Beginning today and continuing through Saturday, Mississippi State will host the Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament, something almost unimaginable as recently as 20 years ago.
Will there be blood? That question has gone conspicuously unasked as we enumerate the possible outcomes of November's election.
Saturday was supposed to be the most festive day of the year on the campus of Mississippi State University, with commencement exercises and sporting events bringing thousands to campus.
Forty-eight hours after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination with a smashing victory in the Indiana primary, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he could not yet support Trump.
OXFORD -- State Rep. Jay Hughes could introduce a bill next session to declare sweet tea the state beverage and it wouldn't make it out of committee.
Robin handed me the book "The Happiness Project," and like a moth to a flame I was drawn to the subtitle, "Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun." The book is by Gretchen Rubin.
So it has come to this: Trump 2016.
It wasn't precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's (Wis.) comment that he's not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least . . . something.
A rose to organizers, volunteers, vendors, city workers (police/fire/public works) and festival-goers, who combined to make this weekend's Market Street Festival perhaps the best ever.
It is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council begin work on their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets, but it is not too soon to give serious thought to a project whose time has come.
I pretty regularly get buttonholed about things the city is doing (or not doing); like I have some influence over it.
"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So said the lead story in The Washington Post.
Eddie Lee Howard, twice convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of an elderly Columbus woman, is back in court this week.
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