There was a half-page ad in the Jackson newspaper last week encouraging people to “Discover DeSoto.” It consisted of mostly a picture of what looks like a serene riverfront park.

On the same day, an audio clip aired on public radio in which the state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, said that, given the size of the outbreak of COVID-19 in DeSoto County, if he were to live there, he wouldn’t leave his house.

Communities should always promote tourism. But Dobbs’ words may have a bigger impact than that ad on the current number of visitors to DeSoto County.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.