It’s not a new problem, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. Bruce held its primary election last week with a contested race for mayor and alderman races in three of the town’s five wards and yet only 524 people bothered to cast a vote. That’s barely over 30% of the registered voters in the town.
You learn the most interesting cooking tips in the grocery store. I ran into Pat Ledbetter of Banner last week, and we were discussing my disaster cake a few weeks ago, that I turned into chocolate trifle.
Medicaid expansion won’t come without budgetary consequences in Mississippi. That’s the message circulated this week by the Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to the state’s education lobby leaders as the time left for reauthorization of Medicaid for FY 2014 draws shorter.
One of the greatest privileges of serving on the Mississippi Press Association Board of Directors is the opportunities it provides to exchange ideas with newspaper publishers from all over the state.
Joel and I spent a couple of days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week for a Mississippi Press Association board retreat. That was the coldest trip I’ve ever been on to the Mississippi coast. I didn’t expect it to be that cool and didn’t take a sweater or jacket, but I came home with one.
The decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court to grant convicted quadruple murderer Willie Jerome Manning a stay of execution on Tuesday is one likely decided on the side of both political and legal caution in light of recent developments.
It was a birthday weekend at our house as my parents, Larry and Lana McNeece, made their annual visit to Bruce from Clinton to help me celebrate what granddaughter Addi Claire called “The Big Four.”
Cathrine Griffin, formerly of Bruce, sent us a treasure last week. In preparing to move from Greenville to Ecru, where husband Rick has been called to preach, she found a copy of Derma High School’s first school paper from September 1939.
Is it appropriate to talk about Gov. Phil Bryant’s successful courtship of the Yokohamo Tire Company plant to West Point made public this week in the same breath with economic development icons like the state’s Nissan and Toyota plants?