Posted On Thu, 03/04/2021 - 01:23 AM
Forget the war of words between President Joe Biden and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves over the latter’s decision to lift most of this state’s mask mandate and relax other restrictions designed to deter the spread of COVID-19.
The Democratic president and the Republican governor are not going to be on the same page about much.
Posted On Thu, 03/04/2021 - 01:13 AM
There have been many good arguments made — mostly from conservatives — against cancelling large chunks of debt that former college students racked up pursuing their education.
Such a write-off would be tremendously expensive, with estimates of up to $1 trillion, depending on the size of the write-off.
Posted On Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:23 PM
Herman Perkins Jr. is not a person who seeks the spotlight. He quietly goes about the business of managing Greenwood’s Century Funeral Home, helping people deal with the grief of losing a loved one.
Posted On Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:48 AM
Since last summer, when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck until Floyd died, everyone has heard a lot about defunding the police.
Posted On Mon, 03/01/2021 - 11:49 PM
In case voters in Greenwood haven’t noticed, this year’s election timetable is different. Party primaries are in April, rather than their traditional May, with the general election coming in June.
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Posted On Sat, 02/27/2021 - 02:57 AM
Sometimes it’s best to ignore loudmouths. Giving them attention just seems to encourage them.
But Itta Bena Alderman Darrick Hart’s behavior was so over the top at that town board’s meeting this past week that it can’t go unremarked.
Posted On Sat, 02/27/2021 - 02:55 AM
The photo on the cover of the March edition of Rotary magazine is a close-up of raw sewage coming from a pipe into the yard of a rural home in Lowndes County, Alabama. The cover title simply says, “Wasteland,” and includes the phrase, “How inadequate sanitation systems are failing rural America.”
Posted On Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:04 AM
The past year has been one of the most challenging in our lifetimes. A global pandemic produced an economic meltdown that stressed and strained nearly every facet of life.
Posted On Thu, 02/25/2021 - 02:25 AM
Anyone still in denial about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic will have a hard time explaining away the recent statistical finding that Americans’ life expectancy took a significant dip last year.
Posted On Thu, 02/25/2021 - 02:23 AM
Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann is leading the charge to simplify and better cost-justify the incentives that Mississippi gives to lure new businesses and help others expand.
It’s a worthy endeavor.