It’s becoming increasingly difficult to channel my frustration at our state government into words for this column each week. The frustration and anger are still there, but it’s hard focusing on it enough to make a coherent argument. It’s more than hard; it’s exhausting.
I know I am not alone in this, but it’s rather disappointing to see something go away that has been a mainstay in our community for many, many years. That’s the case for the Friends of Central Mississippi Fall Festival that was scheduled for next week in Newton.
The current generation of high school and college students will be the next generation to enter the workforce. They will be doctors, lawyers, medical professionals, business professional and many more professions. Many high schools sponsor clubs to foster development in these areas.
My head is sunburnt.
Serves me right. I got an almost-to-the-skin buzzing and then spent hours outside in the sun looking at antique cars and enjoying an arts and crafts show.
It’s not a bad burn — just enough to remind me it’s there if I scratch my head. Or put my sunglasses on. Or blink.
There are three new businesses in Decatur, on Highway 15, near the town cemetery. The florist shop there is called The Added Touch, and the person you see and hear call a friendly greeting when you enter is Mrs. Michelle Addy.
*Jim Brooks remembers the old Dowdle Grist Mill and the store just south of it that stood where Piggly Wiggly is located today. A red Coca-Cola box with cold drinks in it stood in the middle of the store. His mother went there to trade eggs for sugar and flour. That was primarily all they had to buy.
Note from Publisher: We are publishing a column written by Tim Beeland, publisher of the Scott County Times. His mother, Newton’s Rachel Beeland, passed away last week. Because of her impact on the community, we would like to share farewell to his mother.
The decision to hire Glenn Boyce as Ole Miss Chancelor was wrong.
On Oct. 19, 1957, the day I celebrated my 12th birthday, in Gautier, Mississippi, down on the Coast, my friend, Glenda Cater, from Decatur, was born. And, in 2009, after I retired as ninth-grade English teacher at Newton County High School, Mrs. Cater took my place to teach English at NCHS.