It’s a new year and Mississippi is not off to a good start. The Census Department is reporting that our state has lost population three years in a row. The losses are just a few thousand, but it means for the first time in 50 years, Mississippi has stopped growing.
Early last spring, after a very mild winter, I predicted we would have a cool summer to offset the warm winter. The law of averages will prevail, I ventured. Turns out I was right. This summer was one of the coolest I can remember.