Thursday, December 27, 2012
Good news from 2012
Obviously, any year at the community newspaper is filled with news. But as I look back at 2012, I’m choosing to focus on the good news.
In January, a Marshall County native was sworn as Mississippi’s new state treasurer. Lynn Fitch took the oath of office in Jackson with her family by her side.
Close to Nowhere
‘World Peace’ revisited
With grim news the world over, I went looking back at my old columns to see if I could find a “happier” one. I found this one (Dec. 21, 2006) and everyone in this column is home and doing well. That thought made me happy. So, here we go, again...
• I’ve gotten several Christmas cards lately from friends who have family members serving in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Preacher’s Corner
However you are privileged to spend it – Happy New Year
Most children are fascinated, I think, by the idea of staying up till midnight on New Year’s Eve — children with enforced bedtimes, at least. I certainly had to go to bed at a certain time. Bedtimes for children are wonderful because they buy parents some peace and quiet.
Letters to The Editor
Too much trash
I live in Marshall County, Byhalia – the Cayce community, to be exact. Over the last two years since returning here to live, this has become one of the trashiest and dirtiest areas of this town.
I have seen the city clean up Cayce Road a couple of times and that is all. My road, Lee Creek Road, is a total trashed-out road. It is a disgrace, considering it runs into a dead-end road.
I wouldn’t be on the pulpit so much about the cleanliness of our town, except I am the one who has to get out on the road in front of my mother’s property with my bad back, bending over picking up trash on the edge of her property. My neighbor, who is elderly, has to do the same.
Even after complaining to the county over a year ago, a tiny little sign was put up with a “No Littering” sign. That is a joke. No one cares or pays attention.
So, the trash has to be coming from the end of our road at night, or in the daytime. It happens constantly. I am sick of it on our road, much less looking at garbage on Cayce Road. It is embarrassing to the community and this county.
I know with more traffic coming through with the new Goodman Road on the four-way stop, there is going to be more traffic and therefore, more trash from careless drivers using our roads as a trash can.
There will be even more with all the new construction on Cayce Road as well. I am told that most of the roads are like this in Marshall County.
It is a disgusting shame that Mississippi used to be one of the cleanest states around. Now it is becoming the trashiest, as well as Memphis, Tenn.
Why does it have to be in our neighborhoods? What kind of example is that setting for our children and the visitors driving through our town?
“No Littering” signs need to be put up on Cayce Road with $500 fines, as well as on Lee Creek Road. Anyone caught littering should be made to clean it up.
Anyone out on bond with DUIs, or out on bond, or on work detail should be made to be part of a clean-up crew (supervised) in their area or close by. Maybe some of the clean-up crews won’t have such a hard time trying to clean up the garbage they helped make, probably out on a Saturday night. An example needs to be made somewhere to clean up this city and our streets.
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