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Late in the game for tax study The minds of the Republican leadership in Jackson work in some strange and mysterious ways. Republicans take total control of the Capitol, pass an estimated 40 tax-cutting measures over five years worth $760…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan – Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. The works of American essayist and novelist Susan Sontag (1933-2004) strongly influenced experimental art during my childhood. According to Eugene Garber’s article in the World Book Encyclopedia, Sontag is…

Clearing up questions

I am writing this to clarify last week’s column and to address the questions I received. No, I don’t support Hillary Clinton. Yes, she has done some terrible things also. Her policies as Secretary of State got four Americans killed…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: May 29, 1941 Local Mills in Big Role On his return from New Orleans on Monday, T.F. Taylor Jr., Eupora lumber manufacturer, announced closing of a big contract to furnish material for the construction of a naval…

Letters to the editor

Thank you from Hughes family Thank you for your sympathy and kindness shown during the loss of our father. We deeply appreciate your expression of love and support. Thank you for all your prayers, phone calls, visits, food and other…

Be mom enough to quit smoking

From Press Reports Mothers play an essential role in protecting their children from the impact of tobacco. Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are a leading cause of death among women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

Letters to the editor

Sanders, Hill family expresses thank The family of the late Carolyn Sander and Marquita Hill (Sanders, Cunningham, Hurd, Hill, Loggins), wishes to convey our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your prayers, thoughtfulness, love, kindness, flowers, words of comfort…

Editorial roundup

State faces another high-tech bust Mississippi’s track record so far in bankrolling high-tech start-ups is not looking too good. A few years ago, it put $27.7 million into the Twin Creeks solar-panel plant in Tate County that quickly went bust.…

Rep. Hood gives 2016 legislative roundup on bills passed

The 111 days of the 2016 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature took some time to get through this year. With approximately 1,789 House bills and 969 Senate bills filed, legislators and their respective committees had their work cut out…

Editorial Roundup

Prepare for First grandma president For 11 months, billionaire Donald Trump has upended conventional wisdom in his inexorable and unconventional march toward the Republican nomination for president. When the GOP field was so crowded that you couldn’t get all the…