My Turn

Despite popular opinion, schools have improved

As a new legislative session begins in Mississippi, one of the hot topics will be education. Bills will be filed and proposals made to “improve” ... Read more

I’m voting for I-42 for better schools, opportunities

I usually try to avoid anything political, but I have strong feelings about this. I want to give you my opinion on this initiative 42. ... Read more

Mississippi fourth-graders earned their promotions

By Carey M. Wright, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Education   Every fourth-grader who is sitting in one of Mississippi’s public school classrooms this year has ... Read more

Education is the singular issue for this election

  By David Hampton   Candidates running for state office are talking about a lot of different things, but in this election year there is ... Read more

In tragedy, area bonded together

In tragedy, area bonded together

We had planned an early pressrun that Monday morning 10 years ago. Our goal was to allow sufficient time for our newspaper carriers to be ... Read more