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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Safety better than speed

As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity. By Nov. 5, daylight savings time ends and it will be dark by 6 p.m. If you like to go on walks after work, it’s time to purchase your reflective vests, if you have not already done so.
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Rediscovered my golf game

After a 20 year hiatus, my golf bug is back.
This is as planned. When the kids came along, I couldn’t afford the six hours to play golf. I switched to tennis.

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Baptist now third largest employer in Mississippi

Unprecedented changes in the medical field are causing a wave of consolidation said Chris Anderson, CEO of Baptist Health Systems, speaking to the Jackson Rotary Club.
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Capital distorting megadeal favoritism is killing our state

Many Mississippians may remember the recent failed venture to convert pine trees into gasoline. Gas was over $4 a gallon and it seemed like a great idea. After all, pine trees are mainly made of hydrogen and carbon, same as gasoline. All we had to do was rearrange the atoms using existing technology.
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Eaton an example of once dominant force in politics

Mississippi is a small state where people are closely connected. I got to know Bo Eaton because my wife Ginny “used to rock me to sleep” as his babysitter in Taylorsville.
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Escaping the Mississippi heat into the cool mountains of Maine

In April, I predicted a cool summer because winter had been so warm. Law of averages. Turns out, I was right.
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Haven’t changed my political position, but politicians changed their’s

I find it amusing that a few people have commented on my political views, believing I have become less conservative.
Change is good. My mother used to say, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” But in fact, I have changed little in my views.

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