Opinions

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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There’s more good in Grenada than bad

      ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Recently a good friend of mine asked if we could run more “good” news in the paper. My immediate answer was (and is) I would love to.      The problem is two-fold. There is something about the human psyche that seems to give…

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No end in sight for political strife

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III        Last week we relayed a story about some Ole Miss fans’ experience in purchasing tickets and parking passes at the Oxford campus.      Following the article, we received a call from a friend of ours who is well versed on the subject. He told me…

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Put 500,000 quarters in the parking meter, please

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Recently, at the suggestion of a reader, we encouraged drivers to use their headlights on the road. (Reminder: Please use your headlights when you wipers are on.)      Today, I want to address an item that scares me to death.      In the evening and very early…

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Take a deep breath — pray

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   The world seems to be exceptionally angry now-a-days. The North Korean leader wants to blow up California. The South Koreans and the Americans are beefing up weaponry. Japan is distressed. The U.S. is talking about killing trade with China because China backs the North…

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Millage up 18% in three years

Group discusses remedy to problems at City Hall. An EDITORIAL A few days ago – not long after the newspaper announced the Grenada Mayor/Council’s third straight tax raise in three years – a few Grenada leaders chatted over refreshments. Three items topped the agenda at the table. First to gain attention of the group, was…

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Tax Millage Comparison — Selected Cities

An EDITORIAL Recently, the Grenada City Council voted four to three to raise city property taxes for the third time in three years. The millage went from 57.19 to 61.19. We thought it would be worthwhile to compare the cost of Grenada’s city government to some selected cities across the state. The numbers presented here…

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Four councilmen block city progress

  Batesville (top) is in the process of opening three new or completely remodeled motels. Grenada (Bottom) appears to be going in the opposite direction. Grenada used to be the shining city between Jackson and Memphis. If you were traveling on I-55 today, where would you stop? An Unfortunate City An EDITORIAL Third in a…

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Gulf Coast fun for youngsters

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III Recently we took the Super Duper Grandson to the coast in a last effort to get in some sun, fun and water before having to hit his fifth grade books. A last shot at a summer trip for him — and maybe even…

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Gulf Coast memories

  ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III Half a hundred Junes ago, the annual ritual for Mississippi newspaper folk was to head to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for four or five days away from the noisy, dirty Linotype machines. The same complicated machines Otto Mergenthaler invented in 1886 that used…

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