Category: Opinion

More about the newspaper

As I said I will be writing weekly columns about the newspapers that serve you for the next few weeks. My first column about letters to the editor hopefully clarified any questions readers have had. Also, I used Charlie Mitchell’s … Read more

Editorial round up

Will optimism prevail in election?

It is typical in most presidential elections that the party in power paints a positive view of the state of the country, while the challenger is negative.

One notable exception to this rule was the … Read more

Letters to the editor

Book donations

I wanted to publicize a recent donation made to the Eupora library: my favorite, “The Death of Innocence,” about the murder of a black boy who was accused of whistling at a white woman. Also, a great inspiration, … Read more

Editorial roundup

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

God gives us the victory

From Liberty UMC

Greetings from Liberty United Methodist Church and our pastor, the Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor.

The fourth Sunday of Easter’s message was another inspirational one. The title was “Can God Count on You?” supported by the scripture from Judges … Read more

It’s not easy to do right

From Liberty UMC

We bring you greetings from Liberty United Methodist Church under the spiritual guidance of the Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor.

Sunday, we received an inspiriting message that came from 1 Kings 18 with several selected verses. The title of … Read more