A middle ground on state inmates
Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher has made a counteroffer to those counties grousing about his plan to transfer 1,000 inmates from their jails to the state’s underutilized community work centers.
These counties can keep … Read more
Concern over inaccuracies
In the most recent edition of the newspaper, there was a photograph of a marker placed on the grounds of Ackerman Elementary School. It commemorates the fact that the building once housed Choctaw County High School, which … Read more
Evangelist Francie Hemphill
Gods’ love is like a sweet song of a Blue Jay; it’s beautiful to the one who takes time to listen to it. Thank you heavenly father for your peace. Isaiah 26:3 Thou will keep … Read more
I recently saw a picture of a T-shirt that had a message on it addressing a humanitarian type organization. The message said, “You are our hope.” I’m sure the message is well intended, and I know the organization … Read more
By Ruth Nowlin
By this time any who read my columns know that I am a ‘tree hugger’ ‘ sometimes literally. Of all the trees that I have admired and that have made home a place to feel … Read more
Carolyn Mills, provides a weekly view from the community.
This writer has attended four Memorial Services at Methodist churches in Winston County this month, carried lunch to three, but came home from Rural Hill, so did not carry food … Read more
A Louisiana way to grow Medicaid
McComb Enterprise Journal
Medicaid legislation that appears to be sailing through the Louisiana Legislature should be of interest in Mississippi.
Louisiana lawmakers, led by Republican House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, emphasize they aren’t … Read more
Saved a life
Jerry was recently in a tree cutting accident on our farm. He was taken to the emergency room at Choctaw County Medical Center (CCMC) and then air lifted to the University of Mississippi Trauma Center in Jackson. … Read more
By Ruth Nowlin
Just watched a video made of a lady telling her grandson about life and how it was in her day as a child, teenager and adult. How I identified with it! She really told it … Read more
Poor readers usually are poor students
People can legitimately argue whether flunking third-graders is the correct response when they can’t read anywhere near grade level.
Those who oppose Mississippi’s new “third-grade gate” law say that holding students back only increases … Read more