Edith W. McMurray
In response to the article on Sept. 13, page 4A, concerning the Columbia Police Department handling the mentally ill: The direction Chief Michael Kelly is going on handling those people could very well bring a question of liability to the city.
We have all heard the phrase “A dog is man’s best friend.” While living in the county and not having a "leash law" and with so many of them running loose, it makes a person wonder if man is really caring for his “best friend” as he should.
Mississippi messed up when it went largely with touchscreen voting machines as the best way to upgrade its old lever-style equipment.
It messed up again when it allowed counties to disconnect the external printers attached to those touchscreen machines.
Opposition to the “One Lake” project in Jackson has already made for strange bedfellows, namely liberal environmental groups from the Louisiana coast and conservative local governments from South Mississippi.
Now add another name to the mix: U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.
Ah, early fall. When thoughts here in South Mississippi turn to — what else? — scouring plastered lovebugs off the front of your car.
Last year I bought some specialty cleaner that’s supposed to get them off easier. I need to pull the bottle out of my garage again soon, lest the pair’s doomed love leave an eternal mark on my paint.
Unfortunately, at the same time several investors are putting money into downtown Columbia buildings, a rash of burglaries is hitting existing stores here.
The latest and most prominent one came at the Marion County Courthouse over Labor Day weekend and remains under investigation.