Rianna Gibbs Wilson
I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong. We now have a campaign called the Ministerial Alliance calling for the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to take mercy on Mississippi Power and its failed boondoggle.
This week in Clarksdale, history was made, yet ignored moments after. Carlos Moore became the first African American to take the bench as the municipal judge in the Delta city on Tuesday. Without question, it’s an achievement that deserves recognition and applause.
Boards of Supervisors in Mississippi typically have good insights on what rural areas in the state need. Supervisors have daily interactions with people at the grassroots level — and are often the first to get a call when someone has a problem in their community.
There have been a lot of debates on both sides regarding historical monuments and a lot of anger and venom spewed.
In reality, we need to look at the history behind these conflicts and view both sides. So often, that is not the case.
These days it’s very difficult for rural Mississippi communities to land major economic development projects like huge manufacturing facilities. Even when they do, it has typically come at an enormous cost to state residents in the form of tax breaks and cash payments to industries.
I’ve been driving a lot recently from Indianola, my family’s residence for the past five years, to Columbia, our new home, and the trip has reiterated something I already knew: I never want to live in a big city. Just driving through Jackson once during rush hour cuts a year off my life expectancy, I think.