We're a community led by interim leaders -- from the Columbus and Starkville school districts to the Columbus Police Department and Mississippi University for Women.
I agree with Mr. Wiseman that our school system isn't the best that it could be. For years I have advocated changing from our agrarian-based school year to something more modern and more practical.
One of my brothers turned 60 in February. I often think about how age gaps seem to diminish as we get older. Jeff is 14 years older than I, which is almost another generation, but now I don't really think about him as being so much older. There's another brother between us who is 53.
Locally, the primary election cycle has been as predictable as local elections can be. But there were exceptions. In the Lowndes County school superintendent's race, a seemingly dark-horse candidate trounced a central office insider.
I am most sure you all have a good many friends. We all have friends that live down the street, across town and yes, some that have moved. When my friends from the "big" cities come home and ask, "How do you stay here?" I just have to say, "Well, my roots run deep, deep as the tree roots down College Street." I guess I do admire those that have pulled up and moved on to bigger places and I often wonder at the sights they must see and the things they must be doing. However, I am a Columbus girl for some 60 years and in a week, 61 years, so I guess I will just stay and enjoy my old familiar ways.
Trying to get information from a government agency can feel like being stuck in a maze that doesn't have an exit. First, there's the struggle to get someone to answer the phone. Even if the agency is supposed to be open, your call may strangely go unanswered.
More than a year at the helm, Interim Mississippi University for Women President Allegra Brigham has done what some thought couldn't be done: She has helped unify divided alumni and fostered a renewed sense of optimism.
Last week a photographer emailed me a picture he'd taken of the folk artist L.V. Hull of Kosciusko.
Life flies by at neck-breaking pace. Blink and another five, 10, 15 years have passed. It's easy, especially in today's frenzied society, to get absorbed in your own world.
Tyrold Weston is about business. After more than 18 years of military service, including stints in the Navy and Army and tours in South Korea, Haiti, and Iraq, Tyrold retired from the military and moved home to start his first business: G.I. Hot Wings.
You've heard that well-worn adage, "It takes a village to raise a child." It also takes a village to police the community. A recent string of shootings in the city of Columbus has us wondering what's wrong with the village in The Friendly City.
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, Starkville School District, Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, Courtney Honnoll and Wade Williams, Jane Robbins
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