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Mississippi elected officials may come cheap as pitch men and women for the agencies they head, but the state would be better off if those in office had less airtime on commercials paid for by the taxpayers.

A proposal that has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House could do just that.




New Southern board member

Ernest Moniz, former secretary of the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, is joining the board of directors of Southern Company, the second largest utility company in America and parent of Mississippi Power Company.





Kemper settlement

Mississippi Power Co. should feel lucky. That might sound ironic for a company and its parent that have had to eat $6.4 billion of a bad investment, but it could have been worse.







Depends on who you ask

Gov. Phil Bryant was bragging again recently about how low Mississippi’s jobless rate has fallen. The December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, the lowest it’s been during that month in decades.

On Facebook, the governor posted that the December “number of jobs is the most ever recorded in Mississippi.”


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The Mississippi Museum of Art has been awarded a total of $1 million in grants by two of the... READ MORE

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Mrs. Mary Margaret Bond Perry, 87 of Farmerville, LA, passed away on October 10, 2019.  She was... READ MORE

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The Millsaps College football team opened up the 2019 season with the Riverside Rumble against cross-town rival Belhaven University.