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.
Sam walked in the door asking, "What happened on the porch? It looks like a gale force wind swept through."
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- We took a seat on the ferry to Suomenlinna next to a man eating strawberries. He looked like an athlete, tall, lean with California-surfer good looks. He was dressed in his bicycle garb, helmet at his side.
The founding of Columbus involved a series of settlements and events stretching from 1810 to 1819.
In 1985, I made my first and only trip to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series.
On Friday I was at the Duncan Gray Episcopal Conference Center for a Gray Center board meeting. Located at Way, Mississippi, nine miles north of Canton, it is not only a beautiful setting but a historic one as well.
Sitting on the front porch drinking my morning coffee, I noticed a tremendous number of pollinators.
We have seen the images, read the history and watched depictions of what happened on June 6, 1944 as dawn broke over the dark waters of the north Atlantic and the artillery smoke hung heavy over the beaches of Normandy France.
It would take the average person more than 13 weeks to wade through the 9.3 million words and 117,558 restrictions in Mississippi's regulatory code.
Kody Rickert, 17, says his trademark is his mismatched Crocs.
Typically, when the Mississippi State baseball team wins a title at its home ballpark, fans linger long after the game to soak in the victory and to celebrate. Sunday was an exception.
The rains have subsided so the plants require watering every morning, and most evenings, having barely survived the heat of the day. And every morning on my rounds, I examine which plants have been plucked by the innocent-looking deer that bedded down in the field the night before.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It is a week that reminds us that the generation of World War II was not just the greatest generation but a generation of heroes.
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.
Lemonade Day 2019 is coming to the Golden Triangle. It's a celebration that helps today's youth become tomorrow's entrepreneurs.
The jean jacket label said Bangladesh. Prairie skirts made in the U.S.A. Old Navy jacket made in China, as was the Longleaf camo jacket, as was the Ralph Lauren skirt. Really? Ralph Lauren made in China? Ann Taylor, Hong Kong; MSU baseball hat, Taiwan R.O.C. Shoes were a mix of Brazil, Mexico and China.
Columbus has long claimed to be the inspiration if not the birthplace of Memorial Day.
Recently the world's largest democratic country, India, finished a marathon election, which started on 11th April and ended 19th May. There are 900 million eligible voters out of almost 1.4 billion people.
The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) just released a scathing report on Alabama's prisons. The same could be said of Mississippi's prisons.
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