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  • My Turn: Negative comments from public officials could deter new businesses

    My Turn: Negative comments from public officials could deter new businesses

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:45:30 GMT
    There is intense competition among states, counties and cities for businesses and industries looking to build plants and employ local people.  There are tax and other incentives to lure potential employersMore >>
    There is intense competition among states, counties and cities for businesses and industries looking to build plants and employ local people.More >>
  • My Turn: KFC employee allegedly asks little girl to leave

    My Turn: KFC employee allegedly asks little girl to leave

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-06-18 02:40:29 GMT
    This precious child was mauled by pit bulls. If that was not traumatic enough she was further traumatized when an employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken  allegedly asked her to leave because her appearanceMore >>
    This precious child was mauled by pit bulls. If that was not traumatic enough she was further traumatized when an employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken  allegedly asked her to leave because her appearanceMore >>
  • My Turn: Is it safe yet?

    My Turn: Is it safe yet?

    Sunday, June 8 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-08 18:30:33 GMT
    Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV and answer your phone again, we have three more weeks of the Cochran/McDaniel Senate race.  My friend Marshall Ramsey, cartoonist for the Clarion Ledger,More >>
    Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV and answer your phone again, we have three more weeks of the Cochran/McDaniel Senate race.More >>
  • MY TURN: Causes of violent crimes

    MY TURN: Causes of violent crimes

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:05:45 GMT
    The recent rash of violent murders, including the tragic death of a three year old child, has all of us asking why.  Well here is my list of causes for the violence:Illegal drugs are at the center of manyMore >>
    The recent rash of violent murders, including the tragic death of a three year old child, has all of us asking why.More >>
  • My Turn: Youth Sports

    My Turn: Youth Sports

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:49:09 GMT
    I coached my two son's T-Ball teams when they were growing up. The children really had fun and the parents had no expectations.  As my boys grew older the sports got more serious and a small minority ofMore >>
    I coached my two son's T-Ball teams when they were growing up. The children really had fun and the parents had no expectations.More >>
  • Your Turn: Donald Sterling

    Your Turn: Donald Sterling

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-05-06 21:23:16 GMT
    My commentary on Donald Sterling's deserving a lifetime ban and being forced to sell the LA Clippers basketball team prompted a lot of responses: Leslie Goode: It's dangerous ground to start pointing outMore >>
    My commentary on Donald Sterling's deserving a lifetime ban and being forced to sell the LA Clippers basketball team prompted a lot of responses:More >>
  • My Turn: Donald Sterling

    My Turn: Donald Sterling

    Thursday, May 1 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-05-01 22:35:10 GMT
    Donald Sterling, billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, used racially offensive statements in an audio taped conversation with his thirty-one year old girl friend.  This set offMore >>
    Donald Sterling, billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, used racially offensive statements in an audio taped conversation with his thirty-one year old girl friend.More >>
  • Your Turn: Kenneth Stokes responds

    Your Turn: Kenneth Stokes responds

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:58:08 GMT
    Danny Modisett never did a commentary saying good things about Mayor Chokwe Lumumba before he died. People like Danny Modisett think that the only good Negro is a dead Negro. The truth shall make youMore >>
    Danny Modisett never did a commentary saying good things about Mayor Chokwe Lumumba before he died. People like Danny Modisett think that the only good Negro is a dead Negro.More >>
  • My Turn: Kenneth Stokes

    My Turn: Kenneth Stokes

    Thursday, March 6 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-03-06 23:35:07 GMT
    I promised myself that I would try to ignore Supervisor Kenny Stokes, but it is just so hard when he says something so outrageous. Stokes believes that Mayor Lumumba was murdered. Stokes believes thatMore >>
    I promised myself that I would try to ignore Supervisor Kenny Stokes, but it is just so hard when he says something so outrageous. Stokes believes that Mayor Lumumba was murdered. More >>
  • My Turn: Meredith Statue

    My Turn: Meredith Statue

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 8:58 PM EST2014-02-26 01:58:27 GMT
    Ole Miss is in the national news again, and not for landing a football recruit or academic recognition. No, once again a few morons thought defacing the James Meredith statue would send a message. ItMore >>
    Ole Miss is in the national news again, and not for landing a football recruit or academic recognition. More >>
  • My Turn: Appointed School Superintendents

    My Turn: Elected Superintendents

    Thursday, February 13 2014 7:28 PM EST2014-02-14 00:28:50 GMT
    The legislature has once again failed to pass a bill that would require school districts to appoint their school superintendents instead of electing them. School Superintendents need to be highly qualifiedMore >>
    The legislature has once again failed to pass a bill that would require school districts to appoint their school superintendents instead of electing them.More >>
  • My Turn: One-cent sales tax

    My Turn: One-cent sales tax

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-01-13 23:35:07 GMT
    Boil water alerts, pot holes and sewer line breaks are all to frequent in Jackson. Years of ignoring the problems have only made Jackson's infrastructure problems worse. Now, finally the legislatureMore >>
    Boil water alerts, pot holes and sewer line breaks are all to frequent in Jackson. Years of ignoring the problems have only made Jackson's infrastructure problems worse.More >>
  • My Turn: Duck Dynasty

    My Turn: Duck Dynasty

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-12-31 23:35:12 GMT
    I have a confession, I watch Duck Dynasty. Being a native Mississippian I have done or know people who have done most of the pranks shown on Duck Dynasty. The best way to describe the Robertsons isMore >>
    I have a confession, I watch Duck Dynasty. Being a native Mississippian I have done or know people who have done most of the pranks shown on Duck Dynasty. More >>
  • My Turn: The Christmas Story

    My Turn: The Christmas Story

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 10:20 AM EST2013-12-25 15:20:17 GMT
    Luke 2 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 AndMore >>
    Luke 2 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 AndMore >>
  • My Turn: Education Fix

    My Turn: Education Fix

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-12-17 23:35:09 GMT
    Governor Phil Bryant issued an executive order stating that the responsibility to educate Mississippi's children belongs to the state not the federal government. From my point of view neither has doneMore >>
    Governor Phil Bryant issued an executive order stating that the responsibility to educate Mississippi's children belongs to the state not the federal government. From my point of view neither has done a very good job.More >>
  • My Turn: Teens and Guns

    My Turn: Teens and Guns

    Thursday, December 12 2013 11:45 AM EST2013-12-12 16:45:43 GMT
    We are always shocked and saddened when a young person loses their life in an accident, but we are angered when a fifteen year old girl is shot for no apparent reason. I can remember when I was in schoolMore >>
    We are always shocked and saddened when a young person loses their life in an accident, but we are angered when a fifteen year old girl is shot for no apparent reason. More >>
  • My Turn: Water Woes

    My Turn: Water Woes

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:30 PM EST2013-12-03 23:30:32 GMT
    City governments have to provide basic services; police, firefighters, sewer and water are probably the most important. Water certainly has to rank up near the top. Not delivering a reliable water supplyMore >>
    City governments have to provide basic services; police, firefighters, sewer and water are probably the most important. Water certainly has to rank up near the top. Not delivering a reliable water supply has been a major problem for the City of Jackson.More >>
  • My Turn: Priority Decision

    My Turn: Priority Decision

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 11:49 AM EST2013-11-20 16:49:18 GMT
    Hinds County finally has five elected Supervisors to make critical decisions. It didn't take long for newly elected Supervisor Tony Greer and a majority to find a $1,000,000 to fund court ordered improvementsMore >>
    Hinds County finally has five elected Supervisors to make critical decisions. More >>
  • Your Turn: Mud didn't stick

    Your Turn: Mud didn't stick

    Thursday, November 7 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-11-07 23:35:11 GMT
    Voters in District 2 soundly rejected the efforts to discredit Democrat candidate Darrell McQuirter. Stealing his signs, putting Tea Party stickers on his signs and trying to associate him with the KuMore >>
    Voters in District 2 soundly rejected the efforts to discredit Democrat candidate Darrell McQuirter.More >>
  • My Turn: Dirty Race Politics

    My Turn: Dirty Race Politics

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:58 AM EST2013-11-06 16:58:29 GMT
    I must admit that I love Mississippi politics, but I despise race baiting in elections. In the Hinds County Supervisor special election some unscrupulous coward printed fliers trying to associate DemocratMore >>
    must admit that I love Mississippi politics, but I despise race baiting in elections. In the Hinds County Supervisor special election some unscrupulous coward printed fliers trying to associate Democrat candidate Darrel McQuirter, who is African American, with the Ku Klux Klan.More >>
  • My Turn: U. S. Senate Race

    My Turn: U. S. Senate Race

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-10-29 22:30:32 GMT
    Republican Senator Thad Cochran has served three terms in the United States House of Representatives and 35 years in the Senate. In past elections it would be unthinkable that Cochran would be challengedMore >>
    Republican Senator Thad Cochran has served three terms in the United States House of Representatives and 35 years in the Senate. More >>
  • My Turn: Grambling disgraced

    My Turn: Grambling disgraced

    Monday, October 21 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-21 20:40:25 GMT
    The Grambling State University football team protested problems with their football program by not showing up for their game Saturday with Jackson State. These young men were trying to make a point,More >>
    The Grambling State University football team protested problems with their football program by not showing up for their game Saturday with Jackson State. More >>
  • Your Turn: Washington Redskins' name

    Your Turn: Washington Redskins' name

    Thursday, October 17 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-10-17 16:49:37 GMT
    With the controversy over the Redskins team name for Washington's NFL football team in the news I suggested that the Washington Redskins should drop the name Washington and keep Redskins. I think whatMore >>
    With the controversy over the Redskins team name for Washington's NFL football team in the news I suggested that the Washington Redskins should drop the name Washington and keep Redskins. I think what Washington is doing is much more offensive than the nickname Redskins.More >>
  • My Turn: Redskins' name

    My Turn: Redskins' name

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-10-16 14:23:37 GMT
    There is quite a controversy brewing over Washington's NFL football team name. The Washington Redskins have used Redskins as their nickname for more than 75 years, but a very small group of activistsMore >>
    There is quite a controversy brewing over Washington's NFL football team name. The Washington Redskins have used Redskins as their nickname for more than 75 years, but a very small group of activists say it is offensive. More >>
  • Your Turn: Is govt. shutdown a paid vacation?

    Your Turn: Is govt. shutdown a paid vacation?

    Friday, October 11 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-10-11 15:59:06 GMT
    We received a number of responses to my editorial after a bill that passed the House of Representatives that federal government workers on furlough get paid.  I asked "Is that just a paid vacation?"  TonyaMore >>
    We received a number of responses to my editorial after a bill that passed the House of Representatives that federal government workers on furlough get paid.  I asked "Is that just a paid vacation?"More >>
  • My Turn: Shutdown or Vacation?

    My Turn: Shutdown or Vacation?

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 3:23 PM EDT2013-10-09 19:23:16 GMT
    We have a partial government shutdown. Non-essential government workers are on furlough.  Congress voted to pay all government workers wages they lost on furlough as soon as the shutdown ends. So isn'tMore >>
    We have a partial government shutdown. Non-essential government workers are on furlough.More >>
  • My Turn: Government Shutdown

    My Turn: Government Shutdown

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 9:30 PM EDT2013-10-03 01:30:48 GMT
    So the Senate, the House of Representatives and the President failed to reach a compromise and the government has shut down.  Disgusted is the only word in can come up with to describe these elected leaders.More >>
    So the Senate, the House of Representatives and the President failed to reach a compromise and the government has shut down.  Disgusted is the only word in can come up with to describe these elected leaders.More >>
  • My Turn: Good Elections

    My Turn: Good Elections

    Friday, September 27 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-09-27 15:57:45 GMT
    Two important elections were held this past Tuesday. Hinds County had an election to fill two Supervisor vacancies and Hattiesburg held a court ordered election for Mayor after multiple discrepancies voidedMore >>
    Two important elections were held this past Tuesday. Hinds County had an election to fill two Supervisor vacancies and Hattiesburg held a court ordered election for Mayor after multiple discrepancies voided the first election.More >>
  • Your Turn: Zoo Move

    Your Turn: Zoo Move

    Friday, September 13 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-09-13 13:35:53 GMT
    WLBT received a lot of feedback from our viewers for relocating the Zoo to LaFleur Park adjacent to the Children's Museum and Natural Science Museum.  Here are a few of the comments we received: IsaacMore >>
    WLBT received a lot of feedback from our viewers for relocating the Zoo to LaFleur Park adjacent to the Children's Museum and Natural Science Museum.  Here are a few of the comments we received:More >>
  • My Turn: Jackson Zoo

    My Turn: Jackson Zoo

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 10:37 AM EDT2013-09-11 14:37:24 GMT
    I grew up in Jackson, spent many a happy day visiting the Jackson Zoo off West Capital Street and even learned to swim at the old Livingston Lake. Livingston Lake and the Jackson Zoo have fallen on hardMore >>
    I grew up in Jackson, spent many a happy day visiting the Jackson Zoo off West Capital Street and even learned to swim at the old Livingston Lake.More >>
  • Your Turn: Supervisor Kenneth Stokes responds

    Your Turn: Supervisor Kenneth Stokes responds

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-08-14 00:03:20 GMT
    Hello. I am Kenneth I. Stokes, Hinds County Supervisor District Five.State law requires Hinds County to operate with a balanced budget.Kenneth I. Stokes will never vote to break the budget of Hinds County.HindsMore >>
    Kenneth Stokes responds to WLBT General Manager Dan Modisett.More >>
  • My Turn: Hinds Supervisors

    My Turn: Hinds Supervisors

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-09-10 14:11:06 GMT
    Hinds County Supervisors Robert Graham and Kenny Stokes don't want to fund a special election for the two vacant supervisor positions. These two think they can run Hinds County all by themselves. GrahamMore >>
    Hinds County Supervisors Robert Graham and Kenny Stokes don't want to fund a special election for the two vacant supervisor positions. These two think they can run Hinds County all by themselves.More >>
  • My Turn: DISH Satellite

    My Turn: DISH Satellite

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-07-02 22:03:17 GMT
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through the DISH satellite system. On August 1st, there is a chance our signal will be removed from the DISH network system...due to aMore >>
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through the DISH satellite system. On August 1st, there is a chance our signal will be removed from the DISH network system.More >>
  • My Turn, Your Turn: Voice your opinionMore>>

  • My Turn: Hutto Penalty

    My Turn: Hutto Penalty

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-28 22:03:51 GMT
    James Hutto's murder trial has been quite a show. Hutto, who senselessly murdered 81-year-old Ethel Simpson, had several volatile outbursts during the trial. Hutto has tried to keep up his tough guyMore >>
    James Hutto's murder trial has been quite a show. Hutto, who senselessly murdered 81-year-old Ethel Simpson, had several volatile outbursts during the trial.More >>
  • My Turn: Election Shocker

    My Turn: Election Shocker

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:00:20 GMT
    Throw out all the polls showing Chokwe Lumumba trailing in the Jackson mayor's race, polls don't vote. With just the formality of the general election left it appears that Lumumba pulled of a shockerMore >>
    Throw out all the polls showing Chokwe Lumumba trailing in the Jackson mayor's race, polls don't vote. Can we all be honest about this election?More >>
  • My Turn: Hero Overused

    My Turn: Hero Overused

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:31 PM EDT2013-05-08 03:31:01 GMT
    Is it just me, or do every time I turn around someone is being hailed as a "hero?" Last week Jason Collins, an NBA basketball player, publicly announced he was gay. He was constantly being called a heroMore >>
    Is it just me, or do every time I turn around someone is being hailed as a "hero?" Last week Jason Collins, an NBA basketball player, publicly announced he was gay. More >>
  • Your Turn: JSU Domed Stadium

    Your Turn: JSU Domed Stadium

    Thursday, May 2 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-02 22:03:25 GMT
    I am in favor of Jackson State University building a domed campus stadium instead of continuing to pour money into Memorial Stadium and the Coliseum, but don't believe there is enough population in theMore >>
    I am in favor of Jackson State University building a domed campus stadium instead of continuing to pour money into Memorial Stadium and the Coliseum, but don't believe there is enough population in the Jackson Market to support 50,000 seats. Here are some Your Turn commentsMore >>
  • My Turn: JSU Dome

    My Turn: JSU Dome

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-04-30 22:00:25 GMT
    Jackson State University recently announced plans for a $200 million, 50,000 seat domed campus stadium. JSU has been asking for a campus stadium for years. There are several reasons this actually makesMore >>
    Jackson State University recently announced plans for a $200 million, 50,000 seat domed campus stadium. JSU has been asking for a campus stadium for years.More >>
  • My Turn: American Spirit

    My Turn: American Spirit

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-04-23 22:30:27 GMT
    The Boston Marathon is a famous race whose participants show the discipline and determination to run 26.2 miles. The finish line is a place of celebration for those who finish, winning is not near asMore >>
    The Boston Marathon is a famous race whose participants show the discipline and determination to run 26.2 miles. More >>
  • Your Turn: Vicksburg mayoral candidate was a "working girl"

    Your Turn: Vicksburg mayoral candidate was a "working girl"

    Tuesday, April 16 2013 8:30 PM EDT2013-04-17 00:30:07 GMT
    In an exclusive interview with WLBT Vicksburg Mayoral candidate Linda Fondren opened up about her past.  "I was a working girl in a legal brothel over 30 years ago," said Fondren. "It's true, my husbandMore >>
    In an exclusive interview with WLBT Vicksburg Mayoral candidate Linda Fondren opened up about her past.More >>
  • Your Turn: Department of Revenue

    Your Turn: Department of Revenue

    Friday, April 5 2013 1:10 PM EDT2013-04-05 17:10:53 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment is from a Facebook comment to the decision to relocate the Department of Revenue to the former World Com Building in Clinton. "So what did you say? Your lead said 'My Turn'.More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment is from a Facebook comment to the decision to relocate the Department of Revenue to the former World Com Building in Clinton.More >>
  • My Turn: Dept. of Revenue building decision

    My Turn: Dept. of Revenue building decision

    Tuesday, April 2 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-04-02 22:00:16 GMT
    The Department of Revenue may have a new home soon. The three building finalists were the Landmark Building in downtown Jackson, The former Diversified Technology building in Ridgeland and South Point,More >>
    The Department of Revenue may have a new home soon. The Department of Finance and Administration has determined that South Point in Clinton, was the best and most economical choice. More >>
  • My Turn Your Turn: Voice your opinion

    My Turn Your Turn: Voice your opinion

    Thursday, March 28 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-03-28 23:00:19 GMT
    WLBT has a long history of airing editorials on the issues we face in Mississippi. Editorials are just opinions. Each week I will share my opinions on issues that are in the news. I can assure you thatMore >>
    WLBT has a long history of airing editorials on the issues we face in Mississippi. Editorials are just opinions.More >>
  • Sound Off: Trouble in River City

    Sound Off: Trouble in River City

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 4:48 PM EST2013-02-27 21:48:52 GMT
    Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield's reelection campaign hasn't gotten off to a very good start. Last year Mayor Winfield's former chief of staff filed a lawsuit against him and the City of Vicksburg allegingMore >>
    Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield's reelection campaign hasn't gotten off to a very good start. Last year Mayor Winfield's former chief of staff filed a lawsuit against him and the City of Vicksburg alleging she was sexually harassed by Winfield. More >>
  • Sound Off: Pop Quizzes

    Sound Off: Pop Quizzes

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 3:45 PM EST2013-02-06 20:45:14 GMT
    When I was in school I always dreaded "pop quizzes."  These unannounced tests were designed to keep students alert and improve performance.  WLBT conducted a security "pop quiz" on nine metro area schoolsMore >>
    When I was in school I always dreaded "pop quizzes."  These unannounced tests were designed to keep students alert and improve performance.More >>
  • Sound Off: JSU Madison Campus

    Sound Off: JSU Madison Campus

    Tuesday, January 29 2013 5:30 PM EST2013-01-29 22:30:07 GMT
    Cities are very competitive when it comes to recruiting new businesses. That is why it is strange when Jackson State University signs a 10 year lease in Madison for an offsite campus and the mayor ofMore >>
    Cities are very competitive when it comes to recruiting new businesses.  That is why it is strange when Jackson State University signs a 10 year lease in Madison for an offsite campus and the mayor of Madison doesn't welcome their business.More >>
  • Sound Off: Charter Schools

    Sound Off: Charter Schools

    Wednesday, January 23 2013 4:49 PM EST2013-01-23 21:49:59 GMT
    The Mississippi House and Senate have filed separate Charter School bills. It seems inevitable that a Charter School bill will pass this legislative session and be signed into law by the governor.  TheMore >>
    The Mississippi House and Senate have filed separate Charter School bills. It seems inevitable that a Charter School bill will pass this legislative session and be signed into law by the governor.  TheMore >>
  • Sound Off: Attorney General clarifies rules for Hinds County Supervisors

    Sound Off: Attorney General clarifies rules for Hinds County Supervisors

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 6:07 PM EST2013-01-15 23:07:39 GMT
    The Attorney General informed the Hinds County Supervisors that any one appointed to fill an unexpired term must live in that district.  Gil Sturgis, who had worked for Supervisor Doug Anderson, had individuallyMore >>
    The Attorney General informed the Hinds County Supervisors that any one appointed to fill an unexpired term must live in that district.More >>
  • Sound Off: District 2 Representation

    Sound Off: District 2 Representation

    Tuesday, January 8 2013 5:30 PM EST2013-01-08 22:30:05 GMT
    Hinds County District 2 Supervisor Doug Anderson recently announced his resignation after experiencing health issues. Then a few weeks later he rescinds his resignation because other supervisors indicatedMore >>
    Hinds County District 2 Supervisor Doug Anderson recently announced his resignation after experiencing health issues. Then a few weeks later he rescinds his resignation because other supervisors indicated they were going to appoint Gil Sturgis.More >>
  • Sound Off: Student Coffee Shop

    Sound Off: Student Coffee Shop

    Wednesday, October 31 2012 12:00 AM EDT2012-10-31 04:00:48 GMT
    Three years ago Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization to show how businesses really function, closed its doors. That left a void in educating junior high and high school students about basic fundamentalMore >>
    Three years ago Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization to show how businesses really function, closed its doors.More >>
  • Sound Off: Get the Last Word

    Sound Off: Get the Last Word

    Tuesday, October 23 2012 6:19 PM EDT2012-10-23 22:19:30 GMT
    Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes still refuses to apologize for his offensive language and behavior during a recent board meeting. This was his comment when asked if he would apologize: "The otherMore >>
    Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes still refuses to apologize for his offensive language and behavior during a recent board meeting.More >>
  • Sound Off: FBI Stings

    Sound Off: FBI Stings

    Tuesday, October 16 2012 10:11 PM EDT2012-10-17 02:11:23 GMT
    The FBI has been busy this year conducting sting operations catching current and former law enforcement officers ripping off drug dealers. Why is this a big deal? Do you know what happens to seized cashMore >>
    The FBI has been busy this year conducting sting operations catching current and former law enforcement officers ripping off drug dealers. Why is this a big deal?More >>
  • Sound Off: Fact or Fiction?

    Sound Off: Fact or Fiction?

    Tuesday, October 9 2012 6:03 PM EDT2012-10-09 22:03:27 GMT
    Most of you viewing the news have raised or are raising teenagers. We know that when our children become teenagers they suddenly begin to think they know it all. There is one area where Mississippi teenagersMore >>
    We know that when our children become teenagers they suddenly begin to think they know it all. There is one area where Mississippi teenagers rank number one, Teen Birth Rates. That shows our teenagers don't know it all.More >>
  • Sound Off: Head on MPACT

    Sound Off: Head on MPACT

    Tuesday, September 25 2012 6:40 PM EDT2012-09-25 22:40:45 GMT
    Lynn Fitch, State Treasurer for Mississippi, is freezing enrollment in MPACT, the state's college savings program. People who enroll and deposit their savings in an MPACT account get two advantages;More >>
    Lynn Fitch, State Treasurer for Mississippi, is freezing enrollment in MPACT, the state's college savings program. More >>
  • Sound Off: West Nile Virus

    Sound Off: West Nile Virus

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 10:26 PM EDT2012-09-12 02:26:48 GMT
    We have some unwelcome visitors in Mississippi. Mosquitoes are never welcomed, but this year they can be downright dangerous. There have been 129 reported human cases of West Nile infection across theMore >>
    Mosquitoes are never welcomed, but this year they can be downright dangerous. There have been 129 reported human cases of West Nile infection across the state.More >>
  • Sound Off: Good Job, Entergy

    Sound Off: Good Job, Entergy

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 8:27 PM EDT2012-09-05 00:27:51 GMT
    Last week Mississippi was bracing for Hurricane Isaac. Isaac was no Katrina, but the hurricane left a lot of flooding and wind damage. Flood damage will take quite a while to repair. Thousands lost power;More >>
    We are all dependent on our electricity and we don't have much patience when it goes out, but Entergy did an outstanding job of managing the crisis.More >>
  • Your Turn: Medicaid - Spkr. Philip Gunn

    Your Turn: Medicaid - Spkr. Philip Gunn

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-06-25 22:48:40 GMT
    House Spkr. Philip Gunn | emailLately, there has been a lot of discussion about expanding Medicaid in Mississippi under the Affordable Health Care Act, and I would like to discuss that here with you thisMore >>
    Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about expanding Medicaid in Mississippi under the Affordable Health Care Act, and I would like to discuss that here with you this evening.  I believe there are 3 critical questions we must ask ourselves:More >>
  • Your Turn: Medicaid - Rep. Cecil Brown

    Your Turn: Medicaid - Rep. Cecil Brown

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-06-25 21:46:11 GMT
    By Representative Cecil Brown | emailThe legislature has the opportunity to provide health insurance to 300,000 working Mississippians at minimal cost to the state. House and Senate Democrats recentlyMore >>
    The legislature has the opportunity to provide health insurance to 300,000 working Mississippians at minimal cost to the state. House and Senate Democrats recently offered a plan that would allow those working folks to purchase private, individual insurance policies paid for by federal funds.More >>
  • My Turn: Bomb Threats

    My Turn: Bomb Threats

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-06-11 22:06:18 GMT
    Someone called in a bomb threat to the Pearl Wal-Mart Sunday. Apparently they didn't get the word on how serious bomb threats are taken. Two young men are facing up to 10 years jail time and up to aMore >>
    Someone called in a bomb threat to the Pearl Wal-Mart Sunday. Apparently they didn't get the word on how serious bomb threats are taken. More >>
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