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Taylor Says Skills Training Should Begin in 8th Grade

“The paradigm of get a job and we will train you is gone,” says Louisville’s Lex Taylor. He is talking to a large multi-county group of business, education, and government leaders at the The Dome, Louisville’s new community safe room. … Continue reading

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Are GOP Candidates Willing to Tackle Rural Issues?

Rural Mississippians, as I wrote last week, will have a big say in the August Republican primary runoffs. Politicians who ignore their plight may be in for a big surprise. Take, for example, Tippah County on the northern border of … Continue reading

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Sonny Saw Others as Potential Allies, Not Enemies

The day before election days harried politicians scurry to and fro making last minute connections and headlines to squeeze out those last few votes. The first “day before” this year for Mississippi elections landed on August 5th. That is also … Continue reading

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Will New GOP Primary Voters Make Difference in Runoff?

Roughly 95,000 more Mississippians voted in the Republican primary this year than four years ago, a 34% increase. This pushed Republican turnout over Democratic turnout for the first time. These new GOP primary voters could noticeably impact the August 27th … Continue reading

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Reeves Finally Debates Republican Opponents

Well, they debated this one time. The Republican governor candidates that is. Bill Waller looked the most gubernatorial but was the least glib. Tate Reeves still looked boyish but was the most glib. Robert Foster looked confident and scored with … Continue reading

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Will Humdinger Primary Finally Yield a Republican Attorney General?

The last and only Republican to hold the office of Attorney General in Mississippi was George E. Harris back in 1877. As Republicans began their surge to take over statewide offices in the early 1990s, Mike Moore and Jim Hood … Continue reading

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Course Changes Needed for Mississippi? Yes or No

Happy with the way things are going in Mississippi and want to stay the course? Then Tate Reeves is probably your choice for Governor. Stay the course is pretty much his campaign message. Not so happy with the way things … Continue reading

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