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.

Biloxi police clear people, tents from north of 90

Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Biloxi police began making people move from the median between U.S. 90 and the service drive west of Oak Street. Most of them had been there for two or more hours to watch the Blue Angels show. Police said it was state law.