Opinions

Local service will ultimately win

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III The nation’s retail climate is changing faster than some of us can keep up. It took years for Walmart’s unique rural America strategy to kill off local independent retailers, but it did not take that long for Amazon to put a scare in the Walmart…

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No problem with Korean request

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   The new president of South Korea is opposed to having the U.S. incoming missile defense system on Korean soil. This is not a problem. Bring those babies home! In fact, we should go one step further and send out a questionnaire to our allies.…

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Smart Cookie in Korea?

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III President Trump commented that the ruthless dictator of North Korea is “Smart Cookie” and the media went crazy. If Kim Jong Il is not a “smart cookie,” what does that make President Obama? President Bush? President Clinton? The United Nations? The Korean dictator…

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Editorial spurs comments — Some agree — Some disagree

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III The editorial that appears in this section was originally posted on GrenadaStar.com last Thursday. Since it’s posting, it has elicited a number of comments. Some agree with the article. Some disagree. Both sides have valid points. “The Economic Development District has been doing…

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Time for dynamic leadership

An EDITORIAL A bright future and sound progress in not guaranteed to a city, particularly a small, rural community such as ours. An area’s progress relies on good government, strong leadership, teamwork, and a sound plan. Today, Grenada is at a crossroads. The Grenada Economic Development Foundation is without an Executive Director. The Grenada Area…

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Grand children, old friends, good food

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III Sometimes the unplanned, spontaneous events in life can be the most memorable. Such was the case a couple of weekends ago when, the BOH and I made a hurried trip to New Orleans. For the weekend, we had originally planned a few hours…

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Fake news hits Grenada

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III We hear a lot about fake news these days, and Grenada got a dose of it recently. Social media exploded with “authenticated news reports” that a kid had a gun in school and even a “hit list.” The more times it was repeated…

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Great place to have lunch

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III The Boss of the House and I recently had lunch in Memphis at perhaps the nicest restaurant at which we have ever dined. The BOH said it rivaled King Author’s Court at Miami Spring’s Villa. The Miami villa was originally built by aviation…

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How Mississippi can save millions

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III The Governor has had to cut the state budget again. I’ve lost count of how many times. Six? I don’t know, but I do know how to help the state’s financial situation. It’s not rocket science. Mississippi taxpayers spend more than $60 million…

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Easy health care solution

(Editor’s Note: Shortly after the GrenadaStar printed edition went to press with the following article, we received a response to the letter sent to Sen. Thad Cochran. To view the response in its entirety, please click on  Congressional Healthcare Info .) ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III Billions of words have…

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