Opinion

Editorial roundup

A major blow for private prisons The federal government’s decision to break most of its ties to the private prison industry has echoes in Mississippi. In explaining last week its decision to phase out its use of private prisons, the…

Letters to the editor

Thanks to all We would like to thank all the people for their kindness in the tragic loss of our loved ones, Carolyn Fales; her daughter, Skyla Fales and her boyfriend, Lane Dunn. We would like to thank the ones…

Editorial Roundup

Hot-car deaths: Err on mercy’s side Grenada attorney Carlos Moore has a habit of overplaying the race card when representing his clients. He charges racism so often that after a while it’s easy to dismiss his knee-jerk allegations. It’s difficult,…

Letters to Editor

Concerned about the animals I read the letter to the editor from Ruth Nowlin “Concerned about Animals” in the August 3, 2016 Plaindealer. It does not do any good to bless the NO-good people out that throw animals out because…

Letters to the editor

Concerned about animals I read the editorial concerning letters of concern and will try to be brief. This letter is specifically to the person or persons who dump innocent loving animals off on the side of a road or in…

Letter to the editor

Obtaining support For the last ten years, I have struggled to obtain child support. I have navigated the proper channels. The Department of Human Services (Child Support) has been slow, but effective, with helping me collect the money owed. In…

Editorial roundup

Late in the game for tax study The minds of the Republican leadership in Jackson work in some strange and mysterious ways. Republicans take total control of the Capitol, pass an estimated 40 tax-cutting measures over five years worth $760…

Editorial roundup

More Kemper deceit exposed Mississippi Power Co.’s “clean coal” boondoggle is an ongoing disaster: humongous cost overruns, grossly missed timetables, construction blunders and, now, the possibility of criminal charges for misleading investors about the still unfinished experiment in Kemper County.…