Charlie Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell

Slot machines, taxes have much in common

Income tax season is over for another year, meaning most people are no longer thinking about how much Mississippi and Uncle Sam claim from their wages — which, of course, is just how Mississippi and Uncle Sam like it. It’s a natural thing. We look at our checks, not the list of deductions.

Charlie Mitchell

State’s K-12 teachers seem to have other priorities

The last mass protest by Mississippi teachers was in 1985. This year, with summer approaching and the Legislature adjourned, there’s no sense that state teachers will ramp up to march on the Capitol for more pay as their counterparts have been doing in other rural states — West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

Charlie Mitchell

Grand Gulf a ‘catastrophe’ that became an asset

For many years during its construction in the 1970s, the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, nestled by the Mississippi River in Claiborne County, was referred to as ‘Grand Goof.’ Now, the first and only plant of its type in Mississippi, has been cleared to keep juicing nearly 20 percent of the state’s demand for another two decades.

Blue Angels wow huge crowd during air show in Biloxi

Thousands gathered on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to see the Blue Angels during the Blues Over Biloxi air show. The air show featured demos by various groups other than the Blue Angels, including the AeroShell Aerobatic Team.