"His passing is a critical loss. He was one of our mentors in the community."
- Tupelo City Council member Nettie Davis, after a proclamation was issued Tuesday to honor Boyce Grayson, the city's first black alderman. Grayson died Feb. 22.
"The rumor that Toyota is trying to renegotiate its deal - there's no truth to it at all."
- Former Toyota executive Dennis Cuneo, speaking Wednesday at Itawamba Community College about the automaker's delay in opening the plant at Blue Springs.
"A lot of people live for these social networks, so they are just another tool we can use to investigate crime."
- Danny Giroux of the Lee County Sheriff's Cyber Crime Unit, explaining law enforcement's growing use of sites such as Facebook and MySpace to track down criminals.
"The idea that it will take 108 years to complete - that's just unacceptable."
- State Rep. Harvey Moss of Corinth, on how long it will take to finish the state's Vision 21 highway plan with the current rate of funding.