Thursday, July 5, 2007
Emphasis on leadership
Leadership programs have played an important role in my life.
My office features plaques from Leadership Itawamba, Leadership Monroe and Leadership Mississippi.
As I write this on Monday afternoon, the fireworks are “on” at the NWSCC. (I may or may not have those initials right — and I belong to it!)
Letter to the Editor
How sad that the national news media has stooped to an all time low (in my opinion). Their breaking news critiques the daily activities of Anna Nicole Smith, Paris Hilton and the like.
Should the focus be on items of interest that involve our neighbors, our community, our nation and our well-being.
Current events that should be of interest to our citizens might be:
•The growing drug/alcohol problem that plagues so many families as it destroys their loved one’s minds and lives.
•The daily reports of murders on the streets of Memphis, Tenn., Jackson, Tenn., and other cities in our area.
•Our soldiers who are fighting and dying on foreign soil so that we can enjoy freedom in America.
•The home, the foundation of this nation, is being attacked from all directions.
•Our leaders - county, state and national - that they will be people of integrity, who take a stand against evil and wrong-doing.
As we celebrate Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, let us not take our freedom for granted. People have been dying for hundreds of years to preserve that freedom.
Thank you for allowing me to take up space in your newspaper and express my thoughts.
“Aunt Mary” celebrates 100th
A special banquet was held at Wall Doxey Park Banquet Hall on Saturday, May 12, to honor and celebrate the upcoming 100th birthday of Mary Gaiter, of Waterford. She is affectionately called “Aunt Mary” by family and friends.
The “genesis” of Marshall County; chapter 2
By Tom Stewart
After the initial meeting to name the county, it was time to get on with the business of organizing a government for the county... to wit: (note the total lack of punctuation - done verbatim)
“2. At a police court begun and held at the Tavern House of Mr. McAlexander in the town of Holly Springs for the County of Marshall on the 28th day of March 1836 pursuant to the adjournment at the last of this Court. Present Leander R. Guy President H.L. Holland Shipman Denton William L Allen Martin Tally Police officers.
It is ordered by the board that an election be held on the 14th day of April next and the day following for the electing of the following named County officers for the county of Marshall and the State of Mississippi to wit: A Probate Judge and a Probate Clerk a Circuit Clerk Sheriff Coroner Ranger County Treasurer Assessor and Tax Collector and Surveyor and at the following named placed in said County to wit. at John Ellisons at Red Banks and at Chulahoma Holly Springs Tallaloosa Mathews Store Turnbows near Coopwood Springs James Greers Parks Turnbows Hudsonville and Jackson.
The polls to be opened at 10 Oclock on the first day of the election and closed at 4 on the second at each place herein specified. And it is further ordered that the clerk of this Court cause a copy of the above order to be set up at each public place within said county as many be determined
It is ordered by the board that the court adjourn until the 16th day of April next.”
And so, the formation of a countywide government was begun. Next, the results of the first election...
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