Guest Column Archives

As Costs Go Up

By Haley Fisackerly Like most things these days, the material costs related to generating and delivering power have gone up recently. Almost 70 percent of

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Tech in Education

By Jason Dean  For decades, Mississippi was behind in education. However, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many advancements that are giving Mississippi hope and a promising

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Tackle the Tape

By Michael Watson Starting a business in Mississippi has always been a quick and easy process. However, many businesses still struggle to stay alive due

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Peter Nimrod

By Mark H. Stowers With 212 miles of levees and 360 miles of interior streams under his charge, Peter Nimrod stands tall as a Delta

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Voting Issues

By Wyatt Emmerich I was okay with the idea of mail in voting until I learned what ballot harvesting was. Ballot harvesting is the practice

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Initiative 65

By Phil Bryant There’s a $14 billion dollar industry that wants to sell their product in Mississippi. It’s backed by powerful and wealthy investment firms.

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Reducing the Fear

By Wyatt Emmerich As Our State, and many others, begins to open back up for business, it’s scary as COVID-19 cases begin to rise. But

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A Different Time By John Cox

Last Saturday afternoon, I rode through downtown Cleveland. The Greenstrip was bathed in brilliant sunshine, and the temperature was unseasonably warm for mid-March. I have

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Classroom Spending

By Shad White A quality education is one of the most important tools we can give Mississippi’s students, and studies from around the world show

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Gerrymandering

By Pete Johnson In 1812 the then governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry signed into law legislation that revised voting districts in the state senate. In

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Strong Workforce

By Lex Taylor There is nothing more critical to Mississippi’s economy than the development of a strong workforce. The first thing companies consider when determining

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Broadband Needs

By Charles McClintock My brother and I farm in and around Holly Bluff in the South Delta. My dad farmed here before us. It’s a

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Delta Life

By Rick Munroe It doesn’t take someone long to figure out that people living in the Delta region are a diverse and proud group, and

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Educational Television

By Ronnie Agnew The antenna outside was stubborn, a daunting challenge for young children who probably weighed 75 pounds soaking wet. Getting it to twist

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The Mission Continues

By Emily Havens GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s mission is to promote music education. Our focus each day is to educate and inspire the next generation of

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Tourism In the Delta

2018 Forecasted to be busy year for region By Susan Montgomery The Delta’s playing a significant role in continuing statewide tourism increases, both in the

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Much Needed Repairs

By Dick Hall By the time this information is read, the Mississippi Legislature may have returned to attempt to complete their 2017 annual session—hopefully so. 

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Changes in Healthcare

By Wyatt Emmerich It’s been seven years since Obamacare passed. My how time flies. Time to dust off my thoughts on the American health care

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Tourism Economy

In past 20 years the Mississippi Delta has become one of the premier cultural heritage destinations in the country.  For decades U.S. Highway 61 was

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Milestone Election Year

By Delbert Hosemann 2016 was a milestone election year for Mississippi. In 2011, 62 percent of Mississippians  approved a citizen-initiated State Constitutional Amendment requiring voters

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Thinking About Health

By Trudy Lieberman The fight in California over a ballot initiative that would begin to control the price of pharmaceuticals paid by state programs shows

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Protecting Land

By Delbert Hosemann Our public and private lands are one of our most valuable assets.  They provide revenue for our public schools, income for Mississippi

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Educational Options

By Mike Barkett Graduation season is a time to celebrate one of life’s most important milestones. The choices that students are making now will determine

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The Siren Call

By Jamie Smith Much like the Sirens who lured ships onto the rocks in Homer’s Odyssey, the political philosophy of socialism is almost irresistible. As

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A Petabyte a Day

By Hu Meena Technology likes to show off. It’s easy to notice when the latest innovation has arrived because when technology gets better, we notice.

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