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Sound Off for July 21: It's our state flag, it should be flown

It’s our state flag, Sound Off reader says. Let it fly.
It’s our state flag, Sound Off reader says. Let it fly. AP

Remember when?

The good ole days: when obnoxious leaders and celebrities got a cream pie in the face.

Bless you!

Thank you, Frank and Linda Wills, for raising and releasing those beautiful screech owls. God bless both of y’all.


Good luck, Gulfport. Another week and Waste Pro did not pick up yard trash in our neighborhood.


The school year is 180 days long. The 96 pencils you’re complaining about end up being about 2.2 pencils per week. Quit being cheap. Buy the pencils.


I have a car that I would like to donate to a 501(c)3 non-profit. Any suggestions?

No. 2 is No. 1

Comment about the person who had to buy her child the pencils for school. If the No. 2 pencil is the most popular pencil, why isn’t it No. 1?

My diagnosis

My problem with the whole health insurance debacle is being forced to buy insurance that meets government standards. I have health insurance, and it’s adequate for me considering I have no real health issues. Unfortunately, the government doesn’t think it’s enough, and I’m subject to a penalty at tax time. Therein lies the problem. And that needs to be fixed.

Let it fly

I have lived in Mississippi since I retired from the Navy over 32 years ago. It’s a great state and Gautier is a nice city to retire in. The people are friendly and everyone seems to get along quite well. We are proud of our state, our city, and we fly our state flag with pride. It is “our” flag. If the people here don’t like it then let’s change it, but until then let it fly.


The fact that only 11 percent of residents recycle in Gulfport is partly because Waste Pro is inconsistent in their pick-up. People get frustrated, because it doesn’t get picked up and just dump it in their garbage can. The same is true with the once a week trash pick-up. I live in Orange Grove and mine was not picked up last week. We are not getting what we pay for.

Stop and listen

It is tragic that lives have been lost at our railway crossings. Maybe I am mistaken, but I thought it was a state law to stop at all railroad crossings. We need to remember that the trains have the right of way and when we cross, it is our responsibility to yield that right of way. We can build frontage roads and close crossings, but that is not going to keep people from trying to outrun the train. Throwing money after this problem is not the solution.

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