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Opinion

11/27/2014 - 7:41am

Often the ward one race for the Jackson City Council is lucky to field one or two good candidates. This year we have a bunch. The election is Tuesday, December 2.

I personally know four of the candidates: Ashby Foote, Dorsey Carson,...

11/27/2014 - 7:39am

Here’s an easy, no-cost solution to improving the quality of life in Jackson: expand the city ordinance allowing public access gates.

No doubt whoever is elected on December 2 (or in the December 16 runoff) to the Jackson City...

11/27/2014 - 7:36am

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans the number of homeless veterans has somewhat decreased. But there are still a number of our military soldiers homeless and in need of jobs and shelter. We need our government to get more...

11/26/2014 - 6:31pm

HERE'S AN EASY, no-cost solution to improving the quality of life in Jackson: expand the city ordinance allowing public access gates.

No doubt whoever is elected on December 2 (or in the December 16 runoff) to the Jackson City...

11/26/2014 - 6:27pm

ACCORDING TO the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans the number of homeless veterans has somewhat decreased. But there are still a number of our military soldiers homeless and in need of jobs and shelter. We need our government to get more...

11/26/2014 - 6:23pm

OFTEN THE WARD ONE race for the Jackson City Council is lucky to field one or two good candidates. This year we have a bunch. The election is Tuesday, December 2.

I personally know four of the candidates: Ashby Foote, Dorsey Carson,...

11/19/2014 - 7:08am

It’s been 50 years since Ronald Reagan made his national political debut. The recent Republican congressional victories prove that Reagan’s cherished ideals of liberty and small government still resonate.

In the wake of...

11/19/2014 - 7:06am

Most of the reaction to Chris Epps’ indictment last week on corruption charges has been that of disbelief.

The three Mississippi governors who made him the longest-serving corrections commissioner in the country, as well as most...

11/19/2014 - 7:05am

Good mysteries follow a certain formula: a lead character who drives the story/solves the mystery, supporting characters who provide clues, a familiar setting readers may envision, a plot with clear beginning, middle and end, a murder or crime...

11/19/2014 - 7:02am

Hi y’all.

Yockanookany Ned here.

Let’s talk about metaphors, canine metaphors, and more specifically… Southern canine metaphors.

As everyone knows, and to bore you with a definition, a metaphor is a...

11/14/2014 - 7:05am

the news about Chris Epps was a bombshell. It reinforces many unfortunate stereotypes about corruption in the Deep South, especially regarding our prison system.

The bust comes on the heels of an excellent series of articles in the...

11/14/2014 - 7:03am

Following midterm elections that are putting Republicans in control of Congress, it’s certain that the GOP leadership is going to intensify its efforts to scale back Obamacare.

Whether it will get very far is doubtful. President...

11/14/2014 - 7:00am

“Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?" This was Groucho Marx's retort when caught (frequently) in a compromising situation. He got it from Chico, one of the five Marx brothers, who were the kings of slapstick comedy...

11/14/2014 - 6:58am

How ‘bout the Southeastern Conference? The newfangled College Football Playoff selection committee rankings are all the rage and, to the football aficionado, confirm the obvious. On both the first and second releases of the momentous...

11/12/2014 - 2:31pm

MY BROTHER and his fiancée had been engaged for three or four days when they decided they wanted to get married in a week.

This was partly because Mom told Austin and Bailey that January weather “sucks,” but mostly...

11/05/2014 - 4:41pm

THE LOST RABBIT Public Improvement District (PID) failed, partly because the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved it without checking for signatures.

Now, to fix the mess...

11/04/2014 - 11:59am

It finally happened. I dreaded it for years, but I knew it was inevitable.

There was no trick or treating for the Emmerichs this Halloween. Nobody even wanted me to put out the decorations. Lawrence didn’t care. Ruth thought they...

11/04/2014 - 11:57am

The traffic moves fast on Old Canton Road. As you well know, Old Canton Road is a major thoroughfare in North Jackson. My residence, for 53 years, is in the vicinity of the intersection of Ridgewood and Old Canton Road.

I travel up and...

11/04/2014 - 11:55am

Supervisors’ bets not paying off

The Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District (PID) failed, partly because the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved it without checking for signatures.

...

11/04/2014 - 11:52am

Thousands of Mississippi third-graders may be nervous about the state’s new requirement that they be reading at grade level by the end of this year or be held back.

But the likelihood is that only a small percentage of deficient...

11/04/2014 - 11:51am

Well, I just got back from one wonderful weekend excursion to San Antonio. The weekend was jam-packed full of excitement.

The weather was fine for flying, except when we flew, the winds blew straight toward us, making the flight to San...

10/29/2014 - 3:58pm

MEMBERS OF the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation will probably fall out into seizures if they read this passage, taken from a 1789 issue of the New York Daily Advisor:

“…the people may go up to the house of God...

10/28/2014 - 10:19am

As I sat in “Death Valley” watching Ole Miss lose an exciting defensive football game, I said a silent prayer to my paternal grandfather, John Oliver Emmerich Sr.

On either side of me and my son John were two very large and...

10/28/2014 - 10:17am

The reason many Americans distrust the government is because it can do some of the craziest things — sometimes so crazy that its own divisions can’t understand the reasoning.

So it is with the revelation this week, turned...

10/28/2014 - 10:16am

Tree-stand accidents are the greatest cripplers and killers in our sport of hunting. I have seen figures as high as 300-500 dying and 5,000-7,000 incurring permanent disability annually as a result of tree-stand accidents. The majority of these...