Columbus Middle School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend volunteers; Golden Triangle first responders; Ernest Rogers; and Minnie Fox
The first thing you notice walking in is the blue under the portico. It's a Southern thing. You paint the ceilings of your porch blue to keep the wasps and dirt daubers away.
I have been extremely concerned with the tone of things in this country, especially with the killings of innocent people, including a 9-year-old girl, in Tucson.
Is the way to the area's economic recovery through our stomachs? Maybe so. Several interesting new restaurants have opened across the Golden Triangle in recent weeks.
With its impressive architecture and attention to detail, the new Columbus Middle School has raised the bar on local public works projects.
On New Year's Eve in Alexandria, Egypt, a bomb went off at Coptic Christian church during a worship service, killing 21 people.
I've recently written about the problems with our current political discourse. This week I experienced examples of this on the local and state level.
From the outside, the architecture of the new, $19.1-million Columbus Middle School is classic yet modern. You're more impressed when you enter the rotunda, the hub at the school's center, with its halls jutting off in each direction. But once you hit the carpet, you know this school is truly different from anything else in the Columbus School District.
The yankees among us might snicker at our reaction to what are typical spring days in many places north of Tennessee. But understand, we're not used to this.
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn.' There was nothing before. And there has been nothing as good since." Ernest Hemingway in 1935 Mark Twain, dead for a 100 years, is still causing a ruckus. No doubt he would have something quotable to say about this latest business.
I must ask a question, why do men wear their baseball hats while dining in restaurants? I admit I might be a bit of a prig on such things since, in the Air Force, I'd have been pounced upon and severely upbraided if, while in uniform, I didn't take off my hat immediately when coming indoors, or immediately put it on when going outdoors.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; Columbus police officers; current and prospective county office-holders.
A recent edition of the Dispatch had an article by Alan Sayre about competition among the Southern states to attract businesses.
"We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate," humorist Kin Hubbard said a century ago. His words still ring true today, perhaps nowhere more so than in Lowndes County.
When I walked in to Wells Cleaners one recent afternoon, I thought it was still owned by Floyd Wells. In fact, I associate Wells Cleaners with the Wells family so much I briefly mistook the new owner, Oscar Lang, to be a member of the Wells family. During our conversation, I began to suspect Mr. Lang might like it this way.
Circuit judges are more used to watching people get sworn in than doing the swearing themselves, but judges' hands were on Bibles across the state on Tuesday as they took the oath of office for new four-year terms.
We're several days into the new year, enough time for many of us to have already broken whatever resolution we settled on last week. But we'd like to suggest a few resolutions of our own, beyond the typical commitments.
I was mortified when I read "The Year in Review--Notable Deaths" and did not see any reference to Chebie Bateman. I read the article three times thinking that I had surely missed something.
If you're not one to submit to the discipline of a New Year's resolution, but you would like to make improvements, December's "Psychology Today" may have your answer: Talk more. Not just any talk, thoughtful conversation.
In recent days, I have been thinking about our "Friendly City" and considering our progress and collective problems. Moreover, we have lately through the leadership of the Mayor and City Council made significant progress in clearing dilapidated houses throughout the city. However, while removing these eyesores is a positive, we have some significant problems festering.
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4. Voice of the people: Gerald and Alice Scallions LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
5. Thomas Sowell: Predatory journalism NATIONAL COLUMNS