Thursday, July 14, 2011
Keep up good work
People who work with our children have a special place in my heart.
Perhaps that’s because I started coaching youth baseball the first summer after graduating from high school.
Last week I had a chance to do some newspaper work in the heat and see some good folks volunteering their time to help our young people.
Close to Nowhere
I think tomato sandwiches were about the only thing not offered in the “tomato testing” held in Ripley, Tenn., last Friday.
The tasty luncheon was held in the activity building of the First Baptist Church, and sponsored by the Lauderdale County Chamber of Commerce, with a whole lot of help from the Lauderdale County Association for Family and Community Education.
MS has a good slate of candidates for governor
On the Republican side, front-runner Phil Bryant has political experience and proven vote-getting ability. He has a lot of down-home charisma and who in Mississippi doesn’t have a deputy sheriff in the family? (Bryant was once a deputy sheriff.)
Letters To The Editor
Problems on Hwy. 311
I am having a little problem. Since the bypass has opened, the construction work at house numbers 1374 and 1380 has not been finished and that part of Highway 311 has been closed. I had to move my mailbox out on the bypass.
The highway did come from Mt. Pleasant into Holly Springs to Highway 7 N, now it dead-ends at my yard.
There is a couple past there but traffic can come between them across a driveway and into my yard. The highway is not there. It was taken up all the way through the middle of the yard, but some come through anyway on the grass.
Some out-of-town people get lost. I don’t have a street light yet, there’s no road, but two driveways. They have not put a driveway at 1380 or done the ditches. They are getting wider all the time. There are seven barrels still there.
I’m in hopes they haven’t forgotten me. Some people still use the old Hwy. 311, though it’s not there anymore. It’s my yard. The sign has been there for eight years.
Saddened at resignation
I am deeply saddened that Robert Pearson felt it necessary to tender his resignation to the City of Holly Springs. I am more deeply concerned by Mr. Pearson’s reasons for his resignation. In the short time I have known Robert Pearson I have found him to be a consumate professional, and a man of honor and integrity who cares about this community.
It is extremely important that the citizens of Holly Springs understand there is a very serious problem in how elected officals choose to govern our city. The mayor and board of aldermen are responsible for leading this city to the best of their collective abilities.
Chief Pearson’s reasons for his resignation indicate to me that the City of Holly Springs is not being governed in the best interest of its citizens. It is not my intention to place blame, but it is my intention to merely state the obvious.
1. Professional people only make private matters public when they deem it necessary for the public good.
2. When our city government fails to act in the best interest of our community, we have an obligation and a responsibility to act in our own best interest.
3. What is the community of Holly Springs going to do about this? Our city leadership has collectively failed us. Are we going to sit back and allow this failure in leadership to continue?
I will be at the next city of Holly Springs board of aldermen and mayor meeting on July 19.
I hope that all citizens will come and share the concerns.
Wayne C. Jones
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
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