In a state like Mississippi, which limits and regulates power companies, your electric bill is effectively a tax over which you have little control. As a result, it is incumbent upon the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to act responsibly to protect consumers. We call on the PSC commissioners to do their jobs and shoot down any more rate increases relating to the ill-fated Kemper power plant.
The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) recently released a study touting all the jobs and money produced for Mississippi by the Nissan plant in Canton.
One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million people in southeast Africa.
I received a nice letter from Donna Barksdale asking me to contribute to a new online Mississippi news service called Mississippi Today.
The Delta, home of the blues, can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction.
I commend our state Legislature for several things: Finally ending the election of school supervisors, balancing the budget, expanding charter schools, and repealing the franchise tax.
Our new Republican leaders are so desperate for new jobs, they'll fork over billions in taxpayers' money to bribe big foreign companies to come to Mississippi.
Mississippi has some of the worst laws in the nation on solar energy. That's too bad because solar is becoming competitive and Mississippi has lots of sunshine.
After pressure from traditional newspaper watchdogs, including the Northside Sun, the Legislature is finally considering a bit of ethics reform.
State leaders are claiming the new Continental Tire plant will be cash flow positive to the Mississippi general fund. I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how the numbers work.
A pre-sentencing investigation by the U.S. Probation Office claims Mississippians lost $300 million because prison head Chris Epps steered contracts to high bidders.
At a friend's recommendation, I went to hear Natchez native and best-selling author Greg Iles speak at the seventh annual Statehood Day program at the Old Capitol.
Progress marches on, at an ever increasing rate, and this is creating regulatory confusion in Mississippi as the new challenges the old.
There are many harvest festivals around the world, but Thanksgiving as we know it is a unique American holiday.
Several good friends and readers have asked me to weigh in on the Initiative 42 referendum.
Behind my house on the Rebel Drive cul-de-sac is an old graveyard of several acres. Its ownership is unclear.
Why is Mississippi Medicaid paying $57 million to out-of-state pediatric programs when that money could be used to grow our programs in Mississippi?
As I write this, my weather app tells me the heat index is 110 degrees. These are the dog days of summer.
It had been 40 years since I first attended the Black Hawk political rally in Carroll County, Mississippi.
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