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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 21, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 20 The Greenwood Commonwealth on baseball and the pandemic: Baseball is a game in which coaches and managers are taught that if they want to increase...

Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 14, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 11 The Dispatch on criminal church scandals: “It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you look good doing it.” A fruitless...

Vicksburg port options: Move to new site or expand in place

Apr. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Engineers in Mississippi are evaluating a potential new site for the Port of Vicksburg, a few miles south of the current location. Elected officials from Vicksburg and Warren County met Wednesday to discuss whether to expand near the current port...

A love of small spaces: Vicksburg native builds tiny house

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ever since he was a little boy, David Osburn has had big plans for a tiny house. When he was 12, the Vicksburg native sketched out his first plan to turn an old school bus into a small home. By age 13 or 14 he was refining the blueprints and...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 6 The Vicksburg Post on voter turnout: We’ve written this editorial before so it would be far too easy to simply cut, paste and change a few numbers....

Family volunteers together at Mississippi vaccination event

Apr. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Walters family is no stranger to helping those in — and outside — their community. During summers they have worked with Service Over Self, the one-week-long youth-led mission project, and both Abigail Walters Harper and her brother Evan...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Mar. 31, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ March 26 The Vicksburg Post on the coronavirus pandemic: In an editorial in mid-May, we questioned and criticized the Warren County Board of Supervisors’...

Mississippi man to be sentenced on 2 murder convictions

Mar. 25, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is set for sentencing Monday in the shooting deaths of a father and son. Jurors on March 19 convicted Steven Lewis, 37, of first-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Alex Jennings Sr. and second-degree murder in the death...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Mar. 24, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ March 23 The Greenwood Commonwealth on student debt forgiveness and for-profit schools: Much of the attention about student debt during last year’s...