Since the 1970s America has doubled its per capita education spending yet gained no increase in standardized test scores.
Where are our heroes in Lowndes County? We know there is a shortage of heroes on the board of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, which has made what appear to be some clear-cut violations of the state's Open Meetings Act.
I had the opportunity and pleasure to attend the presentation of Dr. Martha Liddell mentioned in your article today.
In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday May 10th, stealthily taking place at 317 Seventh Street N. was destruction and demolition of a National Register Victorian gem, Friendship House.
I've been thinking about writing a cookbook called "Cheater Cooking." The idea came to me when I was explaining to the girl at the Shell station why I wanted six chicken nuggets.
What's in the water in New Hope? The unincorporated community east of Columbus in Lowndes County has had its share of controversy in recent weeks.
What is that noise outside?, Several days ago I heard a constant background hum in the distance but couldn't figure out what it was.
The Friendship House belongs to the ages. The home, built in 1890, was razed to the ground Wednesday by its owner, First Baptist Church. Back hoes and dump trucks were on the property mere hours after a deadline expired set by the church, which was offering the home for $1 to anyone who would move it.
I hope you write a story about my great grandfather who built Friendship House. He died in the house. My grandfather, Thomas J. Locke Jr., was born in this house.
The prospect of Hope Community Church having a presence in downtown Columbus is indeed an exciting one.
Hooray for Cpl. Donnie Elkin and whatever he makes working for the City of Columbus. He earns every dime he makes, whether it is on straight time or overtime.
Today I saw on TV a story about two sisters, 8 and 7, who wanted to help the victims of the recent tornadoes that hit the Golden Triangle area.
I felt like a stray dog sniffing empty streets on a walk through Southside early this morning. A flattened turtle just down the street from (supervisor) Jeff Smith's mother's house I did not sniff. Nor did I the remains of a chicken dinner in styrofoam the ants were polishing off on Eighth, just this side of the tracks.
Last Thursday and Friday, LeShawn Orr, Nadia Dale, and Shakia Sullivan, young employees of Columbus High, coordinated an event focused on the cultural challenges facing high school students.
The Varsity Theater is an eyesore. The empty cinema, abandoned by Malco when it opened its new multiplex on Highway 45 near Kmart, has sat dormant for years.
The recent decision of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to direct Superintendent Judy Couey to take administrative leave and her subsequent resignation due to health reasons has created quite the debate about the board's release of information following an executive session about her departure.
I am writing to express my appreciation to The Commercial Dispatch and Frank Phillips YMCA for sponsoring the Possum Town Mile-A-Day Marathon that started on May 1st.
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