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Opinion

10/11/2013 - 9:43am
In 1977, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) named five sites to be characterized for the potential use as the world’s largest, and possibly only, high level nuclear waste repository (dump). Richton Salt Dome in Perry County,...
10/11/2013 - 9:41am
I am not a lawyer, but I have read and consulted with many about the recent legal controversies between Blue Cross of Mississippi and Health Management Associates.  There are three salient issues.
The first is the legal...
10/02/2013 - 10:26am

The Kemper power plant is 20 times more expensive per kilowatt than five natural gas plants recently acquired by Entergy and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Imagine being forced to pay $70 for a gallon of gas from a government-...

10/02/2013 - 10:22am

 A literary walkabout is what I am about today. The walkabout was originally an Australian Aborigine rite of passage. The young participant would just walk away from his native village and wander the countryside without a timeline or...

10/02/2013 - 10:17am

August marks the 47th anniversary of the end of prohibition in Mississippi. Because I like to stay a drink or two ahead of other Mississippi writers, I’m not waiting for legal whiskey’s golden anniversary.

From 1908 until...

09/25/2013 - 11:37am

Having just returned from Kenya last week, I was riveted by the attack by Somali Islamic terrorists at an upscale shopping center in Nairobi.

At first, I thought it was the same mall at which our church mission group had lunch one...

09/25/2013 - 11:35am

Doesn't everyone need a place to worship or meditate?

For some it's a church, synagogue, mosque or temple.  For others it's a quiet place in the home for meditation or a favorite spot somewhere to commune with nature...

09/25/2013 - 11:33am

Not so long ago there was a popular song titled "September Song." It went something like "and the days dwindle down to a precious few, September, November." It, of course, referred to seasons of the year. It could as well...

09/25/2013 - 11:26am

It happened again: the familiar scenario of an angry gunman, loner with a history of behavioral problems including poor impulse control, fond of firearms and bearing unknown grudges against whoever "disrespected" him.

Prisons...

09/25/2013 - 11:23am

 Hinds County supervisors recently approved the county’s budget for 2014 which goes into effect on October 1.  The move to cut the sheriff’s budget at a time when Sheriff Tyrone Lewis is trying to effectively and...

09/19/2013 - 2:30pm

I just returned from a mission trip to Kenya. It was a great experience.

Mission trips are a great way to see the world: You do some good. You get better acquainted with members of your church. You break through the tourist traps and...

09/19/2013 - 2:28pm

In Northeast Jackson, in one of its many residential neighborhoods, there are a few streets that have potential to become beautiful walking streets with sidewalks.

At the north corner of Northeast Drive and Douglas, one can clearly see...

09/19/2013 - 2:27pm

Dear Commissioner Renfroe:

Congratulations on your appointment to the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and thanks for your willingness to serve. This line comes to mind: All in the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.

...
09/19/2013 - 2:24pm
Mississippi’s economy continues long-term sideways movement, as reflected by total monthly employment since January 1998:
In fact, July 2013’s statewide employment remains below August 1998’s level. Must it be...
09/19/2013 - 2:23pm

The Natchez Food and Wine Festival is very special for us. Annette and I have attended it for 10 consecutive years and each year is better than the last. The festival is the last weekend in July. The weather was perfect.

A great place...

09/04/2013 - 12:16pm

We hear so much bad news, but Mission Mississippi’s march through every county in the state is great news.

The statewide organization has arranged students in each of our 82 Mississippi counties to carry a lighted wooden cross...

09/04/2013 - 12:13pm

Education leaders in Mississippi and elsewhere continue to belabor under a false belief: namely, that all students should be college material.

The truth is, that’s never been the case and probably never will be. Some people are...

09/04/2013 - 12:11pm

“And a little child shall lead them,” said the prophet, and I can testify that he knew whereof he spoke. Years ago my then-elementary-school-age daughter, Mary Adelyn, responded to my assertion that I planned to write an article in...

09/04/2013 - 12:08pm

Bet you've had a jaw-dropping experience when you watched an event unfold and thought, "I see it but I don't believe it."

That's the way I felt when I pulled out of our Northbay neighborhood onto St. Augustine...

08/22/2013 - 10:52am

It’s been a long, slow slog, but it looks like John McGowan is going to prevail after all in his vision for turning Jackson into a lakeside city.

This is a testament to McGowan’s endurance. He has relentlessly pursued his...

08/22/2013 - 10:50am
"Exercise and eat healthy food." We hear that all the time but it means different things to different people.
When Uncle Pervie plowed the corn in Sontag, or got the grass out of the peas with a hoe, he was getting...
08/22/2013 - 10:47am
FAQ’s about attacks on BiggerPieForum and its chair and president by Alabama’s JobKeeper Alliance organization.   
1. What is JobKeeper?  It is an Alabama union front formed to protect and promote jobs...
08/15/2013 - 10:46am

A decade ago, Charlott King, Bill Manduca and I could not have imagined doing what we were now doing.

Charlott was building fiberglass storm shelters. Bill was working for a Fortune 500 defense contractor and I was a newspaper...

08/15/2013 - 10:43am

Do you enjoy art? Most people do.

Want to see some paintings by Monet? You can book a flight to Paris and make reservations for a place to stay. Then you can take a bus out to Monet’s home, being sure to arrange to catch a bus...

08/15/2013 - 10:41am

In America, if a family included a wealthy, celebrity husband who publicly abandoned his wife for his longtime mistress, a socialite mother who dies in an alcohol-fueled car crash with her boyfriend leaving behind two young children, one of...