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Local Columns

U.S. needs energy reliability and affordability, not outages

Americans have been hoping for economic recovery and a return to normalcy. Instead, they’re experiencing ongoing pandemic concerns and the ravages of wildfires and hurricanes. And adding to their woes, they’re now increasingly worried that the electricity grid on which they depend could ...

ARC partnership leading to economic growth in Mississippi

Mississippians are hardworking and constantly seeking opportunities to better themselves, their families, and their communities. That’s why on the day I was sworn in as the 65th Governor of Mississippi, I made a commitment to increase economic development, improve infrastructure, and invest ...

Mr. and Mrs. Worshrag, Mostly

Well, it has been an eventful week: - Our son Worshrag’s fiance Busy Bee underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix late Sunday night. - Their wedding and reception for 130 guests was cancelled Wednesday, three days before the date. - After eight days in the hospital, Busy Bee ...

Proper care for the elderly

Dear Readers: Being a good neighbor can be more complicated than it sounds, at least when it comes to finding financial help for the elderly who are seeking home care. That’s what experts in the field have discovered, and I am very grateful that so many of them spelled out the problems and ...

State dives into face masks issues

Like many other COVID-19 pandemic issues, mandatory face masks for students at schools is causing a divide. The number of cases is hitting new highs on a routine basis with Ohio not seeing anything like this since January. We’re heading in the wrong direction. Many remain unvaccinated. Kids ...

He needs to solve his own relationship issues

Dear Annie: My wife “Monica” has been having a mostly texting affair with “Mike” for almost two years. There are emails where they address each other with, “Hey, babe.” It is disgusting. I accidentally discovered this years ago, and again recently after I thought they had not talked ...