Opinions

Foul customer reduces business ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation  — By Joe Lee III Running a successful business is hard these days. Not only does a business owner have to contend with countless federal and state regulations, shoplifters, contentious suppliers, and scores of other daily and weekly challenges — customers can be a…

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Mississippi No Fly Zone

ONE MORE TIME — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota, and Kentucky to his “No Fly Zone,” according to AOL News. That apparently means that any state employees flying to those states will not get reimbursed. Mississippi, North Carolina, Kansas and Tennessee,…

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Councilmen spurn progress

An EDITORIAL             Last week the Grenada City Council was scheduled to meet with the Grenada Downtown Innovation District to discuss plans to revitalize Grenada’s deteriorating downtown. Four of the city’s seven councilmen – Fredrieck “Pete” Wilson, Lewis Johnson, The Rev. Ernest Hargrove and Joshua Hughes — did not show up. This is particularly disappointing,…

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Council may boost Retail

An EDITORIAL Dozens of times over the last decade or so Grenadians have complained to representatives of this newspaper about the city council “running off” this new store or “stopping” that new restaurant. Most of the complaints involved prospects with which at least one member of our staff was familiar, and we could safely state…

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The Whistler

We flew 5,000 miles and climbed 7,165 feet to visit a fat rat! ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III If you are looking for a refreshing mountain retreat and don’t mind flying, you would probably enjoy a few days at Whistler Mountain in British Columbia. It is a beautiful…

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Mississippian James Earl Jones to Receive Tony Lifetime Achievement Award

By Ellis Nassour This Sunday 71st annual Tony Awards with have a dash of Southern flavor as acclaimed Mississippi native James Earl Jones is honored with a Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement The two-time Tony winner and native of Arkabula, Mississippi, James Earl Jones, whose career has spanned more than 60 years. The three-hour Tony…

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Congratulations to local sports stars

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III Congratulations to Morgan Claire Rose of Grenada. The Kirk Academy track star is the “best distance runner in the state,” according to the Clarion-Ledger. “Her best times in the 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter runs all (beating) every other female in Mississippi,” the state-wide…

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Journalism quality rivals 1773

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III      The national television press coverage is getting more and more polarized.      A recent Harvard media study described coverage of President Trump on CNN and NBC as 93% negative.      Until recently I recorded Morning Joe every day so I could watch while eating breakfast…

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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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