Normally when taxpayers take a 38-percent bath on a real estate deal, there’s little cause for optimism.
Note to reporters who cover Mississippi government: When Michael Watson says something, you might want to check behind him.
With the creation this week of Juneteenth as a national holiday, I have seen several posts that, though meaning well in celebrating the day, have made mistakes about the history. Even my own college wrote that because the slaves in Texas had not heard about the Emancipation Proclamation, they were not free until federal troops arrived in Texas on June 19, 1865
Few things seem more peaceful than white Pekin ducks gliding across still waters. I watch our two from a window and immediately feel my breath slow down as do the wheels turning in my brain.
Today, Americans hold more than $1.7 trillion in student loan debt, and it’s having a tremendous impact on the way we live, work, and build our future. Here in Mississippi, students tend to graduate with about $30,000 worth of debt.
In its Thursday decision letting a Catholic agency decline to place foster children with same-sex couples, the Supreme Court analyzed the First Amendment, state law and judicial precedents.
A rose to all the fathers out there on the day set aside to recognize the unique role dads play in the lives of our
After a hard fought election, Columbus will have some new leaders within city hall. All of Columbus’ decline can’t be laid at Mayor Smith’s feet.
Joseph W. Mickens, Sr. is running late. He just phoned to say he was on his way from Starkville and would be here in five minutes.
Over the past couple of weeks several people have asked me about whether this year is the bicentennial of Columbus becoming a town since Columbus was chartered in Mississippi in 1821.
The Wall Street Journal states the Biden administration chalks up the slow jobs rebound to lack of child care or fear of COVID. The Federal
When my brother, Fred, passed away on March 30, it was left to me — the only family member within easy driving distance of his home in Tupelo — to sort and disperse the personal effects left unclaimed by his three children.
Last Thursday was both a day of celebration and a call to arms for the future.
Yesterday, I saw where our Board of Alderman voted to remove the Bird scooters around town. I must agree that I’m disappointed with that vote,
I’d like to invite everyone in the Golden Triangle to have a glass of lemonade this Saturday. It’s the second annual Golden Triangle Lemonade Day
I was planning to drop in on Empower Mississippi’s four-hour conference, check out the scene for 30 minutes or so and then leave. I ended up staying the entire time.
It is with humility and gratitude that I accept the results and certification of the election and begin the work of ensuring a seamless transition of government, as your Mayor-Elect.
For a long time, inflation has been the phantom of the American economy: often expected but never seen. But the latest Consumer Price Index, which showed that prices rose by 5% from May of last year to May of this year, raises fears that it is breaking down the front door and taking over the guest room.
This week, a video from a San Francisco Walgreens went viral on Twitter. The video depicted a man standing next to his bicycle, loading up a garbage bag with products. The man then rides his bicycle down the aisle, past a security guard, who limply throws out a hand to try to grab the bag; the shoplifter simply brushes past him, then rides out the door.
On the eve of the NCAA baseball regionals two weeks ago, Larry Buckley, who played baseball at Mississippi State in the early 1970s, was spotted in Starkville wearing an interesting T-shirt. The shirt featured the outline of Nebraska, with a star designating Omaha’s location. Instead of Omaha, however, the star on the map was labeled “Starkville North.”