For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi's humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate.
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Linda Swift sits in front of a large picture window with sagging Venetian blinds and sews.
A rose to Security National Properties, which owns Leigh Mall, and city of Columbus officials, who have worked together to begin a much-needed repaving of the mall's parking lot and lanes.
It's here, at last. The showdown we've all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.
The apex of my 40-year journalism career was a telephone interview, strange to say. I combed my curls and dressed up in my best corduroy skirt and blue sweater for that phone chat, wanting to look pretty because of the person on the other end of the line.
WASHINGTON -- Here we were wishing for something good, to rise above the campaign fray. And then it happened. We will never be the same.
In a week the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration will kick off in Columbus.
The Columbus Arts Council opened its fifth edition of Possum Town Tales on Thursday evening and will continue through Sunday.
Starkville has benefited recently from a number of changes to street designs.
On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.
Earlier this month, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Police Chief Oscar Lewis and Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton traveled to Detroit to attend the funeral of the mother of a CPD police lieutenant, spending $4,130.79 of taxpayer money.
We've called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump.
By this time next year, Mississippi University of Women will literally be back in the game.
As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.
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