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So happy to be home again in Mississippi

“To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” The quote, attributed to the literary icon William Faulkner, hangs often in the ... Read more

4 days ago by Stacy Graning.

Wicker’s certification vote showed character, courage and loyalty to the U.S. Constitution

No real surprise that Mississippi Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, voted to certify the nation’s electoral vote. By that act of Congress, the ... Read more

6 days ago by Special Report.

This is Mississippi’s moment to show leadership

Americans have been drowning in a sea of COVID-19, social unrest, and election turmoil. The waves have not yet calmed, but shore is in sight. ... Read more

7 days ago by Special Report.

Journalists have to call things how they see them

I don’t think I have really discussed this much before because, well, it could be interpreted  as self-serving (non-intended), and even after all this time, ... Read more

1 week ago by Special Report.

Biden’s choice of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture bodes well for Mississippi

President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary should bode well for Mississippi farmers whose agriculture ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special Report.

Mississippi’s 2021 goal: Investing in our greatest asset, our citizens

Last year, the Legislature provided computers to every Mississippi student, increased connectivity to unserved areas, provided additional ICU bed capacity, and contributed to the cost ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special Report.

Our farmers never stopped farming throughout 2020

The year 2020 will certainly be a year that will not be forgotten. Our usual way of life became any anything but normal due to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special Report.

How are we protecting your tax dollars?

When I was first appointed State Auditor nearly two and a half years ago, I was determined to lead from the front in tracking down ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special Report.

We can write new or familiar stories for ourselves in ’21

Boss: All right, people. We need a smash hit, a film everyone will want to see as we head into the new year. Ideas? Man: ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Brett Campbell.

We have adapted, adjusted and overcome in 2020

One thing that I’ve noticed lately is how much our society is ready to leave 2020 behind. On television and social media, people are shouting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Gracie Byrne.

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