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Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippians suffer consequences of bad decisions, lack of regulation

Posted 12/8/2017 in Local Columns

Mississippi Power Company has some of the highest electricity rates in the state, but that's not stopping them from asking for more.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Celebrating Mississippi's 200th birthday

Posted 12/4/2017 in Local Columns

On Sunday, Mississippi will celebrate its bicentennial. It's been 200 years since the founding of our state.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: A desperately needed reform

Posted 11/20/2017 in Local Columns

As the deadline for procurement reform looms, local governments and contractors are pushing back. It would be a huge mistake if the Legislature caves.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The idiocy of 'clickbait'

Posted 10/28/2017 in Local Columns

A friend of mine recently sent me an email about President Obama's daughter, Malia.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Towards safer streets

Posted 10/20/2017 in Local Columns

As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: A salt-of-the-earth people's politician

Posted 9/11/2017 in Local Columns

Mississippi is a small state where people are closely connected. I got to know Bo Eaton because my wife Ginny "used to rock me to sleep" as his babysitter in Taylorsville, Miss.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: To the northeast and back by air

Posted 9/1/2017 in Local Columns

In April, I predicted a cool summer because winter had been so warm. Law of averages. Turns out, I was right.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Another Kemper power plant surprise

Posted 8/18/2017 in Local Columns

I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Reflections after making another lap around the sun

Posted 8/14/2017 in Local Columns

Another birthday. Time for my annual rumination about life.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Competition for electricity would save state residents money

Posted 8/2/2017 in Local Columns

Forty-six million dollars a year is a lot to save just by flipping a switch.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippi better served with less ideology, more practical policy

Posted 7/26/2017 in Local Columns

Of late a few people have commented on my political views, believing I have become less conservative. I find it amusing.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Several deserve credit for pushing against Kemper plant

Posted 6/30/2017 in Local Columns

The announcement that Southern Company was throwing in the towel on Kemper's lignite gasification came as no surprise.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Rebellion has a long history in America

Posted 6/28/2017 in Local Columns

The Declaration of Independence was written by five men: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Effort to improve state's roads sucker punched by Koch brothers

Posted 6/26/2017 in National Columns

Mississippi voters need to get up to speed on the debate about highway funding. There's a lot of money on the line. How much money? TRIP, a national transportation research group, just completed a study claiming deficient roads are costing Mississippians $2.9 billion a year in vehicle repairs, traffic delays and crashes. That's about $1,500 per vehicle.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The most Southern place on earth

Posted 6/20/2017 in Local Columns

In a world changing at an ever-increasing pace, the spring convocation of the Delta Council stands as a monument to the old days.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Advice for Jackson's new mayor (and not bad advice for all mayors)

Posted 5/13/2017 in Local Columns

So now Jackson will have yet another mayor. Let's pray he's a good one.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: An 'old gray-headed nark' speaks his mind

Posted 4/28/2017 in Local Columns

Marshall Fisher, the new head of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, is about as true blue a law enforcement professional as you will ever find.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Megadeals are damaging state's economy

Posted 4/22/2017 in National Columns

Wouldn't you love to sell something for $50 million and only be required to pay back $5 million if you failed to deliver? What a deal.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Homage to an old pilot

Posted 4/6/2017 in Local Columns

There's an old pilot saying: There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots. And then there is my father-in-law Bob Knight.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippi: The stats do not paint a rosy picture

Posted 3/10/2017 in Local Columns

Mississippi's population has almost stopped growing for the first time in 50 years. Mississippi has grown less than .7 percent since the year 2000.

 

 

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