The college football world tends to listen to Alabama’s six-time national championship coach Nick Saban. Let’s hope it heeds his complaint about playing early-season games in the daytime in the South, where temperatures can be in the 90s through most of September.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors finds itself in a difficult situation: Economic decline requires raising taxes to pay for basic services that residents demand, yet higher taxes in the long run make it more difficult to turn around the economy.
Wednesday morning I was proud to walk with my brothers and sisters in the police departments, fire department and first responder organizations to support the Memorial 9/11 Walk in Columbia. I think it is important that we remember that day and we pass the knowledge down to our children.
The maker of OxyContin could pay as much as $12 billion spread over time between 2,000 municipalities nationwide, including Columbia and Marion County, as part of a tentative settlement announced Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
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).
Mississippi’s Department of Corrections should be thrilled that anyone volunteers to come into its prisons to try to help inmates turn their lives around.
Instead, MDOC apparently doesn’t want anyone questioning what it does, including a prison minister.
These are the 12 indicia of reasonableness that the Mississippi Supreme Court has established through case law for how to decide if annexation plans are fair:
(1) the municipality's need to expand
(2) whether the area sought to be annexed is reasonably within a path of growth of the city