THE week AHEAD
Lloyd Gray 3/27/09
n ECONOMY PANEL: The Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce hosts an economic and financial panel at the Community House from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday. Representatives from TVA, North Mississippi Industrial Association, bankers and others will share their views on the economy.
n TOP PARENT: The Tupelo Public School District’s Parent of the Year will be announced at the school board meeting on Tuesday. Each school has its own nominee.
n MEET AND GREET: Candidates for office in Lee County municipalities will gather for a “hob-nob” at the Community Development Foundation’s monthly First Friday breakfast event at The Mall at Barnes Crossing food court.
“The love and affection Ole Miss people have for the university is phenomenal. If you offer a rational plan, people will invest in it.”
– University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat, when asked the secret to his fundraising success.
“Every place I go, I wear a feather boa. I felt like I needed something bold, something that made a statement.”
– Sue Buchanan, author and speaker at a breast cancer awareness luncheon in Tupelo, on beating the disease.
“We cannot compete for job creation projects in Mississippi if we don’t have the tools.”
– Gov. Haley Barbour, after vetoing a bill that placed restrictions on eminent domain for private developments.
“Just because a king wants a poor man’s garden is no right to take another person’s land.”
– House Speaker Billy McCoy, after the House voted to override the governor’s eminent domain veto.