Mississippi’s little-known and usually irrelevant two-tiered system for electing its governor and other statewide officials may very well have been set up to ensure white political control.
Much of what’s included in the 1890 constitution, in which this two-tiered process was introduced, had that precise motivation in mind.
The holidays are coming. It’s in the air. While daytime temperatures still show summer is still fighting for its grip with the heat, once the sun goes down and before it comes back up, cooler temps are starting to appear.
Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll.
MADISON – The Mississippi State Fair began its annual run in Jackson on Wednesday, for good and bad. Good because children of all ages love the fair.
There’s the judging of livestock, food and crafts. That’s what fairs were originally about.