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A new grass-roots writing initiative identifies talented young writers and gives them the same "select" opportunity that their peers in sports and music have. The results are already are great and the plans for growth statewide are big. 

August 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — On an unseasonably cool Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair, two of the probable candidates in the 2019 governor's race — Attorney General Jim Hood and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves — offered differing views of the state’s economy and direction.

Hood has y...

January 29, 2018

Last week, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood told the press that his office and the Department of Revenue had filed suit against four winemakers that shipped wine into the state.

The state would've missed out on $6 dollars for every $25 bottle of wine and some of t...

October 12, 2017

The present narrative says that Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic state Attorney General Jim Hood are the two top choices to battle for the governor's mansion in 2019. 

That scenario isn't a stone-cold lock, according to a recent Millsaps College opinion po...

October 3, 2017

According to a Mississippi Independent survey of contract records, employees at the Mississippi Attorney General's office are sweating off pounds on the taxpayer dole.

Employees at the AG's office receive taxpayer-funded gym memberships at several Jackson-area fitness c...

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Confused and frustrated by others and his state, Horace Benbow in William Faulkner’s 

Sanctuary says, “I need a change. Either I, or Mississippi, one.”

     Do we sometimes feel like Horace? We love our state, but it confounds us.     

      Mississippimatters' creative co-op of writers, videographers and thinkers invites wrestling with such tensions.

     MM won't cover much breaking news. Instead, it will reflect, suggest  and chat.

     Some entries will be a bit deeper. We will feature investigative articles other publications avoid. Lots of lighthearted ideas will be tossed in about enjoyable people, places and things. Expect an eclectic mix.

      If we're easily pegged politically or socially, we need to do better. Let us know.

     Some contributors have "extra" degrees, others are "degree-less." All can write; they care and dare to share their hearts and minds (and they can turn a phrase).

    Our writers come from unlikely places. We think some of the best thinkers use a wrench. not a pen. 

     Some of our "takes" may upset you.Thanks for feeling! Some may prop up your opinions. We hope to prompt banter at water coolers, coffee shops and family tables.

     It’s so true—we in the Magnolia State often feel like Horace Benbow. Faulkner tapped into us. 

     How about us doing some head-scratching together?  

     Let’s laugh, muse and talk. After all, Mississippi Matters. 

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MississippiMatters is a news blog of cooperative writers, videographers and podcasters published by  The Well Writers Guild, a 501c3 devoted to mentoring Mississippi writers and to addressing uncovered or under-covered topics.  MississippiMatters focuses on offering creative "takes" on our state's culture, ideas, events and more.