Meridian Star


May 5, 2013

Letters to the Editor May 5, 2013

MERIDIAN — President's priorities wrong

    I guess now that the president will have to develop a new set of laws relating to Exacto knives, which I understand was used in the Lone Star stabbings and slashing. 

    Personally, I am getting very tired of the current administration's proposals on gun laws since I do not believe background checks, outlawing any types of guns will stop any individual from committing again the same type of thing that happened at the Newtown School or the Lone Star College in Texas. 

    Guns and knives kill people only when they are in the hands of criminals or in the above cases; in the hands of unbalanced and insane individuals. I cannot understand an administration which is so concerned on useless gun laws, etc. when there are so many more important things to consider; such as unemployment, the economy, a $17 trillion debt; not to mention a possible war with North Korea.

    Perhaps when the unemployment level goes to 30 percent, the economy bottoms out, the $17 trillion goes to $25 trillion, and North Korea hits California with a nuclear rocket; maybe, just maybe, our president will get his priorities in order.

Respectively submitted,

Jim Knowles

Elliott deserves recognition

    I am writing to commend the Mississippi Business Journal for its recent naming of Scotty Elliott as one of our state’s top 40 business leaders under the age of 40.  It has been my privilege to know Scotty and his family for the past 15 years and watch him progress through high school, college and in the workplace.

    I have noted his considerable achievements in athletics, the classroom and now in industry. Through the years, I have not been at all surprised to observe his continued accomplishments. He is a young man who lives by fundamental Christian values, setting a very positive example for all who come to know him.

    As a native of Meridian and a lifelong resident, I am so pleased to know that a new generation of leadership is emerging in our community with people of integrity and intelligence like Scotty Elliott.  I am very proud that one of Meridian’s terrific young leaders has been recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal for this high honor.  He truly deserves this honor and I wish him the best this life has to offer.


Alex Weddington, General Supply & Machine Company

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