PSC should approve new transmission line

Emmerich

A Texas company is planning to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line linking the wind farms of west Texas to the deep South. The line would enter Mississippi near Vicksburg and run through the middle of Mississippi terminating north of Columbus.
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Mississippi is ahead of national curve in sentencing disparities

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – While the national debate continues over the influence of race and geography over prison sentencing trends, Mississippi is well ahead of the national curve on broader sentencing disparities.
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Murders of two Mississippi nuns underscores their Christianity

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday with a mixture of incredible sadness and no small amount of anger.
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Immigration reform issues are slowly evolving in Mississippi

Sid Salter

A decade ago, while serving as state auditor, Phil Bryant offered taxpayers a performance audit entitled “The Impact of illegal Immigration on Mississippi: Costs and Population Trends.”
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Add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night

Emmerich

Now we can add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night. Headlines abound.
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Trigger warnings: Is there a right not to be offended or uncomfortable

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Part of the evolution of post-Internet life in our society is the growing notion – particularly in the media and on university campuses –  that consumers of content (print and digital content or simply those passing in view or earshot of a public event) should be warned that some of that content might offend them or make them uncomfortable.
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Bluster and blow aside, it’s the electoral vote that fills the White House

Sid Salter

Press coverage of the presidential campaign has focused more than usual on the outrageous rhetoric of the campaign and the social media reaction that rhetoric engenders.
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Democrats’ Neshoba state budget narrative revises a century of history

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Groucho Marx once famously said: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
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Trump’s son tells Neshoba crowd his father offers them a brighter future

Sid Salter

PHILADELPHIA – When Ronald Reagan, the erstwhile Hollywood actor and former governor of California came to the Neshoba County Fair in 1980 as the Republican nominee for president, he dressed the part.
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“Blowtorch” Mason delivered most memorable political speech at Fair

Sid Salter

PHILADELPHIA – From heated races to choose county supervisors or local justices of the peace to the White House, the Neshoba County Fair remains Mississippi’s premier political stump. That fact was underscored this week with the appearance of the son of newly-minted Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump at Neshoba on Tuesday.
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