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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mississippi

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)

Letters to the Editor

Mary B. Sellers writes to offer an essay she wrote about the state of Mississippi in light of the defiling of the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Johnny W. Lott writes to stress the importance of education and to urge state lawmakers to use rainy day funds to deal with the underfunding issue in Mississippi. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Who should decide about consolidation?

There’s a “dirty” word going around the state when it comes to education issues – “consolidation.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the state Legislature is dealing with consolidation as well as different considerations for different school districts. (February 19, 2014, Page 4)

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