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State senator Polk leading the charge for bidding reform

MISSISSIPPI state senator John Polk is one of the good guys helping to improve our state.

As a young boy, he saw the potential in his parents’ retirement project of preparing hickory smoked meats. Today, you can see the modern Polk Meats facility on the south side of Highway 49 in Magee. They distribute all over the country.

The PSC and MRC

What do the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) have in common? Both have presided over multi-billion-dollar project failures. The PSC’s is the Southern Company’s unworkable Kemper County Lignite plant. The MRC’s is the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&TP).

Chaos en route to the church

Is it me, or do the most chaotic moments in life seem to be on the way to church? At a recent Sunday service, I had finally, frantically landed in a pew. My parents had patiently saved a seat for me and my son. Of course, within five minutes, I had impatiently hushed my mom for "whispering" too loud and given my dad a look for not hearing.

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Ronjanett Taylor has been with the organization America Reads-Mississippi since 2000, two years... READ MORE