Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
We have details on a high speed chase that happened late last night in Hinds County. Just before midnight, Hazelhurst Police initiated a pursuit with the driver of an SUV. That chase lasted for severalMore >>
Hazlehurst police say 22-year-old Miketwon Jordan entered the Circle K demanding money. More >>
Every new election cycle brings us the same rhetoric as the last. Whether they promise to put people to work, cut taxes, cut spending, work with the other side, or put us on the right path, no politician has said much of anything new since the first Neanderthal campaigned to be king of the cave.
One thing that seems lost on the political class, is that government should be run like a business—or even a household. Oh they may say that, but once in office they get amnesia or cave to peer pressure or whatever. Anyone who has ever balanced a check book understands that if you bring in $1000, you can only spend $1000. If you can, spend less and put the remainder aside for when you may need it. Spend more than you bring in and you go broke.
Unlike "Wallyworld", Government has nothing to sell to generate revenue. They generate revenue by taxing the populace and, unlike a traditional business situation, we don't get a choice about taking our money elsewhere for a better deal. We pay our taxes for the considerable privilege of living in this great country.
In turn, government should respect us enough to run by the same principles businesses and individuals employ. If there is no money to fund a pet project…it doesn't get done unless a private citizen decides to get involved. Many a small business person has cut or foregone their own salary in lean times to make sure there was enough money to stay afloat.
We all have to be good stewards of our personal finances, or we will get into trouble quickly. I would submit that governments have a duty to the taxpayers to be better stewards of funds—because they are using our money…not their own. I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's Viewpoint. Let us know what you think.
Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>