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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. 

April 24, 2018

Despite funding being left out of the recently passed omnibus spending bill, advocates for a controversial pump project in the Yazoo River basin aren't ready to abandon it.

Mississippi Levee Board President Fred Ballard Jr. and chief engineer Peter Nimrod both told the...

April 17, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: MANY MISSISSIPPI FARMERS IN THE DELTA FROM THE TOP OF OUR STATE DOWN TO WILKINSON COUNTY ARE JUST NOW GETTING INTO THEIR FIELDS THIS WEEK TO PLANT. HEAVY RAINS AND RESULTING FLOODING HAVE DONE THEIR DAMAGE TO THIS SEASON'S YIELDS ALREADY--AND THE SEED IS...

March 23, 2018

Retiring U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran received some touching tributes from other senators Thursday and will have the federal courthouse in Jackson named after him, the 10th longest serving U.S. Senator.

One thing that he wasn't able to secure on his way out of the Capitol as...

March 22, 2018

NOTE: COMMENTATOR KELLEY WILLIAMS OF BIGGER PIE FORUM COMPARES THE RECENT KEMPER PLANT BOONDOGGLE TO THE ONGOING MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODING FIASCO. HE SAYS THE RIVER FLOODING PROBLEMS ARE "ANOTHER STACKED DECK" OF SPECIAL INTERESTS AND GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS....

February 12, 2018

The Mississippi River has changed course to the Gulf every thousand years or so for about the last 10,000 years.  Gravity finds a shorter, steeper path to the Gulf when sediments deposited by the river make the old path higher and flatter.  It’s ready to change course...

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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.