The news that the University of Southern Mississippi is going to start selling beer and wine at its football games is a sign of the times.
It appears that the voters of Simpson County may finally be able to decide whether they want alcoholic beverages to be served in Simpson County.
The ICE raids held last week in Mississippi may not have had serious impact on Simpson County’s Hispanic population, but they could have. The raid, focused primarily on workers in the poultry industry, resulted in nearly 700 people being rounded up.
I overheard daughter Anna Lauren speaking to her new baby who was born on August 1 in Memphis. She said, “Now be sweet and Poppie will write a column about your arrival and we can put in up on your bedroom wall.”
This should not come as much of a surprise in that the family is quite often the topic of my column.
Here we are on the verge of starting a new school year and all things that go with it. It is so very important that we as adults do what we can to encourage our children as the school year develops. According to our administration, one of the most important issues for
Magee’s mayor, Dale Berry, tells us that he doesn’t see a need to increase the millage for the city for the upcoming year. Currently 26 mills are assessed to operate the city and its services.
While Mississippi continues to largely ignore the warning that its dependence on paperless voting machines is asking for trouble, here comes word of another vulnerability that these older computerized voting systems probably have.
They use an operating system that will soon be outdated and more prone to hacking.
I t’s difficult to believe that school will start again in just a couple of weeks--like August 7 for the students and sooner for faculty and staff. The summer has literally flown by, and before you know it will be football season and fall activities will be back.