A couple of years ago, I got on my high horse and warned of the risks of disconnecting the external printers from the touchscreen voting machines used in Leflore County and most of the rest of Mississippi.
GREENWOOD — It’s painful that Viking Range is only about a third of the size it was a dozen years ago, when the company was blowing and going and persuaded the state of Mississippi to kick in $3 million to help with the company’s expansion into refrigeration manufacturing.
Mississippi has been stuck in an unhealthy competition for the past two decades. While it’s not technically a competition for jobs, that’s clearly a motivator and a direct by-product of the tug-of-war.
While American farmers, carmakers and others worry about the prospect of an escalating trade war between China and the United States, an industry that I know much more about is already feeling the effects of protectionist tariffs.
She torched the red blanket. The covering was what Linda Lary saw her son, Michael, wrapped in as he lay on the floor, dead from an overdose of heroin last December, two days short of his 28th birthday. “I thought of all the blankets to put on him, don’t put a red blanket on him. I don’t know why.”