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Finding young writers. Taking Them to New Levels!

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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. 

December 10, 2018

The Mississippi Public Service Commission could have two new members after the 2019 election. 

Central District Commissioner Cecil Brown announced Monday that he won't be seeking a second term on the three-member commission that regulates utilities and that the 74-year-...

November 5, 2018

 The trial in a decade-old lawsuit brought by Mississippi Attorney Jim Hood over Entergy's wholesale pricing practices will have to wait until April.

Last week, Federal Judge Carlton Reeves postponed the trial to handle more critical criminal cases on the docket. The be...

October 1, 2018

Mississippi Power's rates are third highest in the state of Mississippi and are 20.3 percent above the regional average, according to an examination of the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Twin County Electric Power Association and the Yazoo...

August 10, 2018

The Southern Company held an earnings call Wednesday and the sole good news was a rate hike approved Tuesday by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

August 6, 2018

In Hindu mythology, the world rested on the back of a great turtle which rested on another turtle.  And so on.  It was turtles all the way down.

Which reminds me of the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Mississippi River Commission (MRC).  Both re...

May 11, 2018

On the coldest few days of the year, Entergy Mississippi had nearly run out of juice.

The utility was crippled by issues with its aging generation fleet and the regional transmission organization that it belongs to was down to the last step — buying expensive electricit...

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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.