Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has put his fiscal credibility on the line.
At the annual Mississippi Press Association convention on the Coast in late June, a pair of Coast legislators -- Democrat Dave Baria of Bay St. Louis and Republican Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula -- were part of a panel discussion on the controversial 2016 legislative session.
It's just true. And time hasn't changed it: Find a well-run, stable or progressive community and it will be served by a well-run local newspaper.
"It was the song of an immigrant boy made good." Mary Ellin Berlin Barrett, daughter of Irving Berlin
Recently, I watched, mesmerized as those black cars eased through the streets of Louisville. Though by no means a boxing fan, I was feeling the loss of the sassy, classy, gentle presence of "The Greatest," and his unique sense of timing both in the ring and before a microphone. Yes, felt it, though our lives were as separate as hopscotch is from Olympic gold.
When we think of the Fourth of July, all too many people think of a holiday with family gatherings, fireworks and backyard barbecues. Somehow over the years we have lost much of the sense of gratitude for our country's forefathers, what they accomplished and the timeless documents they created.
Long before Claudia and I were together, she had been a graduate assistant basketball coach for Pat at Tennessee. For a time she had been her roommate but more importantly she had been and remained her friend throughout the intervening years.
Every year at the end of the sports season, it is common for teams and leagues to hand out awards to recognize exceptional performance. Today, marks the end of Mississippi's fiscal year, but somehow there are no awards to commemorate the moment as we pause to consider the work of our Legislature.
The Mississippi Press Association celebrated its 150th anniversary last week at the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi.
Quiz: Parent One has little kids who often complain of being bored. Parent Two has little kids who are active, involved in everything, have a schedule tighter than Hillary or Donald. Who is the better parent?
Kathleen Norris recounts her introduction to computers in the 1970s in David Steindl-Rast and Sharon Lebell's "Music of Silence." Computers were a marvel, and she was thrilled her work time was reduced remarkably.
With Mississippi celebrating its bicentennial next year, it's interesting to look at the origin of the word "Mississippi."
As Troy Clyde Eaves lay dying, his seven children gathered round to do what they had done with their father all their lives, play music. Bluegrass and gospel music. Around midnight, a curious thing happened.
Starkville served up a city-wide open invitation to participate in yet another community project. This one is to facilitate a vision for arguably our most downtrodden through street, Highway 182.
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.
Early in the morning I sat at the window watching the two surviving ducks forage at the lake's edge.
Today's National Rifle Association is a trade association -- protecting manufacturers -- yet masquerades as a grassroots citizen rights movement.
The Chickasaw Nation has returned to the Golden Triangle area.
I am not sure that I have anything new to say about the horrific crimes against humanity committed in Orlando, but I feel compelled to say something, anything really, that keeps the conversation going, that pays respect to the memory of those who lost their lives, that offers solace to their families and friends, and that calls us all to own our part in the open warfare being waged in our cities and towns.
1. Voice of the people: Robert Gillis LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
2. Voice of the people: Milton Spotts LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
3. Editorial Cartoon for 7-25-16 NATIONAL COLUMNS
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