Monthly Archives: September 2013

Should U.S. Strike Syria?

Should the United States execute a military strike against Syria for using chemical weapons? While millions die globally each year from famine, disease, and carnage, the media focused us on Syria, with pundits ardently arguing both sides of the issue. … Continue reading

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LifeTracks Could Show How Schools Really Perform

How good are your schools? Don’t know? You can go to MSReportCard.com and see your schools’ ranking for the 2011-2012 school year. Or, if you want to know how a particular grade in your school district did in a specific … Continue reading

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Economic Developers Under Pressure to Perform

Jobs. The great challenge facing communities today is more jobs. As a result, people responsible for growing jobs are under tremendous pressure. Then, there are places like the Columbus area where economic developer Joe Max Higgins is having great success … Continue reading

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Bryant Turning Manufacturing Trends Around

The peak in manufacturing jobs over the past 20 years in Mississippi occurred during the third year of Governor Kirk Fordice’s administration. In 1994 jobs in manufacturing industries averaged 261,000, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Since then, … Continue reading

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Towns, Counties, State Face Obamacare Impacts

“Municipalities challenged by Affordable Care Act,” read the headline of a story about Obamacare provisions taking affect in 2014. “There is a lot of uncertainty about what the impact is going to be,” said one insurer. “I can, at least, … Continue reading

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