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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tommy Reynolds

Noah’s Law too important not to pass

Noah’s Law, named after 17-year-old Noah Smith of Water Valley who died after taking caffeine pills, is still alive in the Mississippi Legislature. We urge lawmakers to pass this bill, which would limit sales of caffeine pills and powders to those 18 and old, to save lives. (March 12, 2015, Page 4)

Noah’s Law still has a chance

Local representatives are trying to keep a bill that would require people buying caffeine pills prove they are over 18 years old alive.

 (March 11, 2015, Page 1, 12)

Education funding talk, vote should not be so party-oriented

Mississippi representatives and senators passed a resolution that will place an alternative to Initiative 42 — that requires the Legislature to fully fund MAEP annually — on the ballot this fall. We have two concerns about the votes: that is was along party lines and that men representing Lafayette County and its education-oriented electorate would vote to muddy the water on an education funding issue. (January 15, 2015, Page 4A)

‘Eggs and Issues’ event popular, informative; how about more?

Monday’s “Eggs and Issue” breakfast with local legislators drew a capacity crowd at the Oxford Conference Center, and we thank our lawmakers for coming to update their constituents about what’s going on in Jackson early in the 2015 session. We’d encourage more events and visits like Monday’s to bring even more information to the voters and to provide valuable feedback. (January 13, 2015, Page 4)

Sunday Focus – 2015 Legislative Session

Before our local lawmakers head down to Jackson for the start of the 2015 legislative session, they share their thoughts on what the major issues will be this year. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

Fund fights fires

The Mississippi Legislature approved money for the Rural Fire Truck acquisition program during this year’s session that will provide rural fire departments with funding to help purchase trucks. (May 1, 2014, Page 1, 5)

County may get more money for roads

House rejection of bills gives rural roads more funding. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

Local legislators return to Jackson

Education, corrections budget and systems expected to be hot topics during the upcoming Legislative session which starts on Tuesday in Jackson. (January 6, 2014, Page 1)

Old Sardis Road to be renamed for fallen cyclist

A ceremony to re-name Old Sardis Road the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (October 16, 2012, Page 3)

Education top item on lawmakers’ agenda

At the Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Oxford on Monday, legislators that represent Lafayette County put education at the top of their list for the next legislative session. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

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