One of the great pleasures of being in the news business is getting to know some of the great leaders in the community. Jackson's Leland Speed is right up there on my list.
Our neighboring states are dealing with many of the same issues that Mississippi is facing.
Tate Reeves' victory in the Republican runoff came as no surprise. Bill Waller Jr. gave Reeves a run for his money in a gentlemanly, issues-based campaign.
It's deja vu all over again. Attorney Bill Waller squeaks into a run off with a well-financed sitting lieutenant governor running on the issues of education, roads and health care.
It's a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi. This week, I'm highlighting the two main candidates for the Democratic primary for governor.
It's a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi.
When my son Lawrence was about 13, he had a T-shirt with the words "I make it look easy" printed on it.
That's the way I feel about gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves. He makes it look easy.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There's no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It's probably in the millions of dollars.
This time last year I wrote about taking my wife and two teenage girls to the Memphis in May music festival. Ginny and I were about the oldest people there. I predicted that would be my last music festival. But I was wrong.
The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) just released a scathing report on Alabama's prisons. The same could be said of Mississippi's prisons.
The legislature has just passed another bill designed to tackle Mississippi's sky-high incarceration rate.
With state Elections coming up, one of the hottest issues is expansion of Medicaid
It's not often I am completely blown away by something I didn't know about, but that's exactly what happened when I spent an afternoon with leaders of Canopy Children's Solutions.
The legislature is in session and big money is on the line - $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi's total GDP of $115 billion.
Like lobsters in the slowly heating pot, Americans are getting cooked without even knowing it. In exchange for free apps on our phones, we are giving up every smidgen of our privacy.
The Trump organization withdrew from a project to build a luxury hotel complex in Cleveland, Miss., but the local partner, Chawla Hotels, is full steam ahead on the 18-acre $20 million venture.
C Spire is spearheading a public-private partnership to build a beautiful 200-room resort and 1,000-seat conference center on a beautiful spring fed lake in southwest Mississippi.
Count me as one of the few people who believe the United States, and many other developed countries, have a good, balanced way of governing.
Criminal justice is probably the most fundamental responsibility of government. It's no easy task.
There is a trend, both nationwide and statewide, to reduce incarceration levels, which are the highest, by far, in the world.
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