Trying to find a union in Mississippi is a lot like trying to find an animal on the endangered species list; the more time passes the harder they are to locate. And, with the recent news that Omnova Solutions Inc. sold its manufacturing operations and plans to cease manufacturing at its Columbus plant, unions may have inadvertently made it more difficult to remove themselves from the endangered list.
Baptist Memorial Health Care has been a good neighbor. In 2006, Baptist purchased Columbus' hospital from Lowndes County for $30 million. In return, Baptist officials also promised to invest $40 million in the hospital over the coming decade.
A tremendous amount of the public's work is done by boards comprised of volunteers. All too often appointments to those boards are made with little discussion or publicity.
A rose to the cheerful horde of volunteers, organizers and donors who Saturday prepared and delivered 5,000 meals in what has been dubbed the Celebration of Hope outreach.
While it may be a little early to be thinking about resolutions for 2012, it's past time we consider the relationship between cell phones and driving.
This will be a different Christmas. For one, the traditional 20-foot tree will become a ghost of Christmas past. Each year we have trekked over hill and dell, through the mud and briars, to find the perfect tree. The tree was hoisted over barbed-wire fences, through a ditch or two and tugged onto the brush trailer.
OXFORD -- A problem for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is this: If the federal government adopts his self-professed "tight-fisted" fiscal style, Mississippi will go belly up. In an instant.
The televised interviews for the position of Columbus police chief will be rebroadcast on Channel 3 on CableOne the next three nights beginning at 6.
Listening to the interviews for police chief of Columbus was such a wonderful experience.
Allegra Brigham is a modern-day Deborah. While she is no prophetess (to our knowledge), she delivered her alma mater from near implosion. Brigham re-embraced the disenfranchised former MUW Alumnae Association, restoring unity to a divided house
In the spirit of openness the city turned to the public for help in its search for a new police chief.
During a recent conversation with a friend about the Columbus Visitors' Bureau, an idea for a new project for the CVB came to us. The discussion started because we, like many, have been surprised by the numerous controversies surrounding the CVB this year.
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