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$340,000 a month

In the battle for the state government’s telecommunications business, C-Spire underbid AT&T by $32.5 million for an eight-year contract. That’s a savings of $340,000 per month for a newer and faster network. AT&T has sued in Hinds County Chancery Court and the case is being heard by Judge Denise Owens.


Job well done

Hats off to Jackson’s public works department for their handling of a recent water main break on the Northside. The break occurred on Thursday in the Belhaven community, but it wasn’t until Friday morning when city officials learned the severity of the problem.




Financing disasters

The horrific wildfires in California that have wiped out thousands of homes and killed scores of people in recent weeks has prompted a similar question as one raised in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Should areas prone to natural disaster be rebuilt?



A better playoff

Here’s a great idea from Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel: Since some of last weekend’s college football conference championship games essentially are the first round of the playoffs, how about replacing these games by bringing four more schools into the chase for the national title?


American values

Donald Trump is faced with the same dilemma all U.S. presidents face in dealing with U.S. allies who don’t live up to  American values. Do you stick by principle and reduce ties with an economic or security partner who violates our nation’s norms? Or do you gloss over the ally’s transgression and conduct business as usual?


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The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.