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Sound Off for Nov. 18, 2018

Good vibes

I was shopping at a large grocery store on Pass Road in Gulfport and had such a good takeaway that thought I would share. The employees and customers alike were smiling and most times offered some type of greeting and/or conversation. What came to mind when I left the store was it felt the way it does at Christmastime when all seem to be in a better mood. Maybe that’s what we need when we’re out among others — think about it being that beautiful holiday when our savior was born.

Looking good now

In 2007, USM’s then-president, athletic director and a few check-writers decided to fire a coach who, with a limited budget and facilities, took on teams from the SEC and other conferences each year and who managed to produce winning seasons playing schools with unlimited funding. The decision makers decided that 7-5 or 8-4 seasons were just not acceptable. Since that time, even excluding an 0-12 season, USM has averaged less than seven wins per season, and this year will be no different. Those 8-4 seasons are looking pretty good now!

Light it up

After two pedestrian deaths at the same intersection, maybe the powers that be will finally get better lighting in the area. Too bad problems are dealt with as a reaction rather than being proactive before people are killed.

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