Editorials

Bridge inspections loom

Paying to fix bridges is kind of like paying for a new roof: It’s a lot of money, is not exciting at all and doesn’t improve your business or home value one cent. Because of those reasons, both things tend to get pushed back as we all battle more pressing expenses.





Too easy to cheat

Mississippi’s tax collections, after months of sluggishness, showed a hopeful sign last month.

Revenues came in at $17 million, or six percent, ahead of projections.



Green energy flops

When Haley Barbour was governor, he and his appointees at the Mississippi Development Authority were gung-ho on getting the state to invest in risky so-called “green energy” startups.




Dear Editor:

Thank you for your article which highlighted the success of the city's 21 "Traffic Calming Devices" aka speed bumps being installed after significant citizen and city collaboration over a decade. It has been a long road for all involved, one which any participant could have abandoned eons ago.


Mistaken identity

Professional sports is a precarious occupation, especially for those of unspectacular talent. Besides the ever-present risk of injury, players are constantly fighting to hold onto roster spots against those of equal or better abilities.



Make them join MISO

Forty-six million dollars a year is a lot to save just by flipping a switch. That’s how much money ratepayers are saving each year in electric bills because Jackson-based Cooperative Energy has joined MISO.



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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.