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Opinion

12/15/2014 - 5:00pm

The Economy seems to be picking up steam. Nationally, 330,000 new jobs were created last month – the most since 1999.

Mississippi has not fared as well. Depending on which employment report you use – the one that polls...

12/15/2014 - 4:58pm

Wyatt, I read, with keen interest, your column on the birth of the Republican Party in Mississippi.  I certainly “take my hat off” in solid and sound congratulations to Wirt Yerger and many others who did not flinch from all...

12/15/2014 - 4:28pm

Airport study done in secret

PROPONENTS OF Madison County’s airport site study say the study was done in secret in order to eliminate “outside influence.”

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12/15/2014 - 4:18pm

Dear Editor:

The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future...

12/15/2014 - 4:16pm

The last seventy years or so have been trying times for “progressives,” as the political left has returned to calling itself after a number of decades of being “liberals,” a sobriquet that became associated with such...

12/15/2014 - 4:14pm

What a year for Mississippians, right? We have a right to be proud of our state. Mississippi proud! So many times we are on the bottom of whatever list. Over the years I have said, "Well, the Bible says the last shall be first and the...

12/10/2014 - 3:18pm

PROPONENTS OF Madison County’s airport site study say the study was done in secret in order to eliminate “outside influence.”

Tim Coursey, executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA...

12/04/2014 - 7:58am

One of the best organizations in our state is called PEER. It stands for Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review. It is a creation of our state Legislature. It consists of 23 professionals – attorneys, CPAs, MBAs...

12/04/2014 - 7:54am

Given the buildup, it is disappointing but hardly surprising that Ferguson, Mo., responded last week in gunfire, arson and looting when prosecutors announced that a grand jury had opted to not indict Darren Wilson.

What is perhaps most...

12/04/2014 - 7:53am

In 2010, bedbugs (Cimex lectularis) topped the list of issues faced by U.S. exterminators for the first time, reportedly more problematic than roaches and termites. These parasitic insects were mentioned in ancient...

12/04/2014 - 7:51am

About once a month, I get a phone call from a parent – usually a mom.  She is frustrated.  She’s past tears.  She’s angry, desperate and out of options.  Her son has dyslexia.  She knows he’s not...

12/04/2014 - 7:49am

“Two Mississippians – one a Reform Jew and the other a Recovering Protestant - went to Israel” sounds like the opening line of a politically-incorrect joke.  Admittedly, we were an odd pair for a pilgrimage.  Though...

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...

11/19/2014 - 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...