Editorial Roundup – 12/31/14

20 states raise minimum wage

Editorial by Jack Ryan

With an evenly divided government in Washington in 2015 — President Obama is a Democrat, and Republicans will control both houses of Congress — the political stalemate on the minimum wage … Read more

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014.

Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans … Read more

Palmer Home selected charity for SMR

From press reports

Sturgis, Mississippi – The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in August 2014 selected Palmer Home for Children as its benefitting charity. Palmer Home received the donation check for $7,182.90 on December 12, 2014.

“We try to keep our … Read more

Sports Schedules – 12/31/14

FRIDAY, JAN. 2
Prep Basketball
TBA — Kirk Invitational Tournament (Winston Academy entered)
TBA — Sam Dale Tournament (Kemper County entered)
Men’s College Basketball
7 p.m. — Florida State at Mis… Read more