Dear Editor, Politicians boast about providing “level funding” to schools, but that term is deceiving. All school districts are going into an ever-deeper budget hole, as flat state appropriations do not cover legislatively mandated cost increases that occur each year, such as the “step” salary increase state law provides teachers for each additional year of service. When each teacher’s salary […]
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Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona, Houlka, Hebron and Vardaman graduated from high school this month. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the stage to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]
Higher wages for all people is a worthy cause to achieve. The states that want to raise the minimum wage should do so. Keep it on the state level. Washington State, Texas and Kentucky are three different states with entirely different economies. While one state may offer a minimum of $15 another state may find […]
Dear Editor, On behalf of all the teams and individuals who worked to make this year’s RELAY FOR LIFE a success, we want to say thanks to our sponsors, donors and helpers who made it all possible. This is truly a team effort, and we had people from all over this area doing their best […]
Having a corner location for your business, office or company has always been a smart way to make money. The concept is higher visibility and traffic-count make for more customers walking in your door. And every businessman knows you can’t make a sale until they find your business. In urban development circles they are […]
Dear Editor, Most of us would agree that Houston’s Schools are important and we are concerned about the looming consolidation facing Chickasaw County. It’s up to us as a community to do everything possible to provide the best environment and education for every student. The Time has come in this school year for state testing […]
There is a place in Houston that is unique to this world. The Square, with our stately Chickasaw County Courthouse, green lawn, wide streets and businesses, is distinctively Houston. There may be other places that have more shops, a bigger courthouse and maybe even a little more pizzazz, but none that say Houston like The […]
Dear Editor, I want to express the excitement I have on becoming the new leader of the Houston football program. This is something I have dreamed about since I was a miniature Topper. It is an honor to be an integral part of this community and a contributor to future success in this community. I […]
It’s that most wonderful day of the year! Come on, sing for Tax Day 2016! Hmmm, I don’t hear any pages turning in the hymnals to this grand old song. Actually, it’s not in any hymnals and if you are like most Americans you did not want to sing on April 18. Normally, it’s April […]
Life is lived once. Be happy. What should you be doing today? What do you want to be doing today? Where should you be today? Where do you want to be today? An old friend who recently died said, “Do what you enjoy.” Life is not only about our gratification. We have family members and […]
Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs […]
Dear Editor, I filed for an emergency restraining order in Hinds County Circuit Court to require the Mississippi Constitution be followed in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Why? Because Article 4, Section 59 of the state constitution requires all bills be read before they are voted upon. Historically, the clerk has read each bill aloud. […]
More than 5,000 jobs were created across the state last year and Mississippi economic development leaders wants that number to grow to 7,000 this year. So far, the numbers are looking pretty good. Nearly 3,900 jobs have been announced by business and industry planning to set up shop in the Magnolia State this year. And […]
Dear Editor, In today’s growing economy, Mississippi has positioned itself as an ideal destination for major advanced manufacturing companies. In order to continue moving Mississippi forward, we must address the issue of our deteriorating roads and bridges. In the last 20 years, miles traveled on Mississippi roads have increased 90 percent, but funding on maintaining […]
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