Opinion

Editorial roundup – 05/20/15

Poor readers usually are poor students

People can legitimately argue whether flunking third-graders is the correct response when they can’t read anywhere near grade level.

Those who oppose Mississippi’s new “third-grade gate” law say that holding students back only increases … Read more

Letters to the editor – 05/20/15

A big thank you

I would like to take a moment to thank some very special people who worked extremely hard to make the 125th birthday of Eupora’s incorporation a success.

Alderman Hugh Gibson deserves much of the thanks and … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 05/06/15

Counties like state inmates
Mississippi’s new corrections commissioner says it makes no financial sense to pay counties to house and work state inmates when he has open beds at the 17 state-run Community Work Centers.

Therefore, come Aug. 1, Marshall … Read more

Tea Party Express endorses Henry Ross in upcoming election

From Press & Staff Reports

Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is endorsing Eupora’s Henry Ross for Congress in Mississippi’s 1st District.

Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “In recent years, Mississippi has … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/29/15

Concerns over Kemper Mine
By Wyatt Emmerich

Last week the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased a natural gas electricity plant in Ackerman, just an hour’s drive from the $7 billion Kemper power plant.

The Ackerman gas plant, which sold for … Read more

East Central’s Ken Karcher does it his way

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

DECATUR— Ken Karcher is not your typical college football coach, but he’s okay with that.

While the former Notre Dame, Tulane and NFL quarterback certainly enjoys winning football games, the East Central Community College … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/08/2015

Human Capital: Merely Buying Time
The fact that the 2015 legislative session is drawing to a close with the status quo having been maintained may be viewed as a victory of sorts – but alas all indications are that it … Read more