Over the last 30 years as a member of the Mississippi Press Association (MPA), I have attended dozens of "roasts." It is MPA's main fundraiser for its education foundation, which supports journalism internships for Mississippi college students.
Home-grown C Spire, one of the last big locally owned cellular phone companies in the country, has been a great corporate citizen for Mississippi. From their roots in southwest Mississippi, Jimmy and Wade Creekmore have built the company into a tech powerhouse. Hu Meena and other family members are carrying on the next generation.
Professional journalism is struggling, giving way to fake news. This is bad for the country.
One bad clause in the Communications Act of 1996 is the cause. In Section 230, the U. S. Congress exempted Google, Facebook and other Internet platforms from our libel laws.
Mississippi has a lot of wonderful people. One of them is Sam Polles, 27-year executive director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Back in the '80s, the Mississippi legislature passed an open primary law just like the one in Louisiana. For reasons no one understood, the U.S. Justice Department would not approve Mississippi's law but did approve Louisiana's.
In chapter Five of the book of Acts in the Bible, there is a story that all Christians should hold dear to their hearts and non-believers should ponder carefully.
When the crack cocaine epidemic hit the nation and Jackson in the early 1990s, it was a shock to our society. Gangs increased. Property crimes increased. Addiction increased. Violent crimes increased. The attitude was lock 'em up, and I was among those leading the charge.
Joel Bomgar, successful tech entrepreneur and state representative from Madison, is leading the charge to bring medical marijuana to Mississippi.
Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that "states that thoughts, feelings and behavior are all connected, and that individuals can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting their goals by identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, problematic behavior, and distressing emotional responses," according to Wikipedia.
Mississippi's local and state elections are done for another four years. The Republican Party stays in power.
State general elections will be held this Tuesday, November 5. Because Mississippi has so many electoral districts where one party dominates, most elections were effectively decided in the primary.
One of the great pleasures of being in the news business is getting to know some of the great leaders in the community. Jackson's Leland Speed is right up there on my list.
Our neighboring states are dealing with many of the same issues that Mississippi is facing.
Tate Reeves' victory in the Republican runoff came as no surprise. Bill Waller Jr. gave Reeves a run for his money in a gentlemanly, issues-based campaign.
It's deja vu all over again. Attorney Bill Waller squeaks into a run off with a well-financed sitting lieutenant governor running on the issues of education, roads and health care.
It's a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi. This week, I'm highlighting the two main candidates for the Democratic primary for governor.
It's a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi.
When my son Lawrence was about 13, he had a T-shirt with the words "I make it look easy" printed on it.
That's the way I feel about gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves. He makes it look easy.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There's no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It's probably in the millions of dollars.
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