City, county plan for growth
Every economic development entity, every chamber of commerce and every regional economic alliance talks about growth, new jobs and ways to bring increased prosperity to their locales. But in Corinth and Alcorn County, their leaders are not just talking about growth — they’re planning for it.
Persistence can pay off as local officials push needs of local gov'ts
A progress report with a vision seems to be what Mayor George Flaggs Jr. gave members of Congress from Mississippi on Wednesday.
It’s just a start, but as past trips to Washington, D.C. by local officials have proven, persistence goes a long way.
Tea Party is at crossroads
In opposing ObamaCare, the Tea Party took a position that increasing numbers of Americans agree with, now that ObamaCare’s potential for disaster is becoming clearer by the day. But in trying to defund ObamaCare without the Congressional votes to do so, the Tea Party made a major tactical mistake.
State pension results in eye of beholder
Mississippi’s public employee pension fund saw its financial position improve last year.
Or it didn’t.
Myths cloud farm bill debate
It’s unfortunate in the extreme that progress on a new five-year federal farm bill has become intertwined with efforts to curb the rapid growth of the federal food stamp program. Why?
Congress hasn’t passed a farm bill since 2008.
Defense plant weathers 3 decades
This week Raytheon Co. announced a 150-job expansion at their plant in Forest, Mississippi.
Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Development Authority played a central role in making that happen, along with City of Forest and Scott County officials and the state’s congressional delegation.
Miss. schools need action, latest NEAP scores show
The National Center for Education Statistics released its 2013 Nation’s Report Card on Thursday, and the news for Mississippi was mixed, at best.
Songs are guide on 'rainy days and Mondays'
The leaves are turning yellow and orange and red, and others have already fallen. You can smell the seasons in the air. Thanksgiving’s on my mind and a winter of more discontent. It’s been a hard year — doesn’t it seem like every year’s a hard year? — and I feel like sharing a few thoughts.
Still, even in the age of Facebook and Twitter, this’ll take more than 140 characters.
Reversing GOP 'death spiral'
When Ronald Reagan won the White House in 1980, the electorate was 88 percent white. Last year, only 72 percent of the voters casting ballots for president were white, and by 2016, that number will plunge again.
Philippines storm sparks memories on Coast, we must send aid
It is difficult to look at the scenes of utter devastation in the Philippines and not recall a landscape of great similarity that we all saw when Katrina swept away the Mississippi Coast on that late August day of fury.
- More Opinion Headlines
- City, county plan for growth