s, the same justification of legalizing gambling was generally used – fund public education. Did education receive those […]

Do the adult women in your family have regular check-ups and self-examinations for breast cancer symptoms?

Do you have friends or relatives who have been Medicaid patients/clients?