Great article on Leslie Frazier. It looks like he's off to a good start. Leslie has always been the consummate overachiever. At every stage of his development/career, he has performed well above expectations.
I would like to express appreciation to our mayor, city council, and city department heads and employees for helping last Monday with the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection effort. First Baptist Church serves as a Collection Center for this ministry and received over 18,500 shoeboxes this year from the surrounding region.
There are many "third-rail/sacred cows" in politics.
I've been going to Mississippi State football games for over 50 years. During that time I have not ever experienced anything as moving as Ms. Linda Bell, the mother of Nick Bell, going onto the field this past weekend during the pregame tribute to her son and ringing her cowbell after the "moment of silence" in memory of Nick.
It is extremely immature for someone to go berserk and fight arrest to the point that he has to be tased and sprayed multiple times. It is not a sign of "toughness" but stupidity. And people wonder why some wind up in jail more often than others.
The simple fact that Lee Coleman has spent eight times as much as Nebra Porter campaigning yet only lead the Nov. 2 election by 8.4 percent of the vote speaks volumes for how experienced Coleman is as a politician.
Supports Coleman To Lowndes Countians: Thanks so much for your overwhelming support and vote for Lee Coleman for Circuit Court Judge Place 3 in the Nov. 2 election. As Lee's campaign manager, I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking with so many of you during this campaign. I again ask for your support and vote for Lee Coleman on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in the run-off election. Lee will fulfill this position as judge with the honor, dignity, and trust that you, the citizens, deserve and expect. Vote for Lee Coleman Circuit Court Judge on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Vicki Hill New Hope
At the previous Starkville Board of Alderman meeting, a proposal was presented by Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker to simply investigate the possible cost savings for the city by moving from the current method of garbage collection using the black trash bags to a wheeled bin. His preliminary research discovered there is the possibility of $600,000 in cost savings by making this move.
The GSDP (Greater Starkville Development Partnership) is organizing the Starkville Christmas parade. They are charging $25/entry. As the GSDP is a tax supported organization (with some interesting pay rates) and most, if not all, parade participants are charitable groups, churches, government reps, the question is why is there is a charge? What does it cost to organize a parade? Especially with personnel who are already being paid....again, by tax monies. It can't be a big project to organize a Christmas parade. And I would think a volunteer organization, service club, or some group would do it for free. Merry Christmas! A.K. Rosenhan Starkville
On behalf of the many veterans that your Neighborhood Grill fed free of charge on Nov. 11th, I want your staff to know how much this act of kindness was appreciated.
A Mississippi man was declared dead nearly 10 years ago, yet openly lived, and was even arrested, using his own name and ID information.
I was shocked when I was informed your newspaper raised it's copy price to 50 cents.
I would like to voice my displeasure with some of the businesses and people in Columbus.
I wanted to express in Voice of the People my views regarding the veterans and their courage to serve our country. I recently attended the Veterans' Day Parade on Saturday with my 85-year-old father, Joseph R. Johnson.
Trophies, medals, and awards are certainly perishable things. Yet, they are a simple way of rewarding hard work, ability, and success.
I enjoy the Dispatch.My favorite parts are the quiz, the letters and the comics. On Sundays I always read Rufus Ward and Shannon Bardwell.
I read Michael B. Dulaney's letter in Wednesday's paper about Victory Christian Academy's football team with some disappointment and have to question the timing here on the eve of the championship game.
The U.S. Air Force Tops In Blue will again perform in Columbus this Friday evening on the MUW campus. I would like to propose that we express our gratitude and appreciation to all these fine young performers by bringing them a little homemade treat.
If you will examine the football conference that Victory plays or should I say has ruled the last three years, you will find the other Christian schools are decidedly smaller, less experienced and equipped. It's sad that Victory elects to pursue trophy's, perishable things, more than playing in another conference that's much more competitive.
It has been our honor and privilege to practice law with Bob Marshall, a candidate for Circuit Judge, Place Three, for a total of 37 years. We are proud to call him our business partner, but even more, our friend.
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