- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
Complaints about little things hide potential to praise
To the editor:
I just moved here from St. Louis, and I would like to respond to the Speak Out comment that said noisy cars are, "stepping on my right to live in a quiet home, on a quiet street, in a quiet town."
These are privileges that exist because we live in a good community. We should be thankful that, in the span of things, the most people around here have to complain about is the noise cars make, the holiday lights in Jackson and wheth-er the high school does or does not wear band uniforms in a town parade.
I snicker as I read Speak Out and thank God daily that we don't have drive-by shootings, an overabundance of school violence or astronomical numbers of homeless people to complain about in these columns.
God has blessed me with a safe place to live, and I'll be thankful for that as long as I am here. Let's all be a little more cognizant of what we take the time to complain about when there is so much praise to be given.