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Defending the Pearl

By MARK ROGERS,

It’s David vs. Goliath as local officials oppose Jackson’s ‘One Lake’ plan

Local state Rep. Ken Morgan is being heralded as a champion by some and a scapegoat by others after his presentation in the Mississippi House helped prevent state borrowing for a controversial Jackson lake project.






Architect surveys Ford home

By MARK ROGERS,

An architect writing a book about the historic houses of the Gulf Coast region calls the John Ford Home “the most important house that has never been measured and drawn.”

Until now, that is.

Gregory Free of Austin, Texas, was busy surveying every detail of the more than 200-year-old dwelling Monday in Sandy Hook.



John David Markins

By STAFF,

John David Markins

46, Columbia

A visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Hathorn Funeral Home for John David Markins, 46, of Columbia, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 14.



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More bull about grad rates

Mississippi education officials have mostly gotten a free pass over the state’s trumped up graduation rate. Every year they tout improved numbers, and conveniently leave out the details about how they got to that point. Namely, they’ve done it by lowering the standards that it takes to get a diploma.





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