Thursday, October 19, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to Sheriff
The Cayce Firefighters and the Board of Directors wish to thank Kenny Dickerson and his crew for the delicious fish and all the trimmings, the community ladies for the delicious desserts, and the ladies who helped in the kitchen. It takes all of you to make this all come together.
We do thank all the people who came out to support us, a couple of churches outside our area came in groups. The fellowship is great, some coming for the first time and on leaving told us how much they enjoyed it and they would be back.
Thanks to all,
Neighborhood Saints on a Mission for God want to thank all of those who assisted us in raising funds for this non-profit organization helping seniors and disabled in Marshall County and surrounding areas.
We give thanks and honor to all of the pastors who participated in this event.
A special thanks to pastor Claudell Miller, Calvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
Traffic jam on square:
I don’t know what was happening on the Holly Springs square Thurs., Oct. 12 afternoon - evening, and I do not care; however I do know that traffic and the redirection of traffic was non-existent. If our little hamlet had an emergency, well it doesn’t say much for our emergency response. I really do not think it was any type of emergency.
If it was an event, it doesn’t say anything for proper preparedness. Now, I know social community events show how good a community can come together, but it also shows poor decision making of the city leaders who allowed this to happen.
I saw no signs to redirect traffic, nor any proper instructions from the police dept. officers, nor the fire department personnel re-directing traffic around the square. I only saw blocked streets and no direction from anyone in charge to get around the square.
I don’t blame our emergency responders, only the people who told them to do it.
My big question in the post 9-11 days — does Holly Springs have an emergency plan of action or similar? I know by past experience, that emergency action plans or parts of the emergency action plans can be used for events even though they are not emergencies.
So who’s to blame? Now I most likely would not bothered to even complain, just take it in stride as the same old, same old I see every day; however, it made me think a little — how many other people were in my same predicament? No easy, or direct way around the square. I had to go back west on Hwy. 7/4 to cut across to Boundary St., then east on Old 178 back to Hwy. 7 to the incomplete Hwy. 4 bypass to get to the other side of Holly Springs.
Now, it was not me by myself just following this route; a lot of others did this also. I wonder how many people had to do as I did, how much $2+ gas was used because of the square being closed and very poor redirection.
How many people who use Hwy 7/4 to get to Benton County, and Tippah County had to go to extreme detours to get home?
I can’t wait until the Hwy. 4 Bypass is complete. This says a lot, because when it is complete, not only the square will be “bypassed.”
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