Ah, our local leaders (past and present). Isn’t it bad enough that we have to put up with the childish behavior and antics of Leroy Brooks and the criminal actions of Kamal Karriem and Jim Terry? Now it’s Robert Smith and Kabir Karriem!
Saigon, the defunct capital of South Vietnam, no longer exists except fondly in the memory of several hundred thousand American soldiers.
When we first heard about it, we thought it was an April Fools’ joke. In one sense it was; in this case, the tricksters, happened to be Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem. The joke is on the people and the city of Columbus.
Relay for Life teams; George Irby, Sen. Terry Brown, city and county officials; and Robert Adams Ivy
I think it was president Harry Truman who said "If you can't stand the heat—get out of the kitchen." It seems some of our elected officials continue to behave in an uncivilized manner and bring shame on our city. With the Internet being worldwide, I can just imagine how captains of industry are wondering about selecting our area for economic development about now.
In thanking the Mississippi Department of Transportation during a Wednesday press conference for recent road funding, Columbus Lowndes Development Link executive director Joe Higgins pointed out that rural Mississippi’s road needs were once “farm-to-market” roads — something good enough for farmers to take their goods to town to sell.
If this column seems more incoherent than usual, the you probably missed last week’s questions about the top local news stories of the first three months of 2010.
A reader asked about the streetcars or electric trolley line that once served Columbus. For an answer, I called on Columbus architect and historian Sam Kaye, who knows more about the old trolley lines than anyone else.
A rose to the Mississippi State women’s basketball team for earning the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Mike Murphy attributes his love of history to television and playing with toy soldiers as a kid.
I don’t know four people who I get along with a hundred percent of the time.
The health care bill that President Obama just signed into law is a monstrosity that raises taxes, increases government spending at times when we are already deep in debt, and mandates unprecedented government intrusion into our lives. The new law is nothing short of a complete government takeover of our health care system, which comprises nearly one sixth of our economy.
I just want to address some of the misconceptions about hospice care.
We’re at the end of the first quarter of 2010, so we’re having a little pop quiz to see if you’ve been paying attention.
It’s hard to hang on to the good ones. Monday’s news of the departure of Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne proved that axiom. Anyone who spent time with Byrne, or heard him speak, knew instantly that he is an up-and-comer destined for great things.
The Democratic Congressional leadership and the president have just adopted legislation against the will of the majority of the American people that will increase an already hemorrhaging budget deficit and will amount to the beginning of socialized medicine in America. President Obama had repeatedly made campaign promises that he would change the political climate and that it would not be “politics as usual” in Washington. He has made good on his promises. His politics are much worse.
Army National Guard Alpha Battery 2-114 Strike Battalion; Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; organizers and visitors for the Mississippi Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s 16th Annual State Conference; and city leaders
After her Friday morning workout at the Fitness Factor, Pat Wayman came home, put on her work clothes and spent the next five hours clearing underbrush in the woods bordering her backyard. Around 4:30 a friend came over and the two of them went through her beehives.
Roger Miller sings about trailers, be they for sale or rent. Kid Rock reminds us that unlike Ice Cube, he ain't outta Compton but straight outta trailer. And Jimmy Buffet, the son of a son of a sailor, is just glad he doesn't live in a trailer.
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