Sound Off

Sound Off for December 20: Don’t let the phone rule your life

Don’t let a cell phone run your life, Sound Off caller says.
Don’t let a cell phone run your life, Sound Off caller says.

Let it ring

For the life of me, I can’t understand the overwhelming need to answer a ringing phone. You have the option to let it ring then go to voice mail. You don’t have to let that phone ruin your dinner or any other activity. If it’s important they will leave a message.

Problem solved

If you want to reduce traffic accidents in the counties, then permit deputies to use radar.

Knock it off

Enough of “Santa baby“ and “baby it’s cold outside.” How many times can one radio station play those two songs during the day? Apparently many.

Slick trick

The street signs along U.S. 90 in Gautier must have been printed with disappearing ink.


As far as Long Beach not having any construction listed like other cities, it is plain and simple. Drive through Long Beach and see there is no continuity for business or residence. It appears there is little oversight from the planning commission in regards to regulations. They simply approve a variance and in goes a business in residential area and vice-versa.

Tractor trouble

On the eastbound side of I-10, between the Jourdan River bridge and the Diamondhead exit, there’s a tractor/mower near the edge of the woods that’s been there for at least three months. The tractor appears to belong to MDOT. Someone needs to check this out since the tractor is simply going to waste as it sits there.

Anyone know?

On Sunday between 7 and 7:30 p.m. there was a loud explosion. It was heard in Long Beach , Saucier and Gulfport. We have never heard what this source of the explosion was. Any ideas anyone?

Bad idea

What an incredibly bad idea to allow golf carts on Ocean Springs streets. Ocean Springs is not Diamondhead and comparing the two for this purpose is ridiculous. I don’t know who’s idea this was, but come on now. Think people, think!

About time

I’m glad to see more electric cars coming down the line. It would make sense to have an electric car for around town, and a gas/hybrid car for long trips. It should have been done sooner.


To the person(s) who stole all the tools out of my truck on Firetower Road the other day: You took not only them, but also my means to make a living. May you survive long enough to understand what a contemptible and arrogant act that was. Oh, and Merry Christmas.

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