Let’s clean up, move forward nowPublished 12:02am Thursday, June 7, 2012
After literally months and months of campaigning, all is quiet on the local political front.
Tuesday’s Natchez municipal election is in the history books now — literally, since the city’s mayoral race included three candidates who had been mayor.
Now, a couple of housekeeping matters are in order.
First, we hope all of the candidates will make it a point of collecting their political signs and properly disposing of them.
We’ve never been a fan of campaign signs; they seem to almost always cause consternation as candidates and their supporters jockey for position, complain about the size of the signs and even resort to stealing signs.
But the worst part of campaign signs is when they’re left up for months or years after the election is long over. We thank each candidate in advance for properly and promptly taking care of the issue.
We also pause this morning to say congratulations to the victors and offer our thanks and appreciation for the candidates who wound up on the short end of the vote. We appreciate your willingness to throw your hat in the ring, roll up your sleeves and jump into the race.
Now, all eyes look to the business of getting back to normal. The City of Natchez has many challenges ahead but an even greater number of opportunities, if we all communicate clearly with each other, treat each other with respect and work toward the common goal of making Natchez the best city in the South.