Last week, when the cities of Columbus and Starkville released their sales tax income for July, they showed healthy increases in retail and restaurant tax revenue compared to July 2015.
Germain McConnell, executive director at the Mississippi School for Math & Science, freely admits the two-year residential high school located on the MUW campus isn't for everyone.
Longtime visitors to the Frank Phillips YMCA in downtown Columbus are convinced the renovations of the 86-year-old facility included an expansion.
Work has begun on a long-awaited repaving project in the Leigh Mall parking area.
Last Wednesday afternoon, John Burris of West Point got in his final practice session before leaving for Sesena, Spain, for the World Water Ski Championships, which begin this week.
Raise you hand if you saw this coming.
Two games into the 2016 football season, it's still hard to know what to make of the Mississippi State football team. For now, the Bulldogs reside in that murky zone between awful and awesome.
Most likely, Bulldog fans are fine with that uncertainty.
At a little before 11 a.m. Friday, a group of about a dozen people gathered at the back entrance at the Lowndes County Courthouse.
It is easy, often tempting, to ignore the machinations of our state government.
Saturday, Mississippi State fans were reminded of the memorable words from our Founding Document: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal -- except in football. We're definitely not saying that."
Mississippi State will open its 2016 football season Saturday at home against South Alabama and most Bulldog fans will be watching on TV -- even those at Davis Wade Stadium.
It's alligator season in Mississippi and I have a "large" problem with that.
The Mississippi flag has been taken down at Mississippi University for Women, but the timing of its removal may have had more to do with construction than Reconstruction.
Although you probably have not realized it, Greg Andrews or a member of his staff has been to your house or business and driven past your property three other times in the last four years.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway was found guilty of two counts of simple assault Friday after he admitted to firing a handgun into the air during a confrontation with his neighbor last year.
This month, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board selected an architecture and a design firm to transform the old Elks Building into a children's discovery center and museum.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but more and more as of late, current events stir the echoes of my childhood.
This month, the people who run the state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn -- announced their intentions to "reform" the state's tax structure as a means of a reviving a state economy that appears to be poised on the edge of the abyss.
Every year about this time, Swim Columbus coach Chris Chain is a busy man, even though his swimmers are in the middle of a two-week break.
Imagine a farm that requires no workers and where every day is harvest.
Here's how it is supposed to work:
Every four years, Mississippians go to the polls to elect fellow Mississippians to serve our interests by crafting legislation to address the state's unique issues.
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