Greece replaced tyranny with democracy. What do you plan to replace democracy in our country with when you take control of our democratic government?
This Fourth of July weekend, before you shoot off a bunch of fireworks, take a moment to think and consider your neighbors. There is a very high population of veterans and others with PTSD on the Coast who are negatively impacted by the fireworks. Please enjoy the fireworks at the casinos and not in our neighborhoods. Please be respectful of these people, pets and elderly. Remember, fireworks are illegal inside city limits and there is a very hefty fine.
Don’t do it
On our Mississippi Coast, it is considered acceptable to litter on two recognized holidays a year. One is during Mardi Gras and the second holiday is the Fourth of July, which celebrates our country. Thanks go out to the public works folks who try to get the stuff picked up before it works its way into the drains and eventually into our waterways. A second shoutout goes to the average citizen who also picks up the litter, because they have pride in their community. Come on, folks. Change your bad habit of trashing our beautiful area.
Not only does the dark-tinted window law appear not to be enforced along the Coast, but neither does there appear to be enforcement of the law pertaining to vehicles pulling utility trailers and boat trailers without a tag, as well as no enforcement against vehicle tags covered with plastic covers, in many cases tinted plastic covers whereby you are unable to read the tag. Jackson County is probably at the top of the list without enforcement of these violations, both by county law enforcement as well as in the municipalities.
I, too, am sorely annoyed about the use of any type of fireworks in subdivisions. I have neighbors who persistently light up these noisemakers to the torment of my dogs and myself. I nicely reminded said neighbors about the violation and was completely ignored. I called the Biloxi Police Department and was told someone would be out to speak to the neighbors. To this day, no one showed up. This went on from July 3 through July 5, from daylight until close to midnight. This is totally unacceptable.
Let me see if I have this straight. If my music is up “too loud,” I can be fined $1,000, which, by the way, doesn’t hurt anyone. But if I text and drive, which can hurt or kill someone, I will be fined $100? And this just went up from $25. Really, Mississippi? Y’all need to rethink that.
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