Editorials

Challenging China

Fortune's August edition includes the magazine's annual list of the world's biggest companies, and No. 1 is no surprise: Walmart. Mississippians, like millions of others throughout the country, spent countless hours and dollars there buying just about every product conceivable.


Murder trial delay

The May 2017 killing of eight people in Lincoln County, allegedly at the hands of a man upset about his troubled marriage, was a social and emotional tragedy for the Southwest Mississippi county.



Student debt

We have no idea whether the lawsuit filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood against the nation’s largest servicer of student loans has any merit.

What does have merit, though, is the contention that students of Mississippi universities leave school with too much debt.




Sentencing bias

It will be no surprise if a legislatively appointed task force finds that poor or black defendants in Mississippi draw harsher sentences than wealthier or white ones.

If that were not the case, Mississippi would be about the only place in the country that could truthfully claim it has a uniform justice system.


We support Two Lakes

Hundreds of people turned out at the Ag Center last week to either lend support or opposition, or just to be informed about the latest incarnation of a plan to control Jackson flooding with a new lake below the Ross Barnett spillway. The so-called One Lake plan has morphed considerably from John McGowan’s Two Lake plan.



Stopping dogfights

A new law that took effect in July made dogfighting a felony in Mississippi. It’s a good law that the state needed in its efforts to stop the cruel treatment of animals.





Reeves and his road

Of course Jim Hood is playing political games, as Tate Reeves alleges, by investigating what arms were twisted and who was doing the twisting in pushing for the construction of what is being comically referred to as “Tate Reeves Way.”


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.