Opinion

New Calendars

By Lisa Harris The time has come once again to buy new calendars to mark the passing days of the New Year. Memories of the previous year’s blessings linger in our thoughts as we hope for a bright tomorrow. My…

Prison time can be counterproductive for many

Opinion Last week, a legislative task force released a number of recommendations designed to be smarter about how Mississippi punishes adult offenders. With an incarceration rate that is more than 70 percent higher than the national average, it’s clear that…

Letters to the editor

Thanks to the community I would like to express my gratitude to the JuneFest Committee and Town of Ackerman for helping to successfully plan and implement a family fun filled day on Saturday, June 1. The JuneFest Committee began meeting…

Rep. Hood reviews the major moments of the House

By: District 35 Rep. Joey Hood The Mississippi House of Representatives convened on January 3, 2012.  As the first order of business, the House voted and elected Phillip Gunn as Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Speaker Gunn is…