No easy answers when it comes to state money situation

Emmerich

Money is always tight. That is the nature of money. There is never enough.
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When you meet the enemy

Ray Mosby

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death, your right to make an ass of yourself.”—Oscar Wilde
The acerbic British wit quoted above was not speaking to or about one Donald J.Trump when he made that observation, but it is certainly a fitting one on the President’s Day holiday week when the latest foolishness to come out of his mouth begs rebuttal.
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Bone’s – the best steakhouse anywhere

Joel McNeece

Bone’s, located just south of the always busy Piedmont and Peachtree intersection in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead, is a delightful trip into the past while providing the best of today at the same time.
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Am I too old to enjoy shopping anymore?

Lisa McNeece

I wonder what age you get when you really don’t enjoy shopping anymore.
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Online sales tax: Lessons from watching Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart and Amazon

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The fight in Mississippi over a very straightforward decision regarding whether it’s in the state’s best interests to collect the same seven percent sales tax on online sales that we have forced bricks-and-mortar retailers to collect since 1932 is getting heated.
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Mayor Yarber stacking up as another bad mayor for Jackson

Emmerich

Poor Jackson is on a roll of bad mayors and it looks like Mayor Yarber is up there with the worst of them, according to two recent sexual harassment suits filed against him.
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Ultimately, it is the rule of law

Ray Mosby

“There is no such thing as judicial supremacy.”—Presidential Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller
ROLLING FORK—The young fellow quoted above, who was the Trump administration’s surrogate of choice to make the rounds of all the Sunday morning news shows, is apparently unfamiliar with a certain Supreme Court ruling of note, styled Marbury v Madison, but the not so righteous indignation he displayed in so doing, provided us with what I think could be a very important teaching moment for a lesson that is apparently deeply in need of relearning.
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Barbour offers students a realistic explanation of legislative gridlock

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour – never known for mincing words or soft-soaping his opinions especially about partisan politics – on Monday offered a group of about 400 Mississippi State University students some serious enlightenment about partisan politics and legislative gridlock as it exists today in Washington and in Jackson.
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Losing the leaf battle as usual

Joel McNeece

“Rake leaves or move? I can’t decide.”
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Precious honored at Ole Miss; finally got to see The Pavilion

Lisa McNeece

Precious Pratt Thompson, of Calhoun City, was among breast cancer survivors honored at the Ole Miss women’s basketball game Sunday afternoon.
Precious and Sarah Porter Smith of Oxford were honorary coaches in the game.
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