Editorials

New Southern board member

Ernest Moniz, former secretary of the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, is joining the board of directors of Southern Company, the second largest utility company in America and parent of Mississippi Power Company.

Kemper settlement

Mississippi Power Co. should feel lucky. That might sound ironic for a company and its parent that have had to eat $6.4 billion of a bad investment, but it could have been worse.

Depends on who you ask

Gov. Phil Bryant was bragging again recently about how low Mississippi’s jobless rate has fallen. The December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, the lowest it’s been during that month in decades.

On Facebook, the governor posted that the December “number of jobs is the most ever recorded in Mississippi.”

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First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders celebrated National Kite Flying Day by constructing kites out of household materials.