Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Truly Cancels Canton Flea Market

Say goodby to the Canton Flea Market this year.   The Canton Board of Aldermen voted to hold the popular event this fall but Mayor Dr. William Truly announced he will veto the Board's action.  His press release is posted below.



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a dumb ass....

Anonymous said...

But yet the BBQ's and dice games at the houses surrounding the square are ok?

Anonymous said...

Kind of like the Sturgis motorcycle rally is all of the news about the 250,000 cases attributed to it and the money is has and will cost tax payers...yet no word on the outbreaks and taxpayer money attributed to the protests and riots. Truly and Antar are Truly idiots. Outdoor open air activities have an extremely lower chance of transmission. Every Democrat wants their day(s) in the sunshine it seems.

Anonymous said...

This should have been expected from a 'physician' part time absentee mayor.

Anonymous said...

Whether one agrees with the Mayor or not, that's a very good explanation as to why he
reached his decision.

Unless I overlooked it, I didn't see one sentence starting with the phrase " Whereas I am the Mayor . . . "


Anonymous said...

"He said in a press release that as a practicing physician and as Mayor of the City of Canton he wants his citizens to know that sacrifices must be made. He is asking the Board of Alderman and the citizens to continue to follow CDC recommendations to mitigate the spread of the virus." We're still trying to figure out where he practices. It's not in Canton.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see Brandon pounce on this opportunity!!!

Anonymous said...

2:26. false equivalency. protestors for the most part have masks on. sturgis rally attendees for the most part didn’t. just look at the covid numbers for oregon-home base of “antifa” (portland).

if neither had masks or both had masks it would be equivalent.

Anonymous said...

Brandon or Madison should get this. They have the logistics to do it better. Canton can't get anything up here. 1st Nissan said only if not in city limits and now Amazon is building next to, but not in the city. Front gate in city at West Peace Street and Nissan Parkway. No tax money for Truly and more importantly, the city.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee you that 90% of the attendees would suffer from some type of co-morbidity. I think its a great call by the Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Oh for Christ sake, give it up on Covid. Covid will never reach Zero cases and will stay like Herpes. High survivability rate. So what you gonna do, where you gonna run and who you gonna cry to about it. And yes, I was one who got sick (mildly) with it.

Anonymous said...

3:52 I assume you are talking about Herpes.
Sorry to hear that. Wear a glove next time.

Anonymous said...

2:57, so are you saying masks eliminate Covid? Because the studies I have seen say they "MAY" help slow it, but nothing proven. I promise you the ANTIFA crowd isn't wearing a maskr 24/7. Possible that Portland is cooking the books on Covid? My office and staff never quit working. None of us have had the Covid. Some people live in fear, others live.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 3:52 - "And yes, I was one who got sick (mildly) with it"....Herpes or Corona?

Anonymous said...

Some could use a dose of his common sense.

Anonymous said...

Canton is code charter. The board should call a special meeting and override the veto and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

It's way past time for this semi-annual event to ditch this shit-hole town with racist leadership and move to a nearby location that appreciates the traffic, fun and shopping experience.

Kingfish said...

Brandon? Where exactly would you put it in Brandon? The town doesn't exactly have a downtown or town square.

Anonymous said...

They can override his veto.

Anonymous said...

Lol, KF... there’s a flipping amphitheater, arena, and quarry area with LOADS of space for vendors and parking. Why do you think it has to be downtown?!?

Anonymous said...

The fact that he calls himself “Doctor” is a joke. If you can find where he is licensed, please let us know.

Kingfish said...

Yeah I know. Same can be said for colosseum or other venues. Just loses some of its charm when you stick it one of those places. Understand where you're coming from.

Anonymous said...

One of the board members say they expect to override the veto. Never know. A little extra cash under the table can change things.

Dr. Truly License Link said...

@6:28 PM - Just letting you know. He is licensed in MS as a medical doctor. Click on the link.

Anonymous said...

Brandon absolutely has a downtown and a square-ish area. They have a farmers market first Thursday of every month during the summer. You have SHILOH, the amphitheater and several other places that would suffice. Brandon is very pro event and I am sure they are in talks trying to get it, but that’s just a hunch.

Anonymous said...

Corona. Sick for about 3 days and got better quickly. Had fever sores from a younger age like most of you. Have no trouble admitting to this. Bet your feeling a lip tingle now.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db304.htm

Lets not forget the other favorite of Herpes, also in most of us.

https://www.healthline.com/health/what-causes-shingles-to-activate#shingles-defined.

Anonymous said...

The notice is three paragraphs long. The first and third paragraphs are four lines long. The second paragraph is likely 50 lines long. Did Dr. Truly take English Composition as a freshman?

Anonymous said...

Rankin county flea market? Ha no thanks!

Cognitive Bias said...

@2:57 - Thanks for pointing out the false equivalence using your knowledge of what people at Sturgis wore or didn't wear. What do you call it when someone pretends to know things they don't know? The term escapes me.

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't even be talking about this. "RAGE"

Anonymous said...

Hopefully no Flea Market. Heard the BOS stated that no one could be on the grass area surrounding the Old Court House on the square. Putting in a watering system or some such thing. Don't believe they have the vendors lined up ready to go either, nor if they'd want to show out of concerns. Be interesting what happens. Next will be the Victorian Christmas stuff on the square. Wonder if the BOS will allow the set up of the Christmas displays and Tree on the grass done by CMU/City.

Anonymous said...

Mary has the caboose and the entire area around the school and soccer field behind it. Fine place for a Flea Market. Also has the size of PD that can handle it. Canton now down to 3 on patrol and cars running 24/7. Shame that this is happening to my town.

Anonymous said...

Truly made right call. Canton and Madison County loaded with virus patients. Different from State Fair-Fair is by admission and opportunity/space to distance and create lines exist. Flea Mkt--no lines or ways to organize patrons to distance. No means to contact trace after either event. Owner of vendor mall ram-rodding effort to have the market and using his vendors to speak out to create illusion of more merchants. Anyone know who controls the Flea Market? Many of these events have been canceled throughout the Southeast and many vendors are hurting financially. Who isn't? Putting $'s over health and welfare of thousands could be risky for store owners.

Anonymous said...

Madison can NOT handle that amount of foot or vehicle traffic although Mary and her Lieutenants would love to pose for photo ops.

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