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The Mill: 'It's really coming together'

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For long-time developer Mark Castleberry, The Mill at Mississippi State University represents the most challenging project of his career.


Slimantics: Proposed tax cut a cynical ploy

Posted 2/26/2015 in Local Columns

My grandfather was a share-cropper in Tippah County, a widower trying to raise six daughters in the height of The Great Depression.


2-4 inches of snow expected

Posted 2/24/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle residents are likely to wake up to snow fall Wednesday, with as much as four inches accumulating before the weather system moves through the region Thursday morning.


Columbus sales tax revenue up $30K

Posted 2/19/2015 in Area

This week, the city released its most recent sales tax revenues figures based on sales tax collections from December.


Slimantics: A tale of two immigrant groups

Posted 2/19/2015 in Local Columns

I saw a documentary on immigration two nights ago and I was fascinated by what I learned, although it painted a disturbing picture.


Columbus firefighters receive state honor

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a meeting that featured little discussion and a steady string of unanimous votes, the Columbus City Council took time to recognize members of the city's fire department who were recently named Mississippi Firefighters of the Year by the state.


Slimantics: Saturday Night Live: The best cast ever

Posted 2/16/2015 in Local Columns

Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th year with a 3 1/2-hour prime time special Sunday evening.


Supervisors make changes to retiree health insurance plan

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously Friday to amend the county's health coverage for retirees.


Borsig leaving W to lead IHL

Posted 2/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it was announced Jan. 12 that Hank Bounds would be stepping down as commissioner of Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) board, a sinking feeling settled over the campus of Mississippi University for Women.


With Stewart leaving Daily Show, Molpus recalls his '15 seconds'

Posted 2/12/2015 in State

With the exception of five days in 2013, Dick Molpus has always been a big fan of Jon Stewart.


Slimantics: All quiet on the Western (Ala.) front

Posted 2/10/2015 in Local Columns

Monday was an historic day in many parts of Alabama, but a day of disappointment in others.


Slimantics: Between a rock and a masterpiece

Posted 2/5/2015 in Local Columns

Over the past four days, there are a few news items football fans were certain to note.


Slimantics: Harper Lee's newest (oldest) book piques interest of readers, authors alike

Posted 2/4/2015 in Local Columns

Years ago, when my children were young and devoted Harry Potter fans, the prospects of another Harry Potter book produced an almost palpable sense of anticipation.


Lowndes Co. supervisors expect more roads to be paved in 2015

Posted 2/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Trustees of Lowndes County Reserve & Trust Fund have good news to report.


KiOR fails to pay taxes by deadline

Posted 2/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was the day property taxes came due. Those who failed to meet that deadline face a 1 percent per month penalty.


Slimantics: Presidential campaigns and the Little Dooey effect

Posted 1/30/2015 in Local Columns

Mitt Romney didn't announce he was running for President during his visit to Mississippi on Wednesday.


Homeless Coalition making progress, Harris tells Exchange Club

Posted 1/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after a conversation that proved to be the genesis of the Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition, organizers are beginning to see real progress.


Golden Triangle jobless rates increase no cause for alarm, official says

Posted 1/29/2015 in Area

Unemployment ticked up slightly throughout the Golden Triangle in December, reversing a three-month trend in decreases.


Slimantics: Our greatest unofficial national holiday

Posted 1/29/2015 in Local Columns

Each year between Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January and Presidents' Day in February, our nation pauses to celebrate a great national holiday.


Columbus remembers Jimmy Garton, a man of many titles

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aside from the Queen of England, few people held more titles that James Garton, who died Saturday at the age of 69.



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