Opinions

Audit shows Mayor/Council doubled City debt

An EDITORIAL      The overdue Grenada City Audit for Fiscal Year Ending 2016 has been completed and released.      There is good news, and there is bad news.      First the bad news:      The City’s General Fund is $2.59 million overdrawn, more than twice the $1.11 million deficit listed in the FYE 2015 audit, reflecting pitiful financial management…

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Darkest Hour is a must see — Vote 20th Century’s Greatest

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III Vote for the most influential person in the 20th Century at the bottom of Home Page.      If you haven’t seen the movie “Darkest Hour,” you should.      It is about five days in May of 1940.      During that period, it is not an overstatement to observe…

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Brick & mortar retail up

One more time Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   December retail sales had the biggest rise since 2011, according to USA Today. Brick and mortar sales jumped about five percent, with electronics and appliances rising 7.5%. Post Thanksgiving day jewelry sales were up 5.9%. Part of the reason for the upswing was retailers’…

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Congress still immune from their own laws

One More Time — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      Congress continues to feign anguish over sexual improprieties in Washington, yet not one of them has gotten upset enough to make lawmakers subject to the same laws they enforce on business and the rest of the citizenry.      They specifically exempted themselves from discrimination…

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Leaders flounder as students suffer

  One More Time Comment and Observation By Joe Lee III      The State Board of Education has sidestepped taking over the failing Jackson Public School system.      One state board member commented “I think the work that’s going on now in JPS (and) the attention that’s being focused on it right now is very exciting.”      (One…

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Charleston is a great place to visit

One More Time Comment and Observation By Joe Lee III        The Planters Inn — I didn’t want to leave, and I am ready to go back. If that’s not a five-star rating, it ought to do until one comes along.      For years the Boss of the House has been wanting to go to Charleston,…

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An Interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber

  New Production of Theatrical Phenomenon Phantom of the Opera Plays Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre; Andrew Lloyd Webber Recalls His Dread at London Premiere By Ellis Nassour Special to the Grenada Star Sixteen years ago, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart’s The Phantom of the Opera became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing Webber’s…

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Be thankful here — Be thankful now

ONE MORE TIME — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      Ken Follett has a series of historical novels called the Kingsbridge series.      So far the series consists of three books: The Pillars of the Earth, set in England when Steven and Maud were fighting for the throne (the early 1100s), World Without End…

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Leaving town for leaves

One More Time — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      A couple of weeks ago the Boss of the House decided she wanted to go to North Carolina to see the leaves change.      I didn’t particularly want to go. We have plenty of leaves falling in our driveway every fall, so of course,…

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Spending the night at the gas pump

One More Time — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      A few Saturdays ago, the Boss of the House and I spent the night in the Gulf Service Station on the corner of University and Lamar in Oxford.      I dare say she was more impressed than she would have been if I had…

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