Active shooter. There is no phrase in our modern lexicon likely to produce more terror.
Recently the Starkville Board of Aldermen agenda included a proposal from none other than Alderman Lisa Wynn to severely restrict the citizens' ability to exercise free speech during board meetings.
Was James Holmes -- convicted of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre -- nuts?
Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum spoke at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday at the Lion Hills Center. His 30-minute message could be compressed to a single phrase: "It's all good."
America is a nation of faith. So it is often said.
The fact that the death of Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was not unexpected does not diminish the sense of loss for the thousands who grew up watching his children's TV show and the young lives he would continue to touch long after it ended.
The civic club speech ended, the applause faded. Members formed a line to shake the speaker's hand, assure her how much they appreciated her words. She was inspiring. She was awesome. Everyone hoped she'd come back soon.
If you watch TV, you are bound to be aware of a marketing strategy TV producers use to attract viewers to new shows or, perhaps, new seasons of old shows. During commercial breaks, they broadcast clips from the shows.
Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.
Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be?
It was early morning when they left, almost daybreak. The duo would see a lot of sunrises before I'd see the guys again.
Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist.
Columbus High School graduate and current Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker spent the summer as an intern at electric car maker Tesla.
Most of you know him as Mr. Henry Weiss, you know, the man over at Columbus Scrap Material. In the past few weeks Mr. Henry has been getting accolades in this paper for his years of service in his business and of course, all he has done for the city of Columbus.
"All lives matter." Those words have risen as a kind of counter to "Black lives matter," the movement that coalesced in response to recent killings and woundings of unarmed African-Americans by assailants -- usually police officers -- who often go unpunished.
While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.
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