When are we going to stop gating our neighborhoods in the name of protecting “the children”?
Somebody has to say it. The fawning public acclaim of the newest iteration of an Ole Miss mascot is reminiscent of the story of the king with invisible clothes. Actually, folks, he was naked. The “Landshark” is outlandish. The “Black Bear” was an embearassment. I am personally a big fan of Delta State’s “Fighting Okra”.
In a recent article by Anthony Warren, covering Levee Board attorney Keith Turner’s One Lake presentation to the Metro Lions Club, there were some statements that need examination. The Vicksburg Corps of Engineers was said to have signed-off on the findings of the first phase of review.
Changing ocean tides is a fact of nature that we have long taken for granted. Ocean tides flow in and out. There are places where they vary greatly, such as in the Bay of Fundy where they roar in and out with an amazing ferocity. In Northern France on the English Channel, Mt. San Michel lies 600 meters from the shore.
As Mississippi faces the unique challenges of the 21st century, we must consider how we are to retain and attract our best and brightest. The status quo is not working, so we must look to innovative ways to make Mississippi where future generations want to live, work, and play.
I am writing in response to an opinion piece written by Keith Dunn in the December 21 issue of the Northside Sun entitled “Separate but not equal still exists.” In the article, he compares education and facilities at Madison County Public Schools with those at Jackson Public Schools.