Editorials








The real voter fraud

North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District may be a long ways from here, but the lessons it has provided in recent days about election fraud have implications far beyond the Tar Heel State.




Common sense

Now-retired Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman, before his retirement in January, set aside Patrick Beadle's conviction for drug trafficking and allowed him to plead guilty to simple possession.



Undoing procurement reform

Ever since the state legislature passed procurement reform, there has been a constant effort to repeal the reforms. This session is no different. State Rep. Jerry Turner, the leader of procurement reform in the House, is in a battle to preserve reverse auctions. Reps.


Gerrymandered

We don’t know that Mississippi Senate District 22, even with its majority-black voting-age population, is racially gerrymandered, as federal Judge Carlton Reeves has ruled. We do know that it’s politically gerrymandered.


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Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.