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Sound Off for January 18: What’s up, Mississippi Power?

Mississippi Power crews work to repair lines near the corner of DeBuys Road and Pass Road in April 2017. The state Public Service Commission is investigating whether customers of Mississippi Power and other utility companies may be able to get a rate reduction thanks to the new federal tax bill passed in December.
Mississippi Power crews work to repair lines near the corner of DeBuys Road and Pass Road in April 2017. The state Public Service Commission is investigating whether customers of Mississippi Power and other utility companies may be able to get a rate reduction thanks to the new federal tax bill passed in December. amccoy@sunherald.com File

Why not us?

Entergy in Louisiana is cutting their customers electric bills as are other public utilities due to the recent tax cuts. Why isn’t Mississippi Power?

This is a test

Now that President Trump has requested a cognitive test and has been evaluated in accordance with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test, which only takes about 10 minutes, why can’t this test be given to each member of Congress? Maybe this test could be mandatory to all those seeking re-election.

Practice makes better

The Pelicans have plenty of shooting ops but they miss. The answer: practice, practice, practice.

Eyesore fence

The construction fence at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Market Street in Pass Christian is an eyesore. It is ripped up and falling down. Please have the owner tear it down and clean up the property. This is in the heart of the city and is seen by everyone.

Difficult choice

Many friends in their 60s and 70s have said they never want to go into an assisted living home, they want to stay in their own home until the end. But if you're depending on your adult children for help, isn't that just a tiny bit selfish? My husband, an only child, cannot enjoy his hard-earned retirement at all because he has to be with his parents every day and help them with almost everything. They can afford outside help or assisted living but feel that it's a child's responsibility to care for their parents. He would help them no matter what, but to expect him to be a full-time caregiver at the expense of his retirement years seems selfish.

No harm

For those of you wanting to rid get of the state flag, think for a minute. It has not detoured tourism any. You still have thousands of spring breakers that come. You still have thousands of Cruisers come. You still have tourists coming from all over and the flag has not stopped them yet. Those who are not coming here because of the flag are probably the type people we don’t want here. So what harm has the flag done? Leave the flag alone.

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