Columbus is a river town, so to start this week’s column, let me ask you a question about rivers. OK, here it is: Does the water in a flowing river tend to move in a straight line, or does it meander from side to side? You have three seconds, so think quickly.
Every day, the Citgo convenience store at the corner of Gardner Boulevard and Tuscaloosa Road is redolent with the smells of fresh-baked bread piled high with roast beef, turkey, ham, cheddar, provolone or American cheese. Or cotto salami and bologna or savory meatballs smothered in Mozzarella cheese.
New jobless numbers released by the state provided little good news for the Golden Triangle, with new evidence that unemployment continues to tighten its grip on the area.
A bill filed by Columbus Rep. Gary Chism giving Mississippi’s counties the authority to regulate strip clubs is headed to Gov. Haley Barbour.
Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.
The Mississippi Legislature on Wednesday approved a plan to restore about one-fifth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour has cut from the current state budget.
A former West Point police officer will spend more than two years in jail for embezzlement.
JACKSON — Mississippi budget writers exchanged sharp words Friday but came no closer to deciding how much money they'll restore to schools, prisons and other government services. Meanwhile, state Tax Commission released preliminary figures showing tax collections were 12.4 percent below expectations in February — a shortage of $33 million for the month.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will donate four advanced high school microscopes worth $2,000 to the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science Foundation for the school’s science department.
Some of Mississippi's public universities have started tuition assistance programs aimed at keeping students in school despite growing education costs.
Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.
Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."
STARKVILLE — Building on many decades of neighborly relations, Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday [Feb. 18] that allows students to earn both an MSU bachelor's degree and an MUW nursing degree.
The state College Board has directed Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations, a move that MUW's president says "is not a merger," and would end with The W remaining a stand-alone institution.
The State House of Representatives is back on board in helping Mississippi University for Women move some dead weight.
Home fires are the country’s greatest disaster threat, but they are also the most preventable, according to Becky Thomas, executive director of the Tenn-Tom chapter of the American Red Cross. Thomas made these comments Tuesday at a press conference at the North Columbus branch of Citizens National Bank.
Those traditional yellow school buses might soon be decorated with advertising, if some Mississippi lawmakers get their way.
A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area learned how properly selected and planted trees conserve energy by participating in the cooperative’s first annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.
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