Bumpity, Bump, Bump, Bump

Published 7:00 am Thursday, February 20, 2014

Here we go again!

The handy little short cut from White Sand to McNeill — namely Holden, John Amacker and Sones Chapel Roads — has grown a little bumpy over the past few years.

Years ago, a letter was written to the editor of the Picayune Item about the condition of these roads and how it came to be that part of this roadway was resurfaced on a regular basis and the rest wasn’t.

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The discovery was made that the part regularly resurfaced was a state-aid road which spanned the distance from Millard through a portion of Sones Chapel and into the latter end of John Amacker.

So, it is understandable why this section is smooth and pothole free, while the rest of the journey is similar to riding a mechanical bull to work.

Many people use this thoroughfare during their commute to work. Myself included. The part that is not state-aid is in desperate need of resurfacing. It is reaching the point of teeth-jarring, not to mention the wear and tear on tires, shocks, and struts.

For those of us who are getting a little older, it doesn’t do our worn-out, arthritic-ridden joints any good either. The road is so bad at the end of Holden Road in White Sand, folks drive down the wrong side of the road in order to avoid the patch-filled potholes.

The ultimate dream is that the county will resurface from the end of Holden all the way through to where Sones Chapel reaches McNeill.

It will make the commute to work for many a little less joint-jolting.

About Barbara Mizell

Barbara Mizell began working for the Picayune Item in 1993. She started during the "cut and paste" days of the newspaper, and was the first to create a newspaper page using the computer for the Item. She has served as Composing Supervisor and honorary Religion Editor. Of all the contributions she has made over her 20 years at the Item, she is most proud of the World War II book "The Greatest Generation." Barbara was born and raised in the White Sand Community on Lee Hill, she has also written many short stories about growing up on the hill.

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