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Symphony at Sunset planned
Many mississippians may remember the recent failed venture to convert pine trees into gasoline. Gas was over $4 a gallon and it seemed like a great idea. After all, pine trees are mainly made of hydrogen and carbon, same as gasoline. All we had to do was rearrange the atoms using existing technology.
“We just educate the ones we have.” — Cleveland School Superintendent Jacquelyn Thigpen
Those words have a familiar ring to them. I remember Greenwood school officials saying something very similar almost three decades ago when the white flight from this city’s public schools became irreversible.
Mr. Jeanes discussion with Ms. Walker was tempered and reasonable without screeching.
The images and stories from the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, and Hurricane Irma in Florida are heart-wrenching.
As we have predicted before, it’s only a matter of time before Mississippi’s flag will be replaced with something less offensive to a large segment of the state’s population. It’s going to happen, and the sooner the better.
Two months does not make a fiscal year. But Mississippi Republican leaders, who crafted an extremely tight budget this year, have to be thrilled that state tax revenues for July and August are $53.7 million higher than a year ago.
Ross Bjork, the University of Mississippi athletic director, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. He discussed the vision, budget and current events at Ole Miss athletics.