Thursday, June 15, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Well, Mr. Dixon signed the contract with RES. The article in the The South Reporter didn’t say what RES was going to charge us in the future years. What are the rates? Is that something the supervisors don’t want to tell us?
I will agree with Mr. Braddock of RES, that the county has given way too many affidavits out; 20 percent aren’t paying. Way too many of these people are not paying. If someone gets 90 days behind on paying, they should be made to pay, or their tags should be picked up.
I subscribe to three weekly Mississippi newspapers and yours is by far the best one — more news, interesting articles, etc. I especially enjoy Rev. Winter and Mr. Denley’s articles.
I grew up in College Hill out of Oxford and really enjoy a connection with Mississippi through your newspaper.
Sarah (Newman) Monk
I’m trying to locate and photograph old houses in North Mississippi known as dogtrots.
Most of these structures are fast disappearing from our landscape leaving only memories of them behind.
And even these memories will soon be lost to time. I would like the help of your readers in locating them.
Anyone knowing the location of a dogtrot with the breezeway still open many contact me by phone (662-333-7837), by e-mail (email@example.com), or by regular mail (D.M. Hill, P.O. Box 88, Potts Camp, MS 38659).
I will need the location of the property and the name and number of the owner.
Equally important are the memories that need to be preserved. What was life like? How did you stay warm; how did you stay cool? What chores did you have? What did you do to have fun? Where did everyone sleep?
These is just a few questions to get you started thinking.
If you have a story about living in a dogtrot that you are willing to share, please contact me also.
The story can be about you, a relative, or a friend, but it must be true. The dogtrot in the story may be gone now or the breezeway may be enclosed.
I look forward to hearing from your readers who would like to contribute to this project.
Tags and RES:
“1. Extortion, n. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wrestling any thing from a person by force, duress, menaces, authority, or by any undue exercise of power.”
That is a very serious thing that we can be put in prison for and yet Marshall County can get away with it every day by withholding a state issued car tag because of a bill owed to a private company -- RES to name the company I am talking about.
Who made the contract with them?
Marshall County supervisors, not we the people.
Were we asked if we agreed to this system? No!
If asked they will say it is a state law. I, for one, do not believe that. I believe it was made up by the county.
I don’t know about anyone else, but this does not smell too well to me.
Perhaps there is something going that we don’t know about, like friends in certain places.
When we get a ticket for expired tags because of it, we need to give it to the county to pay and see what they think about that.
We need to contact our state senators about this and let them know just how we feel about this.
I urge everyone to do that and we will get some results.
Election time is coming up and we can also let the county know how we feel at the poles.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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