The Mississippi Press Association met this past weekend in Jackson. This is where our papers have a chance to find out how they compare with other papers around the state. The mid-winter meeting focuses on advertising and market, and the summer is about editorial content.
I t is easy to sit on the sidelines and take cheapshots at folks without admitting there are always at least two sides to any issue.
I n local government, there seems to be a new buzz word-- transparency. But only if it is convenient.
Our local leadership apparently has no confidence in their constituency; otherwise, it would be okay for residents to be aware of the decisions our community is facing.
P oliticians are expected to give a rosy picture during their executive addresses. And especially when it’s their final one before leaving office, as it was for Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday, then the speech is a way to frame the discussion about their legacy.
The 2019 legislative session convened on Tuesday, January 8. Within a week, the House of Representatives had passed what could be one of the most consequential laws for rural Mississippi—a bill to allow the electric cooperatives to offer Internet services.
It seemed for a long time that there was a sense of community pride in Magee that was directly related to having a nice, clean environment here.
For whatever reason, though, it now appears that at least in Magee property maintenance and cleanup aren’t given the same priority as in the past.
Congress went halfway in trying to clear up the historical record on civil-rights-era killings.
Hunting season is about to wind down and I only had the chance to give it a whirl a couple of times this year. I did not even purchase a license until the 27th of December.
Reprinted from the Neiman Foundation
Reading public notice ads in the classifieds is about exciting as watching paint dry, but it’s necessary reading for some.
M onday morning the Simpson County Development Foundation held one of the meetings it hosts during the year, the Council of
Governments meeting. The goal is to give all levels of local government the opportunity to visit and discuss issues and share ideas.