L ast week we spoke of the school board and their lack of willingness to allow the public to know what it going on in their search for a superintendent as well as their discussion about appointing current Superintendent Paes for an additional year.
T here may have been a turnip truck but we did not fall off of it--it must have been someone else...
Our school board has concluded that it is better for them to determine our future without the people’s input. Otherwise they would not be practicing their backroom politics.
D ating back to at least the 1860s, there have been several variations for the maxim about getting things done and not worrying about receiving credit for them.
B eing in the hot seat goes with the job and, yes, sometimes it gets personal, but that is part of it, too.
It does not matter what we print in the newspaper, we are going to get the brunt of somebody’s anger, or as some folks put it, “the short end of the ‘proverbial’ stick.”
T his week marked the 63 annual banquet for the Magee Chamber of Commerce.
That speaks volumes about a community and its leadership. Mendenhall is also about to celebrate their 60th annual banquet. It is a great accomplishment that our Simpson County community has that long a tenured success with their organizations.
This week I received the dreaded news that I had hoped would never come: my friend and colleague Terry Hawkins of our Dumas Clarion newspaper had lost his battle with cancer. The good news was that he would no longer face the pain and suffering he had endured these past several months.
Things have not changed much. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a lot of fun opportunities, and the Mardi Gras celebration there last weekend was no exception.
The House met throughout the week to discuss bills that made it out of committee and to the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 14 was the deadline for representatives to discuss these general bills. Any bills not discussed by this deadline died on the calendar. The bills that were considered this week dealt with a variety of topics.
For years we have been putting off remodeling projects at our house. First a wedding and then life just kept on bumping the updates farther down the line.