Home-grown C Spire, one of the last big locally owned cellular phone companies in the country, has been a great corporate citizen for Mississippi. From their roots in southwest Mississippi, Jimmy and Wade Creekmore have built the company into a tech powerhouse. Hu Meena and other family members are carrying on the next generation.
We’ve seen the social media posts. People are outraged that they see crimes being committed, but they don’t see the police doing their job.
For those who have done this, can we ask you this question — did you call 911 first?
Let’s give a quick pat on the back to our new Sheriff Joedy Pennington. He’s been on the job as interim sheriff for a month and was sworn in officially last week as newly elected sheriff, beginning his first term officially on Jan. 1.
Falling ACT scores for Mississippi high schoolers further illustrate that the increase in graduation rates, so touted by education officials and politicians, is an illusion created by decreased standards rather than an actual improvement in what students are learning.
A number of prominent Republican candidates, including incoming Gov. Tate Reeves and incoming Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, spent this year’s election cycle talking about ambitious plans for raising teacher pay, to name one issue that will require an investment of more tax dollars.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy should pay back the $30,000 the state auditor says Dowdy owes for improper payments he received.
Otherwise, Dowdy risks putting his boss on the hook for 10 times that much money.
If you’re not in the Christmas spirit by the time Sunday rolls around, it’s your own fault.
This week, there are numerous ways you can get in the Christmas spirit all over Newton County. If you missed the Christmas tree lighting in Newton on Tuesday, you can still catch the Newton Christmas parade on Thursday.