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Why some Christians will vote for Trump

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

Some people, myself included, wonder at the level of support President Trump appears to have from conservative Christians, considering the president’s  unChristian conduct, past and present.

I already had my own ideas, and most of them were supported last week by an article in National Review  my son called  to my attention.




What's wrong with government regulated monopolies

By KELLEY WILLIAMS: BIGGER PIE,

Nothing if you are one. Like Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power. Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders. Not so great for their customers though. Especially if the regulator, the Public Service Commission (PSC), has its thumb on the scale for the monopoly. 








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MDOC faces long-term issues

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.

He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.










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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.







Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.




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Ship builders wanted: Ingalls Shipbuilding comes to Capps Center in search of labor

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Ingalls Shipbuilding is expecting to build more than just ships.

The Pascagoula-based company is hopeful that its collaboration with the Capps Center and the state’s community college network will enable them to assemble a fleet of trained and qualified pipefitters who will want to come to their shipyard to work.


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