The recent Republican primary result in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama is encouraging tea party conservative Chris McDaniel to consider taking another stab at pulling the improbable in Mississippi — unseating a longtime congressional incumbent.
The conclusion of the sensational murder trial in Batesville of Quinton Tellis, the man accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire, will go down in the annals of Mississippi criminal justice lore as one of the most peculiar.
Mississippi’s roads and bridges are in bad shape and getting worse. The state needs $375 million to $400 million a year extra to try to deal with this problem. The tax on fuel, which has historically paid for such repairs, hasn’t been raised in three decades, even while the cost of making these repairs has tripled.
Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, have been slow to accept responsibility for how Russian operatives manipulated the social media network to try to influence last year’s presidential election.
In what should be a great relief to the citizens in this state, the Mississippi Public Service Commission is shedding its reputation as a lapdog to the monopoly utilities it regulates.
When a government agency head in Mississippi is making more than a quarter of a million dollars a year, the public has a right to expect a lot from that employee.
Lots of people think the solution to illegal immigration is easy. Just round them up and send them back home.
Assuming Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant concurs with the state takeover of the Jackson School District, Dr. Margie Pulley has her work cut out for her.
During Carey Wright’s four-year tenure as the state’s public education chief, there have been regular concerns about the hiring and spending practices at the Mississippi Department of Education.
The apocryphal story of a single lawyer in town almost starving until a second one arrived to put in play the adversarial system in which attorneys thrive is no doubt a stretch.
But even if it contains a smidgen of truth, there’s hardly a hamlet in Mississippi where at least two lawyers are not within easy reach.