Since my son was born a little more than six years ago, my wife and I have had countless angst-ridden discussions on what to do when he reached school age. Public, private, boarding, home -- we've weighed every schooling option. He started kindergarten last month, and, though we are thrilled with his school, the dialogue continues.
Roses: Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus Municipal School District, livestock and those responsible for the soccer park. Thorns: Computers
Certainly, parts of the recently-proposed Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority -- especially the amount and methods of funding for the new organization -- need to be explored further, but the plan will almost certainly come to fruition.
Certainly, parts of the recently-proposed Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority-especially the amount and methods of funding for the new organization-need to be explored further, but the plan will almost certainly come to fruition.
Monday's meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau was a circumspect affair. The board did its business at a brisk pace, adjourning in about an hour. There were no wild allegations, no shouting matches, no flagrant flaunting of any rules.
A friend showed me an email she received from her daughter. Her daughter is a full-time college student and has a full-time job at an attorney's firm. The email said that the attorney had called the office workers together and said, "Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better and it is going to happen soon."
Are you tired of all the politicians and their inane rhetoric yet? Well, I hope not, because there is much more to come. Still, it is difficult not to be disgusted.
Friday afternoon the seven-member steering committee assigned the task of exploring a tri-county economic development coalition unveiled their findings before a large and generally supportive crowd at the East Mississippi Community College campus in Mayhew.
Thursday afternoon at Emerson School in Starkville, I walked into a room full of statistics. And if the folks in charge had taken role, I imagine it would have gone something like this: Poverty? Here!
Reading your opinion in Wednesday's paper on the increasing expense of the GED test, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
The Commercial Dispatch was a great impetus to the success of the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes this year.
Brandon Presley's visit to Columbus on Wednesday included a stop at The Dispatch. Presley is the Northern District Public Service Commissioner.
Realtors call it curb appeal, and they will tell you that without it, selling a property is a difficult task.
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