Our Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center is at a real crossroad. Many of you are aware that our Oktibbeha County Supervisors are considering selling or leasing "Our" Oktibbeha County Hospital (OCH) Regional Medical Center to an out of town private organization.
Editor's note: The following letter, transmitted by The Associated Press, was written to the McComb Enterprise Journal in response to a column by Jackson Northside Sun publisher Wyatt Emmerich about his unsuccessful day in court contesting a traffic ticket.
Disagrees with writer's premise
Disturbed by votes of two councilmen
My wife and I returned to Columbus May 4th and 5th for the S. D. Lee High 50's Reunion. What a delightful weekend with many classmates whom I had not seen since their graduation in 1950. Everything was planned so carefully to make sure that those of us who had been away from our hometown for many years could easily attend each event.
Party affiliation irrelevant in local races For years I have wondered just what political party affiliation had to do with a candidate's ability to be a good sheriff, judge, coroner, school superintendent, DA or any other elected position that has nothing to do with politics. I think that school superintendents should be hired by local school boards, with qualifications established by a state board.
We can "thank" liberals and cowards for many of the emotional scars veterans carry from their service in Vietnam.
Respect for others
Be a friend
Saggy pants are a fad, a fashion craze. I think it's crazy, but it's an in-your-face expression of rebellion. I find it disgusting and highly offensive. I would like to carry a can of lighter fluid around to squirt on the seats of nasty underwear exposed to view, but unfortunately my right to be offended stops at everybody else's nose.
Why celebrate Confederate Memorial Day, indeed?
Many thanks to Officer Bo Pearson for helping me!
There has been a big hullabaloo in the news lately about the Secret Service agents and their liaisons with prostitutes in a foreign country. These people are supposed to be well-educated and intelligent, even before being educated.
To the Citizens of Columbus: I am humbled by the honor to lead one of the best and brightest police departments in the State of Mississippi. Anyone who reads the paper and sees the news shouldn't be surprised that our department has been tested and criticized in recent months.
Letter to the Editor: Takes issue with columnist's assertions on race
The Starkville Central Neighborhood Foundation is pushing for a National Register of Historic Places nomination for Starkville's downtown district which, if approved, would give property owners in the proposed district access to significant tax incentives for renovations and purchases.
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