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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. 

June 4, 2018

The Tupelo City Council says if you like your food trucks, you can keep your food trucks, as long as they are compliant with proposed regulations.

The primary reasoning for the regulations is hardly legal. Did the council cite salmonella outbreaks among Tupelo's food tr...

March 27, 2018

Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton said Monday that some changes might need to be made to the structure of the commission and the staff to prevent future Kemper Projects.

The first-term Republican commissioner made his remarks at the Stennis Insti...

February 27, 2018

Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says extending high-speed internet to what he terms forgotten rural areas of the state is needed for them is required for the state to move forward economically.

"We have a literal infrastructure...

February 23, 2018

Two of the three members of the Mississippi Public Service Commission agree that changes need to be made to a 2008 law that opened the door for Mississippi Power to build the Kemper Project. 

The paradoxically named Mississippi Public Utility Rate Mitigation and Reducti...

February 7, 2018

Mississippi regulators took a victory lap Tuesday after unanimously approving a deal that ends the nearly decade-long battle over Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

The commissioners admit, however, that not everyone is pleased with the deal that...

February 6, 2018

The nearly decade-long battle over Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project clean coal power plant ended Tuesday after the Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve a deal to cover costs on the controversial plant.

Under the deal reached with Mississippi Power, t...

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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.