Tip for you, Service
"TIPS" is an abbreviation for "to insure prompt service." Tipping should not be automatic because some people need to learn that if they are inadequate about their job, they won't be rewarded. I always tip more than the norm when I get a warm, friendly waiter or waitress.
Tip for you, Eat affordably
If you truly can't afford to leave a 15 percent tip, maybe you shouldn't be going out to eat at a place that has waitresses.
Thank you for printing some heart-warming stories. The write up about the 5-year-old, who helped to save his grandmother and the Seabee who surprised his daughter at the father/daughter dance were outstanding examples of love. We need more love and less crime news.
Mississippi State is 14-0 in softball and not even ranked in the top 25? I just checked and that is better than any team in the top 25. Some teams have three or four losses and are ranked. I smell anti-Mississippi bias here.
Keep them coming
Despite an earlier Sound Off comment that baseball team names are becoming tedious, I think the suggestions are fun. May I suggest the "Biloxi Barracudas" as a possible candidate name? The two words begin with "B," which provides alliteration harmony and the "barracuda" aspect of the name connotes an aggressive and rapacious top-level carnivore in our local marine environment that devours all challengers. Please keep the names coming.
I wonder if anyone has figured how the pay raise fits into the ACA? For some, the pay raise will put them in a higher salary bracket. This will take some off Medicaid and force them to pay an ACA premium, taking away part of the salary increase. This will no doubt help ACA. How much will this actually benefit the minimum wage earner? How many things will increase in cost? With the high cost of everything, minimum pay is too low.
See the world
I'd like to see a "World's Fair" where people meet others from all over the world. I'd like to see events with world cultures. I'd like to have the interaction with people in the same gathering. I was watching the "Winter Olympics" and saw the closing ceremony with all the flags and the different people in the stadium. It brought to mind we are all on this third rock from the sun and should get to know each other. I did get to travel in the Navy and met people all over the world. Guess what. Most of them are just like us. They work and go home to the family at the end of the work day. They are all good people. Go traveling in other parts of the world.