A helpful reminder: Don’t believe everything politicians tell you. That’s advice for all seasons, but it’s especially relevant to current bragging going on about Mississippi’s graduation rate.
Mississippi Power and its parent, Southern Company, are trying to get the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to give them a billion dollars or so for their failed Kemper lignite gasification plant. That’s a lot better than the $7.5 billion they had hoped to lay on ratepayers, but it’s still a billion more than they deserve.
Although no longer a Jackson resident, I enjoy weekly visits through the interesting pages of the Northside Sun. Thank you for bringing me news of some of my favorite people and topics.
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.
It’s easy to criticize law enforcement officers when they make a bad decision and people get hurt. However, officers also should be praised when they do the right thing in trying circumstances, and that’s what occurred in Durham, N.C.
It is not particularly surprising that the United Auto Workers lost the vote last week to unionize the Nissan auto assembly plant in Canton.
What is somewhat surprising is the huge margin of defeat.
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.
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.
The volatile presidency of Donald Trump has, among other things, focused attention on the news media’s use — and overuse — of anonymous sources.
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.