The Mississippi Legislature has made it a priority to scale down the number of school districts in the state since Republicans took complete power. Ten different consolidations have been approved in the past decade.
It’s logical that many people in Lakeview and other subdivisions adjacent to Columbia don’t want to be annexed. There’s no escaping that they’ll pay more in property taxes from the city’s portion of the millage (although the higher amounts come from the county general fund and the city school district).
While it’s little relief to people sweating through another South Mississippi summer, Marion County’s average temperature has actually decreased slightly over the past century, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal climate data.
Admittedly, selling beer at college football games, as the growing trend is this season, will probably reduce the number of alcohol-related fights and other problems in the stands. That’s because at the same time universities are beginning to sell hard drinks, they’re restricting ways that fans have long used to sneak it in.
Prosecutors are recommending a judge keep a bond at $1 million for a Columbia man accused of first-degree murder, saying the proof against him is strong and that he is a “special danger to the community.”
No sane person wants to see dogs suffer or have to be put down. Even people who are not canine lovers understand that dogs have a special relationship with mankind where they often seem to have a special intuition about people’s emotions. The moniker of “man’s best friend” is certainly deserved.