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TEAM SOUTHPORT DOESN’T HAVE A PLAN

TEAM SOUTHPORT DOESN’T HAVE A  PLAN

writing a cause and effect paper … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comic

De Activate Southport Matters, Nevah!

De Activate Southport Matters, Nevah!

skin whitening forever p>Looks like someone is going rogue, Sir … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comic, Conversations, Headline, Southport

Safety Board Walks Out in Protest: Mayor Ignores Concerns of Illegal Activities

Safety Board Walks Out in Protest: Mayor Ignores Concerns of Illegal Activities

Southport’s Director of Public Safety, Kevin Bandy and fellow Board member, Andrew Harrison walked out of the monthly Safety Board meeting in protest after the Mayor, Jesse Testruth and Chief of Police, Randall Ellison failed to curtail alleged illegal activities by certain Southport police department employees. At the forefront of the protest are concerns of legality in recent of police activities by Southport Assistant Chief, William “Wild Bill” Bick.  Bandy calmly explained his concerns but pushback … Read entire article »

Filed under: Community, Headline, News, Public Safety, Southport

No one benefits from caustic remarks.

Regarding the City of Southport’s financial situation, our community and my administration are challenged with important realities as Southport strives (struggles) to move forward. Our small size and limited resources make it difficult to attract skilled capable residents to city government. Not only must one be capable – one must also be willing – and live in within the borders of the city. Recent incivilities in the nation, the state and yes, right here in our own small city has considerably reduced the number of capable individuals who want to step up to volunteer their time. If you rely on volunteers, one must also accept the limitations when those valued volunteers experience the inevitable conflicts with time, family and career. Ask yourself; how willing are you to volunteer your time to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Clerk-Treasurer, Community, Council, News, Revitalization, Southport

It’s Time to Tone it Down

As the election season swings into full gear we are again barraged with political advertisements and news reports pitting one candidate against the other. The combative climate is marked by an atmosphere of confrontational and uncivil discourse. Although there have always been political divisions, heated debates and disagreements on matters of policy, the polarization in our country seems greater than ever. There is little incentive to reach consensus. In fact, suggesting that the other side might actually have an idea worthy of consideration is tantamount to political suicide. The desire for personal advancement takes precedence over the critical needs of the public welfare, the civil good. Gaining power takes priority over solving problems. Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities and a former U.S. representative from Iowa, was recently … Read entire article »

Filed under: Community, Community For Life, News