Governor doing great damage to our state with corporate welfare

Emmerich
Wouldn’t you love to sell something for $50 million and only be required to pay back $5 million if you failed to deliver? What a deal!
That’s the deal Yokohama Tire negotiated with the state of Mississippi. It’s the standard “clawback” provision in Mississippi mega-deal industrial recruitment packages.

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Facts aren’t subject to debate

Ray Mosby
“Most people don’t know what they are doing and a lot of them are really good at it.”—George Carlin
It is a phenomenon that while existing for a very long time, has been increasing at a rather alarming pace throughout greater American society for a while now, and came to a head in the most recent presidential election and its aftermath.
More and more people are increasingly willing to simply ignore, or even deny facts within the formation of their views and opinions about this, that and the other.

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Solving poverty would have biggest impact on everything

Joel McNeece

How do you solve poverty? That is ultimately the most crippling dilemma for Calhoun County, all of Mississippi and possibly the nation.
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Personal accomplishments and tasks too tough for me in the kitchen

Lisa McNeece

With my younger sister Deanna and kids in town, we had Easter dinner at my mother’s house Sunday. We divided the cooking, and at my house Jo Ellen made Green Bean Casserole. I made Pistachio Salad, a rice casserole, deviled eggs and tried a new pie recipe which I thought was fantastic:
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Holland: Obstinate, compassionate, profane, intelligent, crazy like a fox

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Of all the characters I’ve come to know in almost four decades of writing about Mississippi politics, none is more memorable than State Rep. Steve Holland, the Democrat from Plantersville.
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Easter’s very complex simplicity

Ray Mosby

Easter is Sunday morning. Sunday morning the Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance in front yards, weather allowing, and in living rooms if it doesn’t.

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Black and Gold galore

Joel McNeece

An embarrassment of riches I would call it. Others might suggest it’s just an embarrassment.
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Victory against the pesky Robins this year

robin

This year, I won the battle with the Robins who really want to raise their families on my front porch.
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Several factors involved with Mississippi’s revenue shortfall

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – A report by the nonpartisan but decidedly liberal think tank the Center on Budget and Public Priorities documents that Mississippi is far from alone in the current fiscal year’s revenue shortfall and subsequent budget cuts.
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Requiem for a Ranger

Ray Mosby

“A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he does himself.”— Josh Billings
ROLLING FORK—I was going through some old papers last weekend when I came something that figuratively knocked the wind out of me. Almost exactly 11 years ago this week, I lost a dear friend and memories of him flooded across my mind like a ship’s deck awash in an intemperate sea.
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