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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Phil Bryant

Sanderson comes to aid Mississippi golf

COLUMN: When it became clear Mississippi was about to lose its only tournament on the PGA Tour, Gov. Phil Bryant sought a savior.

“I needed a successful businessman who was passionate about golf and passionate about Mississippi,” Bryant said. (more…) (July 23, 2013, Page 6)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to comment on Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant’s comments and plans for Medicaid expansion in relation to the Affordable Care Act, saying it puts Bryant in what has been called the “Republican ‘spite club.’” (June 27, 2013, Page 4)

Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Menu measure offers food for thought

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Senate Bill 2687, concerning menu-labeling of food we purchase and eat, in relation to Sunshine Week and its slogan, “Open government is good government.” (March 15, 2013, Page 4A)

FNC to add 100 jobs in Oxford

A new partnership between Oxford’s FNC Inc. and a Brazilian depository of fixed-income securities is expected to help create about 100 new jobs in Oxford, Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday at the FNC office. (October 31, 2012, Page 1)

Support increases for banning texting while driving

An online petition is making the rounds into email mailboxes and Facebook status messages asking people to help ban texting while driving in Mississippi. So far the petition, on SignOn.org has 761 signatures and it’s raising fast. (June 11, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to say that there are lots of questions still unanswered when it comes to implementing and paying for the Voter ID law recently passed in Mississippi. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)

How many politicians did you hear from?

Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

Home help the key to any school’s success

Charter schools tops conversation these days at most water coolers and coffee shops in Mississippi so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the issue and says there’s more to helping Johnny learn to read than different kinds of schools. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

Funds low for election chests

Financially, the races for state Senate and House of Representatives are still fairly affordable for most candidates. Candidates had until May 10 to file financial reports. (May 17, 2011, Page 1)

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