To compete, state must move past analog governing in a digital world

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – As noted in prior writings, I’ve watched the evolution of the digital divide in Mississippi from several unique vantage points.
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The thought’s what counts

Ray Mosby

“I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain.”—Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
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Taking three teenagers to the Bahamas a challenging, but memorable experience

Emmerich

One the perks of being a general interest columnist is getting to write about your vacations. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
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Vardaman, Murphree were two very different governors

Joel McNeece

A man of great dignity and a “baffling figure,” such is the description of the two former Mississippi governors I was most interested in reading about in Dr. David Sansing’s new book “Mississippi Governors.”
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Mrs. Ward always has a good story with her subscription renewal

Lisa McNeece

When Anne C. Ward of Memphis sends in her subscription renewal, she always sends a great story from the BHS class of ‘55.
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After Congress repeals ACA, state still confronts health care realities

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – What is the future of public health care in Mississippi if Congress proceeds with the Republican majority’s plan to do away with the Affordable Care Act?
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One tweet over the line

Ray Mosby

T.S. Eliot rather famously wrote: “This is the way the wold ends…not with a bang, but a whimper.” At this point I could take no small degree of solace from an assurance that it won’t end with a tweet.
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Jack doesn’t care for fireworks, but he’s still hanging in there

Joel McNeece

Everybody loves fireworks, you say...well, Jack doesn’t. Jack is our 11-year-old Yellow Lab who sleeps at the foot of our bed, as he has all his life. Except for when there’s a loud clap of thunder, or like on New Year’s Eve, fireworks popping somewhere in the distance. Jack then moves to the opposite end of the bed, often on my head.
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Ellie Kathryn keeps us laughing

Lisa McNeece

Granddaughter Ellie Kathryn certainly keeps us laughing. She was genuinely surprised that Santa came to see her, because she said she had been bad.
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Budget woes will add fire to fight over BP settlement distribution

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The legislative battle over the ultimate distribution of some $750 million in economic damages from the BP oil spill settlement was always going to be heated and contentious.
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