- Marble Hill fires entire sewer department (8/23/16)5
- Ex-Southeast student gets probation for placing homemade sex video on porn site without woman's knowledge (8/24/16)13
- The Chrome Queens (8/21/16)2
- Bootheel lawmaker seeks probe into crop damage by illegal herbicide spraying (8/24/16)1
- Witness says he saw man shoot Domorlo McCaster (8/19/16)2
- Local private school dreams bigger, plans for new building at Sprigg and Lexington (8/22/16)
- Newsmakers 2016: Jason Bandermann (8/15/16)
- Pitmasters to descend on Arena Park for Cape BBQ Fest (8/19/16)2
- Southeast imposes 'interim suspension' of Sigma Nu fraternity over vandalism incident (8/19/16)22
- New CEO named at Wood & Huston Bank (8/21/16)
Garms left a great legacy
My brief and warm acquaintance with Irvin Garms in these past few years revealed a gentle, humble man -- one not self-impressed with his magnificent global stature. My sadness on his passing is mixed with the twinkle I vividly recall in his eyes whenever we discussed our common passion for general aviation. His lifetime of global project engagements meant he had to be at job sites spread all over the world -- working on tight schedules often beyond the reach of airliners.
He grinned with his typical good humor as he told me of night flights across North Africa between projects in Saudi and locations spread across Europe and North America in his Lockheed Lodestar. He delighted in telling of the unglamorous night flights he regularly took between locations so he could do his on-site work during daylight hours. He chuckled aloud as he recalled calling his company, "fly-by-night airline" -- which his was anything but.
We have all lived with this gentle and quiet giant in our midst, and few have or will ever leave such a positive mark on earth as Mr. Garms.
T. ROBIN COLE III, Jackson