What's the Purpose?
Very strange article in Sunday's Commercial Appeal, as Tom Bailey writes about riding down the Nonconnah Parkway with former County Mayor Bill Morris, whose name now adorns it.
Oddly, there seems no reason for this article. Especially as Bailey never once mentions the County wheel tax that Morris also bequeathed to us all. It was supposed to be temporary, but is still with us a decade later. It was supposed to be earmarked "for the kids" (ie. education) but has since been amended to send some revenue into the general fund.
Most folks still call it the Nonconnah Parkway. Wonder why that is?