COLUMBIA — Here’s some investment advice, absolutely free for you to use to build your personal wealth: Do not throw away your money in the lottery.
Here’s some disappointing news from the American College of Gastroenterology: 15 million people experience heartburn, or acid indigestion, every day. The condition affects up to 60 million Americans every month, or almost 1 in every 5 of us.
For anybody who remembers the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing; or who is interested in the way law enforcement and the news media work during a crisis; or who simply likes the films of director Clint Eastwood, the new movie “Richard Jewell” ought to be worth a look.
The Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives seem determined to fast-track the impeachment of President Donald Trump, even while they know that, as it now stands, they are unlikely to get any Republican votes in their chamber nor secure a conviction in the Republican-controlle…
JACKSON — Today’s technology has helped usher in what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. This is a broad term we use for an economic system where services are provided in exchange for a fee, via a third-party facilitator.
Honduran authorities say a television journalist was shot to death late last month shortly after leaving his station. Security spokesman Jair Meza Barahona says that José Arita was killed after leaving Channel 12 in the north coast city of Puerto Cortes. The initial investigation suggests th…
The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Association of American Medical Colleges has released a new report of Mississippi's physician workforce. The gloomy report shows Mississippi to be 50th in the nation in active patient care physicians per capita. The report also shows 34 percent of the existing active care physicians in M…
STARKVILLE – The Great Assumption in Mississippi politics has long been that race is the lowest common denominator. For good or ill, it is undeniable that this assumption is the basis for how political campaigns are operated, for the crafting of political messaging, and for the evolution of …
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has got to be kidding himself if he thinks it’s a good idea for families to take more money out of their retirement savings to pay for college tuition.
JACKSON — U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan of the Southern District of Mississippi at some point will either throw out the lawsuit challenging the legality of provisions of the Mississippi Constitution requiring the state House in some instances to decide statewide elections or he will hold…
Other than barely losing a game to its in-state rival, what changed to make Ole Miss athletics director Keith Carter so quickly lose his supposed confidence in Matt Luke?
Greenwood High School’s football team is disappointed to come up again one win short of playing for a state championship.
The four-day Thanksgiving weekend may not be the best time to point this out. But a study looking at six decades of data in the United States reports that overall life expectancy has declined in each of the past three years.
STARKVILLE — As a longtime state lottery supporter, I quietly celebrated the official beginning Monday of Mississippi’s entry into this form of raising state revenue as a small victory over the notion of Mississippi continuing to shoot itself in the foot through senseless and unjustifiable l…
Because so much of retail spending occurs during the Christmas shopping season, this is the time to remind people to try to do as much of their holiday gift buying as they can with their hometown merchants.
JACKSON — Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that “states that thoughts, feelings and behavior are all connected, and that individuals can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting their goals by identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, problematic behavior,…
Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Randolph is on a campaign to secure more funding for the state’s drug courts, which he says have shown outstanding success in addressing one of society’s most vexing problems.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has an excellent record of preserving the state’s history. But in considering a closed Jackson motel for a historic landmark designation, the agency is missing the mark.
Every county in Mississippi saw its average income per person increase in 2018, according to recently released federal data. At first glance, that’s further indication of a state economy that is slowly building steam following what has been a long recovery from the Great Recession.
MERIDIAN — Single moms living in poverty and children born into those households didn’t capture much attention in recent statewide elections. Trends suggest paying attention might be very important.
Although most of the attention in Washington these days regarding Donald Trump has to do with the possibility of his impeachment over allegedly bribing Ukraine to investigate a political rival, there’s another battle involving the Republican president that’s worthy of note.
There are indeed some professions — such as plumber, carpenter, electrician, maybe computer programmer — in which you don’t need to go to college to earn a good living.
We’ve heard the expression that even if you leave the Delta, you can’t wash the mud completely off of you — meaning, that there is something about this beguiling region that becomes part of who you are and does not shake loose, no matter where you go.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi House Speaker William J. “Billy” McCoy was a second-generation state lawmaker, a college-educated vocational agriculture teacher, a Farmers Home Administration loan officer and briefly an auditor for the state — and yes, he was a farmer and one of his family’s succes…
JACKSON — Back in the 1930s and 1940s, most doctors visited sick patients in their homes with hands-on diagnosis and prescriptions for maladies ranging from a sore throat and the common cold to pneumonia.
Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns deserved the season-ending suspension he received for conking Mason Rudolph on the head with the Pittsburgh quarterback’s own helmet near the end of their game last week.
OXFORD — I suppose it would be ridiculous to imply that LSU football coach Ed Orgeron has more political influence in Louisiana than President Donald Trump.