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Uber drivers look for success in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/19/2017 in Area

For the past five months, Terrel Curtis has followed the same routine. He gets into his 2011 Chevrolet Impala and heads south from his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to Jackson, an 80-mile trip.


Slimantics: If an eclipse can stop one war ...

Posted 8/19/2017 in Local Columns

On Monday, from about noon until 3 p.m. (local time), most of us are going to stop what we're doing to note a natural phenomenon -- a solar eclipse. When the eclipse is full, at approximately 1:28 p.m., the sun will look like a small orange crescent and the skies will be dark, but not entirely dark.


Slimantics: An experiment in the Delta

Posted 8/17/2017 in Local Columns

T.Mac Howard is not your typical civic club speaker, which probably accounts for his popularity.


New Hope YMCA gets reprieve from closure

Posted 8/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two weeks before its planned closing, the New Hope YMCA has been given a reprieve.


Uber coming to the Golden Triangle

Posted 8/16/2017 in Area

Uber, a mobile app-based ride-sharing company, will begin service in the Golden Triangle on Friday as a part of its expansion to 23 counties in east Mississippi and the Delta, the company announced on its website Tuesday.


CMSD reports increased budget surplus

Posted 8/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees were greeted with good news on several financial fronts during Monday's regular board meeting.


Reclaiming the past: Local businessman making living selling salvaged material for new construction

Posted 8/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you are looking for reclaimed building materials, Jacob Pannell figures he probably has what you're looking for. If only he can find it, that is.


New Hope reaches out to Oak Hill in its time of grief

Posted 8/12/2017 in Area

Cathy Davis is in her 30th year in education and her third year as headmaster at Oak Hill Academy in West Point, but she has never had a first day of school like Monday's.


Beloved professor, WWII veteran Gilbert dies at 102

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Robert "Bob" Gilbert lived more than a century and didn't waste a moment of it, family and friends say.


Caledonia considering building codes

Posted 8/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For most of its 110 years as a town, Caledonia has adopted a "the fewer rules the better" approach.


Reed's of Columbus closing after 45 years

Posted 8/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon and the weather seemed appropriate for the topic at hand. Lex Jackson, who came to town 45 years ago after a flood, told The Dispatch, as the rain fell, he would be closing his Columbus clothing store in the spring.


Slimantics: Wicker determined to hew party line on health insurance

Posted 8/9/2017 in Local Columns

Roger Wicker is a pleasant fellow. Polite, earnest, quick to smile.


Entering the Hall of Fame: Columbus native touts role of mentors on his road to NFL achievement

Posted 8/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was about an hour into the Friday night reception at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame when one of the organizers stepped up on the raised platform and fought to be heard above the laughing, chattering din.


Slimantics: Nissan Canton vote has implications for entire state

Posted 8/3/2017 in Local Columns

Today and tomorrow, workers at the Nissan plant in Canton will vote on whether to unionize, but the implications of that vote go far beyond Canton and the roughly 4,000 workers who will make that decision.


New Hope Y members continue to attempt to save facility

Posted 8/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in a week, Frank P. Phillips YMCA Director Andy Boyd met with members of the New Hope YMCA to answer questions and listen to solutions about the impending closure of the facility.


Maridith Geuder to retire from The W

Posted 8/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maridith Geuder has always been a book-lover.


Slimantics: Putting politeness to the test at the Neshoba County Fair

Posted 7/29/2017 in Local Columns

It was an impulse buy. I had stopped by a convenience store on north side of town, for what I can't remember, and saw the baseball cap sitting on a shelf, covered with a fine film of dust.


Let the sunshine in: Local attorney converting home, office, rental properties to solar power

Posted 7/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus attorney David Owen and his wife, Renee, are having solar panels installed in their historic Southside home, rental houses and his downtown office building.


Anonymous food pantry seeks to provide stigma-free assistance

Posted 7/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest food pantry to arrive in Columbus has no building, no staff and, best of all, no stigma.


Lowndes elderly beat heat with fans

Posted 7/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billie Crowell has lived in her home on Nashville Ferry Road for 30 years. For most of that time, she had to make do with a single window-unit air-conditioner, which meant many uncomfortable Mississippi summers.



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