By Gail H.M. Brown, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, Was it a Women’s History Month brunch or a Women’s History Month praise service? That is the question. Whatever it was, it lifted spirits and electrified the audience. […]
By Marilyn Reed, Contributing Writer, “I salute my ancestors and elders still living, who fought and died in Mississippi, throughout the United States, and throughout the western hemisphere to assert our humanity in the fight […]
By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, Amidst mild winds and warm weather in Tougaloo, MS at Tougaloo College, an unveiling ceremony of a sign in recognition of the administrative building named for Attorney Edward Blackmon Jr., was […]
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, The constant badgering and apparent lack of respect toward Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during 13 hours of testimony Tuesday, and throughout Wednesday, only revealed […]
The Associated Press, The Rev. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a civil rights leader in Maryland who also served in the General Assembly for 20 years, died at age 81. Maryland State Delegate, Benjamin Brooks Sr., […]
Although gas prices in not only Mississippi but across the nation remain high, the average per gallon cost for gas in the Magnolia State has dropped a couple cents since Thursday.
As of Friday, the average cost for regular fuel in Mississippi is at $3.95 while diesel is at $4.92.
Thanks to our friends at GasBuddy, here is a list of the 10 cheapest regular fuel prices in Mississippi.
Hall’s Service Station in Poplarville (102 N Main St.) – $3.49
CITGO in Hernando (5380 MS-305 S) – $3.51
ON THE ROAD in Hernando (3914 MS-305) – $3.55
Ramey’s Marketplace in Poplarville (100 Hwy 11 North) – $3.59
7-Eleven in Enterprise (300 W Bridge St.) – $3.60
Sam’s Club in Tupelo (3833 N Gloster St.) – $3.62
Walmart Neighborhood Market in Tupelo (318 S Gloster St.) – $3.63
Murphy Express in Tupelo (2255 W Main St.) – $3.64
Wild Bill’s in Sherman (460 3rd Ave.) – $3.65
Kroger in Tupelo (960 W Main St.) – $3.65 […]
Submitted by Senator Roger Wicker
“I wish the White House would simply act rather than having more public discussion.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has led his people in a heroic resistance to Russia’s bloody and unprovoked invasion, which is now in its fourth week. His courageous leadership in the face of danger has reassured his war fighters and rallied the entire free world to their cause. This past week, President Zelenskyy spoke directly to Congress and the American people in a virtual address. He thanked the United States for the weapons and support we have provided, but asked us to do more. In particular, he pled with President Joe Biden to show the resolve that is required to bring an end to this atrocity.
Just days earlier, I had traveled with a bipartisan group of Senators to Poland, where more than two million Ukrainians have fled for safety. We met with U.S. military officials, diplomats, and Poland’s military leadership and were able to observe the humanitarian situation. At the Ukrainian border, we watched as scores of displaced women and children arrived at a makeshift shelter. I spoke with one refugee who had recently survived a nearby Russian missile strike, which killed over 30 civilians. Our delegation returned unified that America can and should do more to end this human tragedy.
Congress Sends Weapons, Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
Just before our visit, Congress approved $14 billion in defense and humanitarian aid for Ukraine. This aid is helping replenish Ukraine’s war effort, providing more of the anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles that have been so pivotal in slowing the Russian advance. But there is still more to be done. I have called on President Biden to coordinate an international airlift to Ukraine to provide urgent relief for those who are dehydrated, starving, wounded, and desperate for aid.
President Zelenskyy has also urged the West to provide Ukraine with Russian-made MiG fighter jets. These would help defend against Russian bombers that are destroying Ukrainian hospitals, schools, and homes on a daily basis. Poland has offered its MiGs, but debate among U.S. officials has caused the Biden Administration to drag its feet on transferring these planes. I wish the White House would simply act rather than having more public discussion. I have joined Senators from both parties in urging President Biden to provide these jets to Ukraine without delay.
Putin Needs to Learn His Lesson
Vladimir Putin’s admitted goal has always been to reassemble the old Soviet empire. This effort began in 2008 when he invaded Georgia. Then, in 2014, he seized Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine. Both of these hostile acts went unpunished by the Western world. More recently, in the lead-up to the present crisis, President Biden signaled further weakness by publicly setting limits on how the U.S. would defend Ukraine. The encouraging news is that this Russian neighborhood bully is finally getting a bloody nose, principally through the courage and resolve of Ukraine’s President and his countrymen.
I am glad that our European allies are waking up to the Russian threat. Germany, a nation that is heavily dependent on Russian energy, recently canceled the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would have delivered oil straight from Russia. Great Britain has successfully rallied Europe to send weapons to Ukraine and to impose crippling sanctions on the Russian economy. Even the historically neutral country of Switzerland has adopted these sanctions. On every front, Putin is incurring more damage than he bargained for. Every cost we can impose on him for his brutal war crimes makes it more likely that we will see his defeat and ultimate downfall.
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Submitted by Senator Roger Wicker. […]