Opinions

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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Shay Bray Gillon

Shay Bray Gillon Funeral services for Shay Bray Gillon, 46, of Water Valley, are at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Cambridge Cemetery near Abbeville. Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home. Shay died Monday, April…

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Man maims pet for revenge

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III        Just when a guy thinks he has heard everything, he reads in the Jackson newspaper that a bill has been introduced in the Mississippi legislature to protect pets during a divorce.      One of the reasons for the bill was a case in which a…

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Patriots to play team New Orleans beat

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      I never thought it would happen.      I never thought I could bring myself to do it.      I’m going to root for the Patriots.      After the shoddy level of officiating at New Orleans – giving the game to that other team – there is just no…

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No pay for Congress will stop shutdowns

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      I don’t know about you, but I’ve got government fatigue      I am getting worn out with all the back and forth in Washington. Temper tantrum – no temper tantrum. Government shutdown.      How did we manage to elect such a collection of self-serving fools? The…

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Home grown, home produced, home delivered

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Can you name this product?      Most of the raw materials are produced within 50 miles of Grenada.      The product is designed from scratch and put together in Grenada.      It is delivered fresh to your home just a few hours after it is manufactured.      You guessed…

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