The state isn't giving our schools the money they need. No amount of spin can change that fact. Why our leaders choose to ignore those on the front lines of education in our home towns is a mystery to us.
Like the stylists who pampered the homeless, or the banker who volunteers hundreds of hours, there is a role for all of us to help those less fortunate, and to make South Mississippi a better place for us all.
The Mississippi Coast will continue to grow its tourism industry if we can just solve our roads problem. We need to keep our roads in prime condition and we need more of them. Sure that's an expensive proposition but it's a sound investment.
The nation is learning the Coast has some excellent schools. We hope the rest of the state is taking note, too, because Mississippi's struggling schools could learn a lot from Pass Christian and Ocean Springs high schools.
Last week, China announced that it plans to land a rover on Mars by 2020. The Russian Federal Space Agency is working with the European Space Agency. Every major power in the world has some form of interest in Mars. Like 1961, when Russia first rocketed Yuri Gagarin into orbit and the U.S. was afraid that Russians would beat us with the first actual man on the Moon, the race is on.
Spring Break will bring thousands of young people to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We welcome you. Have fun and stay safe. If that's not your thing, there are ballgames and boat shows and lots of less-crowded beaches to enjoy
Harrison County supervisors should have done their homework before approving incentives for Topship in the Inland Port at Gulfport. And Gov. Phil Bryant should have given them more information about the development deal Mississippi taxpayers will foot the bill for.
Mississippi shouldn't pass laws that discriminate against gays, lesbians or any other group in our diverse state. Such laws will lead only to costly legal battles and to potential visitors spending their money in more tolerant locales. But try telling that to the lawmakers up north.