Does “pro-life” militancy extend to war, gun control, police shootings, and degradation of the ecosystem?

I think Iowa's governor, Kim Reynolds, spoke for most of the militant movement to restrict women's reproductive rights when she rhapsodized over her state's new  abortion ban.  The so-called "heartbeat" legislation, signed into law just days ago, prohibits abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat has been detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy.  Said Gov. … Continue reading Does “pro-life” militancy extend to war, gun control, police shootings, and degradation of the ecosystem?

Chateau Adult Day Center Seeks Part-Time Social Worker

Chateau Adult Day Center is seeking an experienced Licensed Social Worker with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work to start immediately in its Laurel, Mississippi, location in a part-time capacity. The schedule is four hours a day, either 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experience in human service and … Continue reading Chateau Adult Day Center Seeks Part-Time Social Worker

Public schools success requires adequate public funding, period

I had the opportunity to hear Mayor Barker speak about public education at the Train Depot on Wednesday afternoon.  He was both prepared and personable, and made thoughtful, no doubt sincere, remarks concerning the essential elements of public school system success – a success that he insisted is pivotal to the success of Hattiesburg as … Continue reading Public schools success requires adequate public funding, period

In the Red: Gulf Park BSW Club Raises Funds for Nonviolence Center

It was a challenge that made everyone feel - and look - good. The Gulf Park BSW Club at the Southern Miss School of Social Work raised $500 for the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence and in the process had some fun with male faculty, students and administrators who agreed to wear red lipstick if the … Continue reading In the Red: Gulf Park BSW Club Raises Funds for Nonviolence Center

Fed pressure prompts Bryant to declare state of emergency for deteriorating Mississippi bridges

It's a sad state of affairs when a Trump administration generally hellbent on deregulation has to press Mississippi to address its horrendous roads-and-bridges infrastructure situation. Yesterday, Gov. Bryant, citing inaction by local jurisdictions, declared an unprecedented state of emergency and ordered the Department of Transportation to shut down 83 dangerously deteriorated county bridges; more bridges … Continue reading Fed pressure prompts Bryant to declare state of emergency for deteriorating Mississippi bridges