Even though I am now an orphan, I am blessed with two wonderful aunts, my Aunt Francy (Mary Frances Martin) in Gulfport and Aunt Fae (Ida Fae Hardy) in San Antonio, Texas. Both are giving me hope about longevity in my bloodline.
State leaders are claiming the new Continental Tire plant will be cash flow positive to the Mississippi general fund. I’m scratching my head trying to figure out how the numbers work.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders received an avalanche of criticism when he called himself a democratic socialist. Meanwhile, the newly entrenched Mississippi Republican leadership is going full bore with its own kind of socialism.
My son John and I recently attended a packed book signing at Millsaps College. “In A Different Key: The Story of Autism” is written by two accomplished journalists, John Donvan and Caren Zucker. At 650 pages, it is by far the most comprehensive popular book on autism.
Mississippians currently pay a gas tax of 37 cents per gallon. About half of that is a federal tax, half is a state tax.
The federal tax hasn’t been raised since 1993. The state tax hasn’t been raised since 1987.