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Dick Hall is a person worth listening to when it comes to transportation issues not just in Mississippi but across the country.


Remember the Veterans

Memorial Day is Monday and many of us are looking to fire up our grills, sleep in and enjoy the day off. But let’s not forget the real reason for the holiday, the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice.




Medicaid fraud

It’s disappointing, not to mention fraudulent, when a government agency agrees to pay nearly $7 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicaid for preschooler treatment services that didn’t exist.


Prison overcapacity

It’s disappointing, not to mention fraudulent, when a government agency agrees to pay nearly $7 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicaid for preschooler treatment services that didn’t exist.




Prison overcapacity

As Mississippi tries to hold the line on corrections costs, some of the officials running the state’s regional prisons aren’t happy. They are complaining about the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ plan to only send each of them the 200 state inmates that MDOC is contractually obligated to house there.




Report corruption

Insurance broker Guy “Butch” Evans is facing up to five years in prison, a $100,000 fine and an unspecified amount of restitution after pleading guilty last week to paying kickbacks of less than $20,000 to Chris Epps.


Good times coming slow

A recent measurement of Mississippi’s economy is generally positive, but it also shows how statistics can be misleading or even wrong.

The website RichStatesPoorStates.org this week ranked each state based on “a forward looking forecast based on the state’s standing in 15 important state policy variables.”


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St. Joseph Catholic School student body officers are (from left) Jayla Davis, left, treasurer; Blaine Turner, president; Rodney Self, vice president; Leah Blevins, secretary.