Mississippi needs to be a progressive state

A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
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Not off to the best start in 2018

Mississippi is not off to a good start to the New Year. The Census Department is reporting that our state has lost population three years in a row. The losses are just a few thousand, but it means for the first time in 50 years, Mississippi has stopped growing.
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Resolve to be better person, come to terms with weight

The beauty of the New Year is our momentary hope that we can actually do better.
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Thankful for my Christianity

My Sunday school class has been studying Ecclesiastes, an Old Testament book supposedly written by King Soloman 2,500 years ago.
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Support your local retailers this Christmas and beyond

This is the week for holiday season parties. Have fun and try not to eat too much.
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Celebrating our bicentennial

On Dec. 10, Mississippi will celebrate its bicentennial. This Saturday will be the big day, coinciding with the opening of the new Museum of Mississippi History and the adjacent Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
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Plenty for us to be thankful for

How amazing that a few pilgrims 400 years ago landed on the grim and gray shores of America, scrounging a hard scrabble existence, living month to month and happy for the freedom to be who they wanted to be, think what they want to think and worship the Lord as they saw fit.
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State leaders need to listen to Hall

Dick Hall has earned his gravitas after 24 years in the Legislature and 19 years as central commissioner for Mississippi’s Department of Transportation. A Republican from way back, nobody questions his conservative credentials.
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Too many people falling for easy “clickbait”

A friend of mine recently sent me an email about President Obama’s daughter, Malia.
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Encouraging entrepreneurs

Believe it or not, but there’s a new textile plant in Tylertown making shirts sold throughout the nation. Its existence sheds light on our ever changing economy and how the entrepreneurial spirit is a key to success.
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