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Holly Lane Tomato Plantation

     One year, long ago, but not so far away, the Boss Of The House decided to grow some tomatoes. She dedicated a very small patch of land next to her driveway. Then she carefully and proudly embedded a half-dozen Big Boy tomato plants.      They did zilch. Notta.      She contacted the county expert. He visited the…

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Pelosi & Schumer killing mom & pops

     Nancy Pelosi and Chuck (never had a real job in his life) Schumer held up the original Payroll Protection Program, and then proceeded to stall crucially-needed additional funding while “mom and pop” operations and their employees starved across the nation.      These two rich professional politicians don’t know small business needs from a grapefruit –…

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COVID will permanently change U.S.

     An old man I know just called me complaining about his wife keeping him in the house.      “She is so afraid I’ll get the misery,” he said. “At my age that might not work out too well.”      He said she used to tell him he was too ornery to get a dread disease. I have…

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Disagree? Send Letter to Editor

     A Tate County subscriber e-mailed us recently: “Why does the newspaper print one side of the political landscape such as Joe Lee’s posts.  It seems that you would have another person’s view that’s different from his, because many don’t agree with what he says. It seems as though the newspaper is biased.  Many people buy…

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Build a wall; make California pay

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      The “Uproar of the Week” last week was President Trump’s Tweets in connection with the justice department’s sentencing recommendations.      The Democrats accused of Trump of working too closely with the Attorney General.      It appears the Democrats would rather have the procedure adopted by President…

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Berkeley to teach “adulting”

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III           The Los Angeles Times has reported that Berkeley is now offering a university level class on how to be an adult. This is a good service, if ever a state needed more adults, it’s California.      Hopefully, the officials at Ole Miss – Mississippi’s…

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City expenditures still unknown

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Last Tuesday (January 21) the GrenadaStar published details on Grenada County monthly expenditures.      At the same time, we mailed a certified letter to Mayor Billy Collins requesting him to arrange for the City of Grenada to send the same public information to the newspaper so…

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Candidates have four days to qualify

City blames foul up on new law AN EDITORIAL      City Hall announced Dec. 23, that anyone wanting to run for City Council or Mayor had until Friday, Jan. 10, to obtain the proper paperwork, get 50 signatures, and get the information to City Hall.      That was a window of less than two dozen days. Two…

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Time is running out

Please see updated version of this Editorial. The Qualifying deadline has been moved to Jan. 3. AN EDITORIAL      City Hall announced Dec. 23, that anyone wanting to run for City Council or Mayor has until Friday, Jan. 10, to obtain the proper paperwork, get 50 signatures, and to get the information to City Hall.      That…

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A good state to retire

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      If you retire in Mississippi, your money will go farther than in any other state.      According to GoBankingRates.com, $100,000 will last two years, seven months and six days at an annual burn rate of $38,435 in our state.      By comparison, Hawaii ranks dead last in…

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