Money is always tight. That is the nature of money. There is never enough. Our state Legislature is grappling with this reality. Tax collections are below expectations. Government services are being adjusted as a result. Tough cuts are being made.
Merchants are eager to encourage folks to shop locally during the Christmas season. This is a crucial issue. Hundreds of local shops and stores depend on the holiday months for a huge chunk of their profits.
A Texas company is planning to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line linking the wind farms of west Texas to the deep South. The line would enter Mississippi near Vicksburg and run through the middle of Mississippi terminating north of Columbus.
We were sitting in a small mud church with dirt floors near Mazabuka, Zambia, three hours drive from the capital city of Lusaka. The plate was piled high with fried banded tilapia caught with gill nets thrown from dugout canoes on the nearby Kafue River.