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Mississippi Power Company has some of the highest electricity rates in the state, but that’s not stopping them from asking for more.
If they get approval for raising rates, an expert says the 23-county service area will lose 640 jobs a year and $5.6 billion over the next several decades.
Have you noticed how people aren’t talking much to each other anymore? I might be showing my age here, but it’s become blatantly obvious lately. Not long ago, I decided to just start the conversation with people I didn’t know; on the elevator, in the grocery store, wherever. And guess what? That’s all it took. People started talking back.
Mississippi’s traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are having a tough enough time trying to adjust to the growing competition of online shopping.
Now, it appears some in state government want to add to merchants’ headaches by diverting some of consumers’ discretionary money to a state lottery.
The Jackson Zoo is going under, and the state leaders’ lack of support for the park is troubling. Last week, the Sun asked three lawmakers about their thoughts on moving the zoo and whether the state should support it.
The City of Jackson wised up and eliminated the restriction that city employees had to live in the city. It took a shortage of police to make it happen. In this day and age of low unemployment and a shortage of skilled workers, dictating the residency of employees was impractical. It made good politics but bad policy.
Katy Houston of Ridgeland has been appointed to the Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s Wilson Research Foundation Board of Governors.
Dr. Jason Parham, associate professor of medicine at UMMC, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during a recent meeting. Dr. Parham informed club members about the history and treatment for polio. Rotary International has pledged $150 million over the next three years to help fight the eradication of Polio.
The problem with writing this syndicated column is often timing. It must be written for distribution by mid-morning on Monday and doesn’t appear in most publications until Wednesday or Thursday.
Much can happen in the interim that can make what was typed on Monday seem like old news two days later.