Opinions

Gubernatorial race is very close

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has a slight lead over Democrat Attorney General Jim Hood, according to Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy.      Recent polling by Mason-Dixon shows Reeves with 46% and Hood with 43%.      The problem for Reeves is two-fold. The results are within the margin…

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Inmates are running the asylum

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      When the campus went into an uproar upon the naming of the new chancellor recently, the general public found out what many Ole Miss devotees and former Ole Miss devotees such as I have known for quite a while.      The inmates are running the asylum.…

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Our loss is Heaven’s gain

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      A few decades ago the Lee family made it to their regular pew at the Methodist Church one Sunday.      I don’t remember, but we were probably a few minutes late.      I do remember the guest preacher, however. I had not heard him before.      He preached,…

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The right way vs. the Council way

An EDITORIAL      What if you get home from work today and find that your refrigerator or central air unit has gone kaput. Scenario One: ♦ You start shopping around for a good price on a new refrigerator or you call your reliable HVAC man and start looking at price options. ♦ You don’t have enough…

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Phone company owes subscribers for Robo calls

ONE MORE TIME Comment and Observation By Joe Lee III        The Boss of the House and I made a trip recently. Both cell phones were in the same car for several hours, and over the course of the day we received at least a dozen useless “robo” calls ranging for extending the warranty on…

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Bonds are not free money

An Editorial      Someone sent the newspaper a copy of an Internet posting stating that the $6 million infrastructure bond the Mayor and Council are in the process of securing “won’t cost Grenada citizens one cent because it is funded by bonds.”      This, of course, is totally incorrect.      Bonds are merely a loan. Just like a…

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$6 million bond public notice

NOTE: We do not normally publish Public Notices in the Opinion Section of GrenadaStar.com, but we feel this one deserves some special attention as it obligates taxpayers to pay back a great deal of money. If you run a standard amortization table for a $6 million loan at 11% for 19 years, the total payback…

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Mueller performance deliberate?

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III        Just when you think you have heard it all.      The Berkley city council has banned some specific words from the municipal code, according to the Associated Press.      “Policeman” is now “police officer.” OK, not bad.      “Craftsman” is now “artisan.” Don’t know about that. I…

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No bus, no chalk tally, no Miss Kitty

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Should the City of Grenada ban political signs from public property and rights-of-way?      We have been asked by a city official to post that question on GrenadaStar.com.      To vote, click on GrenadaStar.com and scroll down until you find the poll question. Please select your answer,…

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Town Hall needed to discuss bond

An EDITORIAL      The Grenada City Council is in the process of putting some $6 million in additional debt and taxes on the backs of the citizens of Grenada.      The council wants to float a $6 million bond to go “to the improvement of streets, drainage, water, sewer and additional (unspecified) needs throughout each ward,” according…

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