Gov. Reeves called the Biden mandate “tyranny” and believes the President issued the mandate to try to distract the world from the fallout over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The city of Columbus continues to be plagued by accounting problems. In the last administration, significant embezzlement was only finally discovered with the help of an outside CPA. Now we have to deal with a “clerical error” amounting to one and a half million dollars, a discovery by the COO prompted by questions from a Commercial Dispatch reporter, not the mayor, council or the CFO who was quickly outta here before her error was discovered.
Last weekend I was visiting my friends, Bruce and Faye Bennett, in Pine Apple, Alabama. Bruce and I were talking about how there is so much of our history people do not know. The topic of how German U-boats operated in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II came up.
Two local governments approved annual budgets Wednesday, and the contrast could not be more stark.
You have to be 18-years-old to serve as an alderman in the city of Starkville.
There is no maturity requirement, however, which in large part explains Ben Carver’s continued presence on the board.
The United Way recently released a shocking report looking at the number of Mississippi working families who are on the brink of financial ruin, barely able to afford normal living expenses despite working full-time jobs.
Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents would come streaming in.
We are one Columbus, with many geographical areas: south, north, east, west. We have various boundary lines that constitute different judicial systems: city and county.
Words have no meaning; they are malleable and subject to change at the whim of the powerful. Today, Black people could be called “white supremacists,” Jews could be called “Nazis” and scientists could be called “anti-science.”
The stretch of road that connects Highway 12 and Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County is named Longview Road.
Randall Scott Parker is finally, mercifully at peace and a family circle violently broken 31 years ago is once again unbroken.
When he died, Martin Luther King was likely the most hated man in America.
Our View: Budget oversight signals need for more attention to detail, but city transparency should be commended
On Monday, Columbus City Council discovered what it thought would be a $550,00 surplus in its proposed FY 2022 budget was instead a $1 million deficit.
Let’s be clear. No one has to get the vaccine. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states: “The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people.”
Robert E. Lee has retreated from Richmond. Again.
So much has changed in the last year and a half. Some changes no longer seem strange but now are the regular way of doing life. I’m surprised how necessary the internet is. Some situations make life more difficult without good internet service while making other situations a breeze with adequate internet service. My own personal internet service rates somewhere in between.
The return to the classroom environment amid the overshadowing Covid pandemic is complicated. There are stresses to get students back on-track academically, socially, and emotionally.
Before the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Mississippians wanting to visit their state Capitol could come and go as they pleased through multiple entrances, facing no security checks or metal detectors.
Years ago I was preaching in Vancouver, Canada. My talk emphasized the simple way the Bible presents the good news about God’s salvation. A university professor was affronted by my message. “If I have to come to God like a child,” he huffed, “I won’t come.”
A rose in remembrance of 9/11 and the days that followed the tragic events of the day. Twenty years ago today America woke — if