A couple of months ago, there was hope the COVID-19 pandemic would stall out during the heat of summer. That hasn't happened.
Tuesday was the day many in our community held their breath. It was the day many of us hoped Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders would perform one more act of service for the community.
On Tuesday, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state's health officer told Jackson Free Press he is "anticipating an absolute disaster" in the fall, when a second surge of COVID-19 arrives.
If you were to somehow be able to spread Mississippi's history out on a table, the first thing you would notice is a gaping hole in it. It would not be inaccurate to describe it as a black hole.
If the weight of the argument to move the monument wasn't already sufficient, the comments made by Sanders after the meeting should settle the matter once and for all.
If it can be assumed that someday there will be a cure or an effective treatment for the COVID-19 virus, the discussion of the pandemic will fade from public discourse and be left largely to historians and scientists to analyze and assess.
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