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topofthemorning, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

Opinion

What’s next for Natchez tourism?

First, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has welcomed me into our community. I am honored and blessed to be part ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:28 pm

Opinion

Cathedral’s Crawfish Countdown is back — bigger, better

This Friday evening Cathedral school will host the 37th Annual Crawfish Countdown. We were not able to celebrate the 36th year due to the pandemic ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:12 pm

Opinion

Watchdog report bleak on Mississippi prisons

JACKSON (AP) — Bloody clashes that brought Mississippi’s prison system under federal scrutiny last year were part of a dramatic increase in reported cases of ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, April 30, 2021 7:05 pm

Letters to the Editor

Property tax abatements an incentive for growth

History is happening in our city. A local realtor reported to me this week that we have only 75 active real estate listings in the ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:45 pm

Opinion

New era of cooperation in Legislature

On the final day of the 2021 legislative session in early April, Speaker Philip Gunn spoke of the “good spirit of cooperation” that had permeated ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:22 pm

Opinion Main

Natchez can help lead America’s economic rebound

Since I arrived in Natchez, I have been talking about the Power of Travel and the impact our community has on tourism and the impact ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:08 pm

Opinion

State auditor fighting corruption for taxpayers

When I was first appointed State Auditor in July 2018, I was determined to chase down fraud, theft, and embezzlement from you, the taxpayers. In ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:46 pm

Opinion

Boehner doesn’t hold back on today’s GOP

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”—Joni ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:21 pm

Opinion

Smoking affects more than your lungs

As you know from the warning labels on cigarette packages, “Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health.” This is a profound understatement. It is ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:57 pm

Opinion

Mississippi unlikely to ease its election laws

Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:18 pm

Opinion

Entrepreneur can now follow her dreams

Four years ago, Karrece Stewart began to see how she could develop her passion for makeup into a career. That was until the state got ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:47 pm

Opinion

Natchez National Historical Park, committed to telling stories of all people of Natchez

Do you remember the ancient Indian story about the three blind men and the elephant? I think that it points to much that is true ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:06 pm

Opinion

Natchez National Historical Park, committed to telling stories of all people of Natchez

Do you remember the ancient Indian story about the three blind men and the elephant? I think that it points to much that is true ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:12 pm

Opinion

Top of the Morning: Reject toxic attitude about race problems

This letter is in response to the opinion piece dated March 26 of this year entitled, “America’s Hate Problem Not a Coincidence,” submitted by Ray ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:31 pm

Opinion

Why cruise boats are so important to Natchez

It’s about tourism and economic development. It’s about investment in Natchez. It’s about JOBS… This past week, I have had the pleasure of participating in ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:59 pm

Opinion

Merit Health steadfast in service to Miss-Lou

I write today with hope for the future and gratitude for the resilience of our provider team at Merit Health Natchez. The pandemic has demonstrated ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, March 26, 2021 8:16 pm

Opinion

Add private conservation back to HB 1231

House Bill 1231 creates the Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. It passed the Mississippi House of Representatives 117-2, which is overwhelming. I have spent most ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:23 pm

Opinion

Don’t miss ‘Of Mice and Men’ at Natchez Little Theatre

This Spring Pilgrimage, Natchez Little Theatre will present John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Performance dates are March 26, 27, 28, April 2, 3, 8, ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:48 pm

Opinion

Louisiana lawmakers want greater reckoning at LSU

Shameful. Heartbreaking. Sickening. Shocking the conscience. Lawmakers used those words and more to describe their reaction to a blistering independent review of Louisiana State University’s ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:34 pm

Opinion

Nary a Horton nor a Who among Seuss’s ‘cancelled’ books

“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who are in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:26 pm

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