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Candidates have four days to qualify

City blames foul up on new law AN EDITORIAL      City Hall announced Dec. 23, that anyone wanting to run for City Council or Mayor had until Friday, Jan. 10, to obtain the proper paperwork, get 50 signatures, and get the information to City Hall.      That was a window of less than two dozen days. Two…

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Time is running out

Please see updated version of this Editorial. The Qualifying deadline has been moved to Jan. 3. AN EDITORIAL      City Hall announced Dec. 23, that anyone wanting to run for City Council or Mayor has until Friday, Jan. 10, to obtain the proper paperwork, get 50 signatures, and to get the information to City Hall.      That…

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A good state to retire

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      If you retire in Mississippi, your money will go farther than in any other state.      According to GoBankingRates.com, $100,000 will last two years, seven months and six days at an annual burn rate of $38,435 in our state.      By comparison, Hawaii ranks dead last in…

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New circus act in Washington

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      When Ringling Brothers – Barnum and Bailey’s circus closed its doors in May of 2017, many feared America would be without a circus act for the first time in nearly 150 years.      That was before the Adam Schiff Congressional Circus Act showed up. Impeachment      I…

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Fired City Manager gets moving money

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   It appears that former city manager Lakeylah White is receiving $5,000 in moving expenses without having to move to Grenada. White was fired in executive session at the Grenada City Council meeting on Nov. 4, but before the executive session, Councilman Lewis Johnson made…

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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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