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Starkville awash in No. 1 football teams

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is the only town in America where the chant "We're Number One!" is met with the question, "Can you be more specific?"


Little change in Golden Triangle school ratings

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Status quo can mean distinctly different things to different people.


CMSD supe: Third graders lag behind new state standards

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees this week revealed some troubling news.


Golden Triangle crews work to restore power

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

Utility companies said that by the end of the day Tuesday service would be restored to the handful of customers who lacked electricity.


Slimantics: A level playing field for Mississippi workers

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

Our elected state officials, especially those with the big "R" attached to their names, will tell you they believe in small government and personal liberty.


Much rejoicing as Bulldog continue to prove they are worthy of ranking

Posted 10/12/2014 in Local Columns

In the beginning (of the season), Dan Mullen created the playbook. And the schedule was void of wins and there was no preseason ranking for the Bulldogs.


Record-breaking crowd cheers Dawgs to sixth win

Posted 10/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Today, when the Associated Press releases its weekly poll, one will be a number Mississippi State and its emotionally exhausted fans will cherish.


GameDay set for Saturday's MSU broadcast

Posted 10/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The ESPN GameDay crew has set up shop in The Junction for Saturday's Mississippi State-Auburn game.


In Columbus, Rural Physicians head talks need for doctors

Posted 10/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi is full of small towns that few people care about, aside, of course, from the people who live in those towns.


Slimantics: A moment vs. a movement

Posted 10/8/2014 in Local Columns

On Sept. 22 at Sim Scott Community Center, city councilman Kabir Karriem addressed a "Men of Color" meeting organized by county supervisor Leroy Brooks to address the "crisis" facing the city of Columbus.


Slimantics: Bulldogs, Rebels are an argument against the status quo

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.


Prescott for Heisman? ... Seriously

Posted 10/5/2014 in Local Columns

Beginning soon after his "oh, my" performance last year in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and continuing through the first four games of this season, Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott wore the label of "dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidate." But after he helped No. 12 MSU dismantle No. 6 Texas A&M with cold efficiency, Prescott earned a different title. Prescott for Heisman? Seriously?


Caledonia Elem. named Blue Ribbon School

Posted 10/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia Elementary School was designated Friday as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, one of just two Mississippi schools to earn the prestigious honor and the only public school to achieve the distinction.


Dawgs rout Aggies

Posted 10/4/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It really isn't supposed to be this easy, is it?


Restaurants, hotels ready for big weekend

Posted 10/3/2014 in Area

Regardless of the outcome of Saturday's 11 a.m. game featuring 12th-ranked Mississippi State and sixth-ranked Texas A&M, restaurants and hotels in the Golden Triangle will be busy this weekend.


Slimantics: Coming soon: Legalized marijuana

Posted 10/2/2014 in Local Columns

This week, a group called "Mississippi for Cannabis" filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state.


Team U.S. beats World team for Handa Cup

Posted 9/29/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It may not have been the best double bogey World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley ever made, but it likely was her most satisfying.


U.S., World teams tied entering final day of Handa Cup

Posted 9/28/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- By their reckoning, Beth Daniel and Nancy Scranton aced the test Saturday at Old Waverly on the opening day of the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.


Slimantics: Brooks' epiphany leads to new mission

Posted 9/27/2014 in Local Columns

As a group of about 60 men settled into their seats at Sim Scott Community Center on Monday evening, city councilman Kabir Karriem opened the meeting with a stark word portrait of the black community in Columbus -- high crime rates, high unemployment, high drop-out rates, and a high percentage of children born to single teen-aged mothers. They are all symptoms of a community in crisis, Karriem grimly observed.


Legends, crowds descend on Old Waverly

Posted 9/26/2014 in Area

When Old Waverly founder George Bryan began lobbying for his new golf club to host the 1999 U.S. Women's Open, critics questioned the wisdom of staging the LPGA's most prominent event "in the middle of nowhere."



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