August 7, 2008
Letters To The Editor
Heart-felt thank you:
Our family would like to let everyone involved with the roll-over accident on Taska Road, July 24, know that we appreciate, more than we will ever be able to show, all the help our family received!
A huge “thank you!,” to Michael for stopping right after the accident and calling 911!
To Slayden/Mt. Pleasant VFD, Cayce VFD, Holly Springs FD, Marshall Co. Sheriff’s officers, the EMTs, the “Wing” and the MDs and staff at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, they all did an excellent job of rescuing and giving the care that was needed for our children.
If not for their ability at extrication, our 9-year-old would definitely be in much worse shape. Her recovery will take 4 - 6 months, but she is still with us and has the opportunity to recover. Two of her vertebra are fractured, but she will only need a back brace. Hopefully, she will be able to come home in a day or two. The six-year-old had badly bruised lungs, but he has gotten to come home. He has really done well!
Again, “thank you” for taking your time for training and for caring enough to give of your time to be available when the citizens are in need!
The family of
Gina and Gary “Bubba” Riley
Would you please print the following letter from Marshall County Planning Commission that was sent to several families who reside on Hernando Road, Holly Springs?
The reason for this request is that I have spoken to some of my neighbors who would also be affected by this situation, but did not receive the letter from the Planning Commission.
For readers who are not familiar with Chickasaw Lake Estates and Chickasaw Lane, it is located about one mile west of Lee’s Crossing on Hernando Road. This is a residential area and the only thing for miles around are residential, single family dwellings.
Families have lived here for many years, paying taxes in this county. I have lived on Hernando Road for 33 years. My son and his family live on Hernando Road and his back yard joins Chickasaw Lane -- the back yard where my two granddaughters play.
This location is not appropriate for the activity outlined in the letter from the Marshall County Planning Commission. After some research I have learned that this is the first facility of this kind for Safehaven of North Mississippi.
My husband and I are strongly opposed to this facility being placed and operated on this small, tucked away road 15 miles from law enforcement. All the other families in the area that I have spoken to feel the same.
We all plan to attend the meeting of the Planning Commission on August 14. Even if you do not live in the area, please attend the meeting on August 14 at 2 p.m. or call and voice your opinion to the Zoning Administrator at 662-252-3663.
Would you approve of a “Transition House” being operated in your backyard where the only consequence for breaking the rules is being dismissed from the program?
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