Editorials




The real voter fraud

North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District may be a long ways from here, but the lessons it has provided in recent days about election fraud have implications far beyond the Tar Heel State.




Common sense

Now-retired Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman, before his retirement in January, set aside Patrick Beadle's conviction for drug trafficking and allowed him to plead guilty to simple possession.


Undoing procurement reform

Ever since the state legislature passed procurement reform, there has been a constant effort to repeal the reforms. This session is no different. State Rep. Jerry Turner, the leader of procurement reform in the House, is in a battle to preserve reverse auctions. Reps.



Gerrymandered

We don’t know that Mississippi Senate District 22, even with its majority-black voting-age population, is racially gerrymandered, as federal Judge Carlton Reeves has ruled. We do know that it’s politically gerrymandered.




Following your own laws

Jay Hughes, the Democratic Mississippi lawmaker running for lieutenant governor this year, got tripped up last week on a campaign finance reform he supported.

Worse, he initially gave a couple of lame excuses for not following the law.


Hospital price transparency

As of January 1, hospitals were required by the federal government to publish their prices online. The idea behind the mandate was a good one: Consumers could save money - and in the process help restrain health-care costs - by being able to shop around.


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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.