Editorials




More secrecy about millions

It’s one thing when government officials won’t talk to the press. It’s quite another when they won’t talk to other government officials.

This year, the Mississippi Association of Supervisors is asking state lawmakers to approve a bill that would shed light on the operations of the CMRS board.


Solar gains traction

The Delta will be getting its second large-scale solar panel electricity power plant, according to Entergy, one of the state’s largest regulated power companies. Entergy provides electricity to 449,000 customers in 45 counties.



Delta promise

Mississippi is one of nine states that lost population last year, although the loss was only a tenth of 1 percent. Continuing population declines in the Delta have been a big factor. Last month, a glimmer of hope emerged when a California outsourcing company with Indian roots, People Shores, announced plans to hire 200 people in Clarksdale.





Jail makes addiction worse

By GUITTA HOGUE,

We are spending millions of dollars keeping people addicted to drugs in the criminal justice system. We could be using that money to restore them to their families and communities through evidence-based treatment. As a therapist, I’ve counseled many people struggling to overcome addiction.



Immigrant criminality

Reasonable people can disagree on how serious a problem illegal immigration is in the United States.

With an estimated 11 million people having either sneaked into the country or overstayed their visas, they could be straining some social services and taking some jobs away from U.S. citizens.



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We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.