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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mississippi

Letters to the Editor

Former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat writes an open letter to all Mississippians expressing his support for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in this week’s Republican primary runoff election. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

Popular baby names in 2013 — not Don!

The most popular baby names in the United States in 2013? How about Sophia for the girls and Noah for the boys. But no “Don,” as Editor Don Whitten points out in a look at popular names over the years. (May 12, 2014, Page 4)

Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Adrian Shipman writes to encourage readers to look into “Better Schools = Better Jobs,” a push to get full funding for Mississippi’s public schools. (April 18, 2014, Page 4A)

Sex (education) and the city (schools)

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Members of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics write to encourage state lawmakers to pass a bill banning texting and driving next year. (April 9, 2014, Page 4A)

Sunshine Week brings advance in transparency

Mississippi Press Association Executive Director Layne Bruce writes a guest column about Sunshine Week, two important bills that will help transparency in government and the importance of letting people know what is going on with their elected and appointed officials. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

Dey Kilt Ole Can’t …

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that both Maya Angelou and his childhood mentor, Jaybird, had similar thoughts about those who seem to complain about everything – they should to try to change what’s bothering them or change their way of thinking about it. (March 11, 2014, Page 4)

Better days ahead for Mississippi Coliseum?

Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the history of the “state” coliseum in Jackson — the Mississippi Coliseum — and the possibility of a noticeable renovation of the half-century old facility that’s hosted countless events and some big names through the years. (March 5, 2014, Page 4)

Will new sales tax holiday be worth it?

Since both the House and Senate have passed similar bills, it’s likely that Mississippi will soon see a tax-free holiday on hunting and/or fishing items and supplies in the near future. Editor Don Whitten wonders if the tax money that will be lost could be better spent on other needs in the state. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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