A disturbing ruling from the European Court of Human Rights illustrates the need to continue to protect the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion here in America.
Sam Howell, the director of the Mississippi Crime Lab, tries to sound understanding of the funding shortages that have slowed his facility to a crawl in getting its work done.
The state’s coroners are not so charitable.
The Wall Street Journal published a lengthy story recently about a topic that many Marion County landowners already know a lot about: difficult conditions for Southern pine tree investors.
A U.S. senator from Nebraska has a new book that makes two important and compelling arguments.
First, even though Americans are wealthier, more informed and better connected than ever before, too many are lonely — meaning unhappier, more isolated and less fulfilled.
The recent announcement of a 652-acre, 100-megawatt solar farm six miles east of Greenwood is good news in many ways. The facility, which can provide enough power for 20,000 homes, will create 350 jobs during construction.
Drugstore giant CVS has received approval to buy Aetna, the country’s third-largest health insurance company. It may not be the most notable corporate merger of the year, but it is likely to be the one with the greatest impact.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
— The 1st Amendment
The war on drugs has proven to be a difficult and costly battle with little hope of an end. Yet the costs of doing nothing are too high to ignore: Namely, increased crime, deterioration of neighborhoods and suffering of children who grow up in narcotics-infested environments.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann again lamented recently low voter turnout rates. It is embarrassing that only 13 percent of registered voters came out in the June primaries, but we’d bet almost all of those people are engaged in their communities and read newspapers.
There are 700 more people employed in Marion County now than five years ago. Also, there are about 1,000 less people living in Marion County over that time period. How do you reconcile those two statistics?
We’ll get to that, but first let’s look at the data.