Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
I may be the only person in Marshall County with a “Bama” tag on the front of his vehicle.
Close to Nowhere
• Jim and Sandy Tuttle of Byhalia are closing their deer camp for 2007-08 and quite a few folks, including the Tuttles themselves, are sad about it.
The Preacher’s Corner
“And what is the day of Mr. Milton’s coronation?”
Since much of the time I am my own janitor, I often think appreciatively and with a certain wistfulness of two church custodians with whom I was well acquainted, Cottrell Williams and Walter Markiewich.
Isle of Skye’s weather and ours sound the same
Well, we’re deep into autumn over here in Scotland.
The leaves are all golden and russet and from chimneys you can see wisps of smoke in the early evening as people start lighting their home fires again after the summer.
Letters to the Editor
Cayce says thanks:
We, of the Cayce Volunteer Fire Dept., want to say thanks to Sheriff Dickerson and his crew for the delicious meal at our recent fish fry. Also a thank you to each who purchased tickets, brought desserts and served in any way. We greatly appreciate everything.
Destruction on Hwy. 311:
To anyone who has recently driven north of Holly Springs on Highway 311 to the Coldwater River and seen the destruction and mayhem occurring on pristine Mississippi land — it is indeed a sorry sight!
Not content with devastating the original Chickasaw inhabitants, the attention is now focused on our state’s lovely hardwoods and wetlands.
This act of destruction has occurred in a very sensitive area — the headwaters and wetlands of the Coldwater River.
These precious lands are what make North Mississippi the most untouched of all states. By ravaging these lands, the earth in this area will become unstable and the wetlands will silt-in — not even suitable for mobile homes and the many “McMansions” being built. Aren’t the lessons of Katrina and New Orleans a warning? Preserve these wetlands! They are a protection and sacred!
I asked two men busily cutting some of the downed hardwoods why this had been necessary?
“The man says that a four-lane highway will be going through here someday and he wants to clear it now. They sold the logs — rest gonna be burnt.” Is that true?
I urge all landowners in the area to prevent future destruction of these hardwoods.
Protect the Coldwater headwaters and wetlands before Mississippi suffers even more damage to its natural heritage.
“The Great Spirit, when he made the earth, never intended that it should be made merchandise.” Sosehawa, Chickasaw
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