The Mississippi Ethics Commission has cleared House Speaker Philip Gunn’s chief of staff to leave his full-time job but continue working for the state as a $10,000 per month contract worker while running a consulting business related to energy efficiency.
If you want your son to grow up to be a professional baseball player, first go read Chipper Jones’ recent autobiography, “Ballplayer.” If nothing else, it will give you a greater appreciation for the price even the most talented and successful athletes pay.
Some jobs and tax revenue will be returning to Columbia as Ramey’s Marketplace is coming to U.S. 98 in the building formerly occupied by Winn-Dixie. Thomas Hodges, a spokesman for the family-owned, Purvis-based company, said the grocery store will employ approximately 100 people and will open before Thanksgiving.
Brother Tom Thurman has heard at night as he tried to sleep the cries of the starving pleading for food. He has seen men with pitchforks every morning load up the dead from the streets — 1,200 a week — to dump the corpses outside the city.
My 4-year-old daughter loves the Berenstain Bears right now, and we read one of those classic books this week called “He Bear, She Bear.” The main point is that women can do the same jobs as men. Fair enough; I’ll go along with that as would just about anyone who has observed what women can do in the workplace.
Marion County is facing the potential of flash flooding and tornadoes in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. Two to four inches of rain are expected to fall by Friday, according to Daniel Lamb, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson.