January 17, 2008
The holiday season (Christmas and New Year’s) is behind us.
Close to Nowhere
I had one of “those” phone calls last week. One that is purely Southern in nature.
Our politics interesting to our Gaullic cousins
When America sneezes the rest of the world catches cold - so goes the old economic maxim.
Letter To The Editor
Vandals in Holly Springs:
I am sorry to report that someone decided to celebrate the end of 2007 by breaking windows. Ten irreplaceable panes of 164-year-old glass were broken when bricks were thrown at the front of my house.
I offer a reward of $500 to the first person who provides the Holly Springs police force with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who did this.
Very truly yours.
Report from the MS Senate
By Senator Bill Stone
The Mississippi Senate started its session by electing Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport as president pro-tempore. They confirmed Kevin Upchurch as secretary of the Senate and Jim Madden as assistant secretary of the Senate.
The Senate confirmed John Myers as sergeant at arms of the Senate.
In addition, Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant was sworn into office during a joint session in the House of Representatives along with other elected officials.
Senate members considered legislation that, if adopted, would shorten the session from 125 days to 104 days, citing the cost savings. Senators also entertained legislation that would allow senate meetings to be Webcast live across the Internet. Senators said it would open the governmental process to citizens.
The Senate passed a resolution in honor of the life and service of former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Gandy.
In addition, on Thursday, her last day of presiding over the Senate, outgoing Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck received a standing ovation from the body.
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