Thursday, April 22, 2010
Letters To The Editor
This letter comes to give thanks and commendations to the Holly Springs Fire Department for their response to a fire at my home on April 10. The first firemen to arrive on the scene were James Richmond, Charles Preston and Lee Henry Pegues. Their quick response saved what could have been a total loss of my home.
The leadership by assistant chief Rodney Craine and all the firemen and firewomen responding: Tracy Jefferies, Henry Holbrook, Lester Mull Sr., James Gibson, John West Turner, Adam Stone, Chris Johnson, Pattie Pritchard and Royce Pegues, I commend and personally thank you.
In conversation with the insurance adjustor and fire inspector, their remarks were, “The fire department did a great job in handling this fire and excellent work by the fire department.” These comments reflect the leadership of the assistant chief and all of the firemen and firewomen responding and their commitent to the city of Holly Springs.
This letter is to commend Sen. Bill Stone for his courageous vote on March 16, 2010, when he voted in favor of the Hob Bryan amendment to House Bill 1622 to restore full funding to the public school districts of the state against the strong objections of Sen. Alan Nunnelee, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant.
By casting this vote, Sen. Stone assured the taxpayers of Marshall County that a total of $776,279 would stay in the public school coffers.
By not allowing the lieutenant governor and Sen. Nunnelee to institute more than $77 million in cuts to public school funding, Sen. Stone saved many jobs of those associated with the schools.
Additionally, he helped local officials avoid raising local taxes to make up the difference. Sen. Bryan’s forward-thinking amendment even provides for full-funding for Board Certified teachers.
Please take the time to thank Sen. Stone for this very important and brave vote.
It is hard to buck leadership in the legislative arena, yet he cast his votes in favor of the Marshall County taxpayers, teachers and our future.
Too often our elected leaders hear only criticism, and now is our chance to give Sen. Stone a well-deserved pat on the back.
Terry R. Cassreino
Well -- another Pilgrimage is over. The town was beautiful with all the flowers and trees in full color, but it is sad that the grass at Hill Crest was terrible. I don’t understand why the grass can’t all be cut and the weeds around the monuments cleaned up at the same time instead of one part at a time.
Someone needs to be hired that knows how to get his men to do their jobs correctly, not just halfway.
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