Music fest pumps a lot of sound, little substance

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Every time I go to a music festival, I figure it’s my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival two weeks ago.

My role at these festivals is essentially teen chaperone. What is it about teenagers and music festivals? They love them. I liken it to a herd of antelopes with a smart phone stuck on their horn.


Lampton’s family legacy will be long remembered

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Mississippi lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton, was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.



Emmerich: Changes needed in prison system

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.