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Slimantics: Rebels' Chad Kelly rains on Dak Prescott's parade

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sorry, wrong number. Thousands of Mississippi State fans poured into Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, countless hundreds of them -- from old folks to co-eds to little kids -- wearing Dak Prescott No. 15 jersey for what was supposed to be a triumphant curtain call for their beloved quarterback.


Slimantics: Lessons in gratitude from an 8-year-old

Posted 11/25/2015 in Local Columns

Today is Thanksgiving and among older celebrants, it is as much a time for reflection on Thanksgivings past as it is for the holiday we observe today.


Homeless population continues to decline

Posted 11/21/2015 in State

The U.S. appears to be winning the war on homelessness.


Consultant: GTRA well-positioned in evolving industry

Posted 11/20/2015 in Area

The airline industry has gone through a major transformation over the past three decades, a change that is likely to mean modest, slow growth for the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.


Higgins: Lowndes shooting for third TVA megasite

Posted 11/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, sometimes more often than that, Joe Max Higgins addresses the Columbus Rotary Club to provide updates on economic development in the Golden Triangle.


Slimantics: 'Tis the season for fear and anger

Posted 11/18/2015 in Local Columns

Sometimes events happen that are so horrific, so shocking that we find it difficult to process. The Paris terrorist attacks, which left 129 dead, many more injured, and the rest of the world unnerved, is the most recent example.


Slimantics: For Newman, a forgettable debut

Posted 11/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The most celebrated high school basketball player in Mississippi history became the most scrutinized college player in state history at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday.


Gun policy, nightclub exemption for The Pony discussed

Posted 11/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors spent most of Friday's board meeting hearing complaints about two previous actions, including a gun rights advocate and a business owner appealing a ruling relating to the county's nightclub ordinance.


Howland wins opener at MSU

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Midway through the first half of the Mississippi State men's basketball team's season opener Friday, the crowd of 9,931 at Humphrey Coliseum had settled into a restless quiet as Eastern Washington was doing layup drills. The biggest cheer came during a timeout when the scoreboard heralded the Bulldogs' just-completed recruiting class for 2016, rated fifth best in the country.


Slimantics: Alabama's formula for victory: Sack Dak

Posted 11/14/2015 in College Sports

Strange as it may seem, Alabama's 31-6 win over Mississippi State was more a matter of inches and split seconds than the kind of domination the score suggests.


Kelly growing comfortable in Washington role

Posted 11/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Trent Kelly arrived in Washington, D.C., to take his seat as Mississippi District 1 representative in the House, he didn't get the committee assignment he most covets.


Slimantics: A tale of two teams

Posted 11/13/2015 in Local Columns

This week a college football team made history by threatening not to play a game. Fifty-two years ago, a college basketball team made history by playing one.


Friendship Cemetery featured on 'Mississippi Roads'

Posted 11/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Mississippi Public Television's "Mississippi Roads" chose a theme of historic cemeteries for its weekly travel series, a visit to Columbus was an obvious choice.


Rebels' wild loss is enough to test your faith

Posted 11/8/2015 in Local Columns

OXFORD Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze walked ashen-faced and slump-shouldered into the auditorium for his post-game news conference and promptly announced he was converting to Islam.


County loses little in CalStar shut-down

Posted 11/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CalStar, an eco-friendly brick/masonry manufacturer, ended production at its Lowndes County facility on Oct. 2.


PACCAR manager: Outlook bright for Columbus facility

Posted 11/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many in the Golden Triangle, all that is known of PACCAR is the massive facility that commands the landscape along Highway 82 between Columbus and Starkville.


Guns banned from courthouse when court in session

Posted 11/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to comply with a court order from the district's three chancery court judges to ban firearms from courthouse grounds when court is in session.


Lowndes Co. candidates file final finance reports

Posted 11/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What a difference four years makes, especially when it comes to campaign spending.


Slimantics: When good roosters go bad...

Posted 11/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charles Perkins is not the squeamish type.


Slimantics: Everyone should vote for Bryant, unless ...

Posted 10/30/2015 in Local Columns

Tuesday, Mississippians will go to the polls to determine the outcome of numerous local and state elections, including who will be our governor.



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