Editorials


Follow leaders’ directions

As we made our way through town doing our job of reporting the news about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had occasion to keep a mental note of businesses that seemed to operating outside the mandates handed down from the Mayor’s office two Tuesdays ago.






First Amendment is still working

In the last month, we’ve all been exposed to a new vocabulary.

Phrases like "In these trying times," "It is with an abundance of caution," "Self-quarantine" and "Shelter-in-place" have become the most uttered phrases daily.

But what this time has truly become is one of contradictions.





Voting is a pleasure

We were pleased to vote this morning without incident.

There were at least twice the number of poll workers and others who were on hand to be sure everything went as smoothly as possible.

What we weren’t pleased to see were the number of uncontested elections on the ballot.




Finish the pumps

We had the opportunity to drive through the South Delta this week on a trip back north from Vicksburg.

It’s a sad state of affairs.

As the sun set and darkness fell on the flooded plain, where you’d normally see the scattered lights of houses among the fields, there was nothing.


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