It's great that Columbus is doing something to help its downtown area become vibrant again, and that's all well and good. However, there are many small towns in the Golden Triangle and surrounding area that are dying, drying up, and disappearing from view.
While growing up in a coal mining town in southeast Kentucky, I became very familiar with the L&N Railroad Co.
Earlier this month in our annual Christmas card, our paper carrier noted she would be retiring from delivering our paper.
Two people have commented to me in the past two days that they had not read any of my letters recently. My response to then was, "Nothing has aggravated me enough lately to bore the public." That changed today, so, I'll hit on a few items.
Uh oh! Either liberals are agreeing with me (my preference) or I'm agreeing with liberals! Or, as Al Gore put it, "Down is up, and up is down."
William Brasher has filed a lawsuit against Brent Vowell for hitting him with a cowbell after a ballgame won by State, which both men attended.
Great article on Leslie Frazier. It looks like he's off to a good start. Leslie has always been the consummate overachiever. At every stage of his development/career, he has performed well above expectations.
I would like to express appreciation to our mayor, city council, and city department heads and employees for helping last Monday with the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection effort. First Baptist Church serves as a Collection Center for this ministry and received over 18,500 shoeboxes this year from the surrounding region.
There are many "third-rail/sacred cows" in politics.
I've been going to Mississippi State football games for over 50 years. During that time I have not ever experienced anything as moving as Ms. Linda Bell, the mother of Nick Bell, going onto the field this past weekend during the pregame tribute to her son and ringing her cowbell after the "moment of silence" in memory of Nick.
It is extremely immature for someone to go berserk and fight arrest to the point that he has to be tased and sprayed multiple times. It is not a sign of "toughness" but stupidity. And people wonder why some wind up in jail more often than others.
The simple fact that Lee Coleman has spent eight times as much as Nebra Porter campaigning yet only lead the Nov. 2 election by 8.4 percent of the vote speaks volumes for how experienced Coleman is as a politician.
Supports Coleman To Lowndes Countians: Thanks so much for your overwhelming support and vote for Lee Coleman for Circuit Court Judge Place 3 in the Nov. 2 election. As Lee's campaign manager, I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking with so many of you during this campaign. I again ask for your support and vote for Lee Coleman on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in the run-off election. Lee will fulfill this position as judge with the honor, dignity, and trust that you, the citizens, deserve and expect. Vote for Lee Coleman Circuit Court Judge on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Vicki Hill New Hope
At the previous Starkville Board of Alderman meeting, a proposal was presented by Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker to simply investigate the possible cost savings for the city by moving from the current method of garbage collection using the black trash bags to a wheeled bin. His preliminary research discovered there is the possibility of $600,000 in cost savings by making this move.
The GSDP (Greater Starkville Development Partnership) is organizing the Starkville Christmas parade. They are charging $25/entry. As the GSDP is a tax supported organization (with some interesting pay rates) and most, if not all, parade participants are charitable groups, churches, government reps, the question is why is there is a charge? What does it cost to organize a parade? Especially with personnel who are already being paid....again, by tax monies. It can't be a big project to organize a Christmas parade. And I would think a volunteer organization, service club, or some group would do it for free. Merry Christmas! A.K. Rosenhan Starkville
On behalf of the many veterans that your Neighborhood Grill fed free of charge on Nov. 11th, I want your staff to know how much this act of kindness was appreciated.
A Mississippi man was declared dead nearly 10 years ago, yet openly lived, and was even arrested, using his own name and ID information.
I was shocked when I was informed your newspaper raised it's copy price to 50 cents.
I would like to voice my displeasure with some of the businesses and people in Columbus.
I wanted to express in Voice of the People my views regarding the veterans and their courage to serve our country. I recently attended the Veterans' Day Parade on Saturday with my 85-year-old father, Joseph R. Johnson.
1. Slimantics: Rage against the machine LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Voice of the people: Mary Hudson LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
3. Slimantics: Stennis biography brings legend to life LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Voice of the people: Jim W. Scrivener LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
5. Kathleen Parker: Limited room for debate in the Republican field NATIONAL COLUMNS