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WLOX Editorial: Thank you for letting me tell South Mississippi's Story

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After 40 years in broadcasting on the coast, 36 of those at WLOX, it is time for a new chapter in my life, I am retiring from WLOX. Here are a few observations looking back over all those years, they may sound familiar because I've editorialized on them before.

First the people of South Mississippi are the most caring I have seen anywhere. If a neighbor is in need, someone almost always comes to their aid. Never was this more apparent than following Hurricane Katrina.

There are several issues that have had me shaking my head over the years because I just don't understand why we can't fix them-- like litter. I wish I could say it's getting better, but that does not seem to be the case. Over the years there have been many different programs tackling the problem. Each seems to help for a while and then the trash returns. If we truly want to be a tourist destination, we must find a way to reduce the litter on our roadways.

Another thing I just never have understood, why local leaders and communities don't work together more? The rest of the world see us a one area. But, from everything from tourist funds to police agencies, each community on the coast wants to do its own thing. It seems we could stretch our dollars further if various communities and cities could work as one.

But having said that, remember we live in a special place. South Mississippi is like no other and it's been a pleasure to tell its story over the years to you on WLOX. I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives for so many years.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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