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New Caledonia Days director expands event

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia may have a new director for its annual Caledonia Days celebration, but Amanda Jones is hardly a newcomer to the event.


Regional job fair offers options

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Ray, dressed is his finest suit, moved from table to table during Wednesday's Golden Triangle Job Fair at the American Legion Hall in Columbus, joining hundreds who gathered for the one-day event that featured representatives from about three dozen companies and organizations.


Slimantics: The tragic sadness of 'Me, too'

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I have never been an accomplice to a crime. Put another way, I have never been a victim of sexual assault/sexual abuse/sexual harassment. Those who have know precisely what I mean.


LCSD delays acting on policy requiring standing for anthem

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anticipated vote on a proposal requiring those attending a school event to stand for the national anthem never made it to the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees.


Slimantics: Sometimes, even kids should be 'uncomfortable'

Posted 10/17/2017 in Local Columns

Last week, the Biloxi School District removed Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum after complaints from some of the students' parents.


30-plus employers to recruit at job fair

Posted 10/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), there are 4,130 eligible workers in the Golden Triangle without a job.


A-Train rolls again as Bulldogs pound Cougars

Posted 10/14/2017 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE With 7 minutes, 20 seconds left in the game Saturday afternoon, Aeris Williams took a handoff from Nick Fitzgerald, ran right, and disappeared without fear or hesitation into a ton of writhing mass before plunging into the end zone for a 6-yard score, the final touchdown in the Mississippi State football team's 35-10 victory against BYU.


Lowndes County, Starkville look to renew restaurant taxes

Posted 10/14/2017 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins asked Lowndes County Board of Supervisors for a resolution backing the renewal of the county's 2-percent restaurant sales tax Friday.


Potential homeowners take 'big step' at Housing Fair

Posted 10/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rhonda Patterson found herself a little closer to her dream Thursday.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Fighting 'The Big C' with vitamin C

Posted 10/13/2017 in Area

Two years ago, Agnes Carino sat in the office of her oncologist and listened to a grim prediction of what would happen if she did not agree to begin chemotherapy treatment for her Stage 4 cancer.


Industry Day keeps paying dividends at EMCC

Posted 10/12/2017 in Area

East Mississippi Community College held its third annual "Industry Day" on Wednesday, but it could just as easily be called "Opportunity Day."


New county parks system up and running

Posted 10/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A couple of weeks after its split with Columbus, Lowndes County has its parks and recreation department up and running with an office and phones.


Athletic association, coaches react to kneeling players

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

When seven Starkville High School volleyball "took a knee" Monday during the National Anthem in a game at New Hope, what had been a national story was suddenly a local event.


King of the Fried Chicken: Food Giant deli sells staggering amounts of chicken

Posted 10/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Food Pyramid in the South is bigger than those of other regions, mainly because "Fried Chicken" is considered its own food group.


Officials tout need for new Lowndes courtroom

Posted 10/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to authorize County Administrator Ralph Billingsley to negotiate with the estate of Randolph Lipscomb for the final piece on private property held on the block occupied by the county courthouse.


Supes OK securing loan to expand wastewater treatment at industrial park

Posted 10/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Industrial Park will double the size of its wastewater treatment facility as the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors gave permission Friday to the Lowndes County Industrial Development Authority to secure a loan to fund the project.


Slimantics: A good day for the NRA...

Posted 10/3/2017 in Local Columns

Another mass shooting. We've had six of these large-scale shootings in the past 10 years alone, claiming more than 200 lives.


CHA director sounds alarm for low-income housing shortage

Posted 9/29/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In her 15 years with the Columbus Housing Authority, including the past three as executive director, Debra Taylor has seen people from all backgrounds come to her in desperate need of housing.


Unemployment takes expected seasonal dip in August

Posted 9/28/2017 in Area

Anyone looking for an explanation for the dramatic dip in unemployment in the Golden Triangle in August need only look at the calendar.


Slimantics: Burns' 'The Vietnam War' is mesmerizing, heart-breaking

Posted 9/27/2017 in Local Columns

For me, the Vietnam War was condensed into two memories.



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