Editorial roundup – 06/17/15

A middle ground on state inmates

Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher has made a counteroffer to those counties grousing about his plan to transfer 1,000 inmates from their jails to the state’s underutilized community work centers.

These counties can keep … Read more

Cochran, Wicker support conservation bill for landowners

From special reports

Mississippi’s US Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker have both cosponsored legislation to help private landowners keep their land in working forest, farmland and habitat. The announcement was made today by the Mississippi Land Trust, the North … Read more

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

by Tom L. Gregory

Many years ago there was this musical group called the Five Man Electrical Band that recorded a little song that had the chorus “Signs, signs everywhere there’s signs. Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind. Do … Read more

MUW names Dean’s, president’s list

The following area students were named to the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester:
Tiffany Dora of Louiville, MS, 39339,
Lauren Fancher of McCool, MS, 39108,
Sade Harris of Louisville, MS, 39339,
Chelsie Paschal of Louisville, MS, 39339,
Jessie … Read more

Summer brings encounters with reptiles

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Journal

The arrival of spring and summer is accompanied by more outdoor activities, especially water activities. Along with this increase in outdoor activity comes an increase in encounters with reptiles. And when it … Read more