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April 19, 2012

Some readers knew what would fill this space before I began writing this week. 

 

Some readers knew what would fill this space before I began writing this week. 

They knew — but how? Perhaps they possess clairvoyance; maybe they have been remotely viewing my writing process this week; or, and what is most likely, they were familiar enough with their surroundings to predict what a person like me living in a town like Oxford would say on a day like today.

February 29, 2012

Beer laws in the state of Mississippi are hurting people, small businesses and the economy.

 

Beer laws in the state of Mississippi are hurting people, small businesses and the economy.

There is currently a law in Mississippi preventing the sale of beer that is greater than 5 percent alcohol by weight. This is an archaic law that has no use in Mississippi other than inhibiting businesses from being as successful as possible and preventing beer drinkers in Mississippi from drinking high-quality beer.

February 8, 2012

Recently a bill was introduced in the Mississippi Legislature that would require drug tests for recipients of welfare. Instituting drug testing does not make sense financially and reinforces stereotypes of the poor. Additionally, there are more effective alternatives that can be enacted. 

 

Recently a bill was introduced in the Mississippi Legislature that would require drug tests for recipients of welfare. Instituting drug testing does not make sense financially and reinforces stereotypes of the poor. Additionally, there are more effective alternatives that can be enacted. 

February 8, 2012

In 1988, Congress passed the Drug-Free Workplace Act, which requires federal contractors and grantees to provide drug-free workplaces in order to receive a contract or grant. Then in 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for private railroad companies to require employees to test negative for use of drugs upon hire and return from extended leave.

 

In 1988, Congress passed the Drug-Free Workplace Act, which requires federal contractors and grantees to provide drug-free workplaces in order to receive a contract or grant. Then in 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for private railroad companies to require employees to test negative for use of drugs upon hire and return from extended leave.

Later, in 1992, the Supreme Court ruled that schools can require students to pass a drug test as a prerequisite for extracurricular activities, like sports.

April 19, 2011

Substance abuse is one of the greatest costs to society. Drugs ruin lives, waste money, waste productivity and promote violence. Likewise, unless you’re an artist, musician or Bradley Cooper in “Limitless,” drugs will destroy your brains’ potential and diminish your quality of life.

Substance abuse is one of the greatest costs to society. Drugs ruin lives, waste money, waste productivity and promote violence. Likewise, unless you’re an artist, musician or Bradley Cooper in “Limitless,” drugs will destroy your brains’ potential and diminish your quality of life.

October 17, 2010

The Alcohol Committee will present their proposal for Sunday sales to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting.

 

The Alcohol Committee will present their proposal for Sunday sales to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting.

 

September 2, 2010

Oxford residents gave their opinions on the dispute over Sunday alcohol sales Thursday night to the Oxford Alcohol Task Force. 

 

Oxford residents gave their opinions on the dispute over Sunday alcohol sales Thursday night to the Oxford Alcohol Task Force. 

 

The Task Force was created to advise the Board of Alderman on the possibility of allowing Sunday sales and what regulations may be put in place if the Sunday prohibition is repealed. 

August 25, 2010

 

The Board of Aldermen recently implemented a citywide ban on the synthetic THC compound known as spice or K2. 

 

The Board of Aldermen recently implemented a citywide ban on the synthetic THC compound known as spice or K2. 

 

July 18, 2010

According to FBI crime reports, 11,741 drug-offense arrests were made in Mississippi in 2008 (the most recent year the data was available).

 

According to FBI crime reports, 11,741 drug-offense arrests were made in Mississippi in 2008 (the most recent year the data was available).

 

July 14, 2010

And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” - Genesis 1:29

 

And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” - Genesis 1:29