One thing we often take for granted in the Mississippi Delta is the abundant natural water supply.
It allows farmers to irrigate at an efficient cost, giving them a leg up over other regions, for example, the Corn Belt in the Midwest.
The growing anti-immunization movement thankfully hasn’t found many inroads in Mississippi.
The state has the highest immunization rates in the country because it requires vaccines to enter school and doesn’t accept religious or philosophical exemptions.
Proximity is a key element of newsworthiness.
For example, a car wreck that happens down the street from your house is going to matter more to you than one on the other side of town. And a crash in another county is of essentially no news value.