Former DMR Executive Director Bill Walker tried to convince U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett that the disgraced public official could afford to pay $5,000 a month restitution on a $16,000 a month income. He failed.
President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
Pascagoula’s city officials should have asked more questions and not be so naive about finances before a shocking audit. Now, the taxpayers will pay the money they thought they saved through lower taxes.
Long Beach voters will be asked to allow the school district to borrow to $20 million to upgrade/replace its high school. The Sun Herald believes that’s a sound investment that will help the city and its economy grow.
If Gov. Phil Bryant calls a special session, ending the fight over the BP economic damages settlement should be his top priority. He, Lt. Gov. Reeves and Speaker Gunn could easily bring the money to the Coast.
Mississippi, a state that leads the nation in texting and driving and is the deadliest place to drive, has laws against texting and driving but law enforcement officers say it is almost impossible to force. The law must change
Mississippi is about to get a windfall of more than $100 million over the next couple of years. That money should be a spent on the roads and bridges most in need of repair. And it should buy some time to come up with a permanent plan.
The Southern Rail Commission has a plan to bring twice-a-day passenger train service to Gulfport, Biloxi, Bay St. Louis and Pascagoula, beginning in New Orleans and ending in Mobile. We're not sure enough people would hop on to make it pay.
Sun Herald Editorial: Kate Spade should be an example. No amount of wealth, of fame and fortune, can treat mental illness. It can mask it. It can make someone reluctant to seek treatment. We should learn from her death, not repeat it.
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast CEO Milton Segarra wants to rebrand the Coast as more than a gambling destination. And he has the leadership of the three Coastal counties behind him. We appreciate that cooperation.
Memorial Day's meaning sometimes gets lost in all the good times we enjoy. We on the Mississippi Coast should take a moment and remember the armed forces and the men and women who lost their lives, so we would enjoy better lives.
Jackson County Superintendent Barry Amacker could have done a better job of dealing with the assault of a special needs student. But the School Board, parents and the public shouldn't rush to judgment before they have all the facts
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow states to have sports betting should be a windfall for Mississippi. Mississippi begins with a big lead on competitors because it has a sports betting on the books. We should seize this opportunity.
Jackson County School District Officials have stumbled and bumbled their way through the aftermath of a video that revealed the abuse of a special needs student. Now, they should face the parents and listen to their complaints.
Confederate Memorial Day is barely noticed in South Mississippi but will surely bring derision from the rest of the United States. Memorial Day is the proper way to commemorate the Civil War, as it honors those on both sides.
In 1840, males outnumbered females 8.68 million to 8.38 million in the United States. By 1950, there were more females than males for the first time in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. See other statistics showing how America has