Thursday, October 4, 2012
Showing off Holly Springs
Tourism continues to be big business for Holly Springs.
This week some guests from the state level will get a chance to see up close and personal what our city has to offer. The 2012 Mississippi Tourism Association Legislative FAM Tour was scheduled to arrive in Holly Springs, “the Antebellum Capitol of Mississippi,” Tuesday morning.
Close to Nowhere
Like a chicken with his head cut off...
We’re all familar with blonde jokes. I am especially fond of them, as I have a blonde daughter and a blonde granddaughter.
We won’t talk about the blonde daughter today, because the blonde granddaughter has topped it all.
The Preacher’s Corner
Auntie Fran’s spaghetti and high company
A friend of mine is getting ready for high company. I was delighted to hear this old Southern expression once again, for it used to be heard in my family all the time.
High company for my grandmother was what high mass is to a priest. It was the sort of phrase that struck fear in young and old alike. For me, it meant there would be no spreading my toys out all over the living room, and for the adults it implied lots of cleaning, cooking, and sewing just to get ready.
Letters to The Editor
Thanks Larry Hall
Friends of the Library salute Larry Hall for the major role he took in the recent landscaping project at the Marshall County Library.
He volunteered his services, at no cost, to enhance the grounds and make the library a lovely, even more inviting place to be.
All of Holly Springs, especially all of those who use the computers, attend meetings, and check out books are indebted to Mr. Hall.
The library, along with our churches and schools, make up the “heart” of our community and is a treasure for all who are interested in a brighter future and a more interesting present.
Thank you, Mr. Hall – you have made a real difference!
So Much litter
I am writing to the Parks and Recreation Department of Holly Springs. I walk in the Holly Springs Park (located behind the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building) every Saturday morning.
In the summer months I walked every day except on Sundays. My first concern is the litter. The trash cans are spilling over. Is there a scheduled trash pickup for the park? When I walk I pick up the trash because I hate to see that beautiful park littered. Since school started, I only walk on Saturdays. There is so much litter, I don’t get it all.
My other concern is the splash pad that was supposed to open on July 4. Then it was postponed to open on Labor Day weekend; of course, that didn’t happen. Was there a contract signed stating that if the splash pad wasn’t completed on schedule that the contractor would be penalized?
The trash can behind the Multi-Purpose Building has been damaged by heavy equipment. Will it be replaced?
What’s going on with the water hose?
The hill beside the building is littered badly. Who does that property belong to? Since it is so close to the Multi-Purpose Building, it should reflect the rest of the area.
N. Red Banks Rd.
Well, here I go again, writing about a section of N. Red Banks Road going south toward 78. The two-mile section, the worst part section where nothing was done, because this part belongs to the county, and the rest of N. Red Banks was paved and lined so beautifully belongs to the state. Weird, you would think our supervisor would have known this but apparently he didn’t.
This is the worst part of N. Red Banks Rd. There are hills where you can’t even see headlights until you top the hill, and some people think when there aren’t visible lines, you can drive down the middle even on a hill.
As I am writing this letter, my husband called from work and said he was completely run off this road in front of the subdivision this morning. The subdivision was allowed to be built without proper dirt work. There are banks so high on the road that they can’t be cut, mail boxes always having to be replaced and garbage cans in the road because they don’t have enough room to put them out. This is ugly and ruins the look of their pretty homes.
We moved on this road in 1995. I called Larry Hall about the dangerous conditions and his response to me was to feel lucky I live on a paved road in any condition. Well, I didn’t then and I sure don’t now. At the time we had three residences and a business where we had to travel this road. We pay taxes and need our road fixed. You let us down, Eddie. If nothing else is done, we need visible lines for night and rainy weather driving. Please!
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