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Opinion

08/05/2014 - 1:58pm

In my previous column I touched upon a select few of the changes in the criminal code sections that address the substance of crimes themselves and the penalties for the commission of them. House Bill 585, however, did not end there. It also...

07/30/2014 - 8:04am

For the first time ever, I went to Europe and had a place to stay. My sister and brother-in-law now live in The Hague, which is the capital city of the Netherlands, also known as Holland.

Melanie and Steve (Stringfellow) have lived in...

07/30/2014 - 8:02am

It has been a rough couple of summers for the legacy of Haley Barbour’s eight years as Mississippi governor.

There is the ongoing drama of Chris McDaniel’s allegation that Barbour and other influential supporters of Sen....

07/30/2014 - 6:47am

Vitriol and venom in political encounters?   You bet.   Sad to admit though;  it seems that whether long past, or in recent times, biting rhetoric and bitterness have been present to some degree in most races for public...

07/30/2014 - 6:44am

Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children. From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago. To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest...

07/30/2014 - 6:40am

Hi y’all.Yockanookany Ned here.

Let’s talk about politics, Mississippi politics … primarily, but we can include the nation and the entire world.  But, first, a warning (mostly to self): If you want to risk...

07/29/2014 - 11:52am

On July 27, 1953, armistice was signed in Korea. Only a few years before that date, the city of Seoul was completely destroyed. The smoldering ashes, the plumes of smoke and the short edges of building remains still linger in my mind. The...

07/22/2014 - 12:47pm

MARK TWAIN complained that there were lies, damn lies and statistics. I’ve also heard that 90 percent of statistics are wrong.

This comes to mind when thinking about a recent study published in Forbes magazine that rates...

07/22/2014 - 12:46pm

There are many factors that can spell the difference between success in school and failure.

Some of these you can’t realistically control. The education level and economic condition of the parents, for example. Or the stability...

07/22/2014 - 12:41pm

PIDs, URDs, TIFs – Madison County is mired in three-letter words. 

Suffice it to say, PIDs issue bonds for infrastructure, and the local government might have to “step in and help” if...

07/22/2014 - 12:35pm

The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Time, and National Public Radio recently warned of a national shortage of clowns. Many in the elite media even used different adjectives to describe this looming disaster, which tells you just how...

07/22/2014 - 12:33pm

During the 2014 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 585 emerged as one of the defining acts of the term. Its purpose, as far as the public knows based on news reports - primarily generated by the Clarion-Ledger, a Jackson...

07/15/2014 - 12:48pm

A recent hinds County Chancery Court ruling has put the quietus on drilling just off the coast of Mississippi and that’s a good thing.

Mississippi doesn’t have much coastline to begin with and what coast we do have is in...

07/15/2014 - 12:45pm

It has been a rough couple of summers for the legacy of Haley Barbour’s eight years as Mississippi governor.

There is the ongoing drama of Chris McDaniel’s allegation that Barbour and other influential supporters of Sen....

07/15/2014 - 12:27pm

Most people want some sense of where exactly they may be. When they see a tall, Greek-looking, red-bricked, stepped portico of a century-old university building, they want to know who and what kind of person could have stepped down from that...

07/15/2014 - 12:22pm

One hundred years ago, at seven in the evening on the first day of August, a German officer named Feldmann led his infantry company into the idyllic Luxembourg hamlet of Troisvierges. In so doing, his unit violated that tiny country’s...

07/15/2014 - 12:21pm

Kemper is so irrational and unfair. How can it happen here? Is Mississippi just like Washington? Is everything political? Northside Sun readers are skeptical about Kemper. They know about Mississippi Power’s experimental...

07/11/2014 - 3:29pm

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) keeps track of electricity costs. Their April statistics show that Mississippi homeowners paid 11.87 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity. This is lower than the U.S. average of 12.31...

07/11/2014 - 3:27pm

One of the dirty little practices of American politics is passing around cash during elections, especially in minority and low-income communities.

From contests for president to those for county supervisors, so-called grassroots...

07/11/2014 - 3:25pm

They are gone. I feel a sense of loss and remorse. I delivered my beautiful dancers to the airport and they will soon be on a plane. This time headed for Sicily and yet another competition. Their whirlwind lives never slow and mine seems just a...

07/11/2014 - 3:19pm

The majority of us living in the Deep South are used to heat, know how to deal with it, and recognize our limits relative to it.  If, however, one reader takes home one fact that allows him or her to prevent a heat-induced illness or help...

07/11/2014 - 3:17pm

As a subscriber to the Northside Sun, a Ridgeland resident, and an attorney who represents the owner of the Gables Apartments, I was stunned by the Sun’s article entitled “R’land studying fate of Gables apartments” in...

07/01/2014 - 2:45pm

At the Mississippi Press Association, a panel was convened to discuss the long hot summer of 1964, when civil rights tension was at a peak 50 years ago.

Has it really been 50 years? I am getting old. It seems like yesterday. I was a...

07/01/2014 - 2:43pm

Three weeks ago, Thad Cochran looked to be in serious trouble. The six-term U.S. senator finished second to his Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel, in the initial GOP primary. Cochran seemed unengaged in his own election, and all the momentum...

07/01/2014 - 2:41pm

I learned about eight years ago that I have rheumatoid arthritis. It is in the increasingly large class of maladies known as auto-immune disorders, in which one’s immune system misidentifies one or more parts of one’s own body as...