My part-time job as educational consultant in several states lets me see and experience every type of teaching situation imaginable. Often it's not so good. Oh, the stories I could tell.
Popping the top of the cooler, Sam showed off a mess of nice size crappie. Sam counts the number that he keeps and I count the number of fillets they will make. With his haul, he had something else, mahogany colored nuts; some still in a soft puffy shell.
Brian Holliman will get a new trial. And we get to pay for it.
By Saturday night, the entire state will feel the sting of the Yellow Jackets. And Arizona will know why the Lion is the king.
The Dispatch's website, cdispatch.com, has long encouraged online readers to leave comments at the bottom of each article. Though the paper still receives some letters to the editor by mail, most people now either email letters to us or simply post a comment at the end of a story.
Wednesday was quite a party for Mississippi University for Women.
I would like to challenge every parent or grandparent in the Golden Triangle to look deeply into the eyes of their children and grandchildren.
We are a community of interims. Columbus has an interim police chief, university president and school superintendent. Starkville also has an interim superintendent of education. Today, we expect Mississippi University for Women to be the first of these ships to name a full-time captain.
Pizza is a vegetable. (Thank you, Congress.) And if your child gets too fat, he or she might end up a ward of the state. (Thank you, state of Ohio.)
The departure of Dr. Del Phillips prompted me to think about the obstacles waiting for the next superintendent. First, he or she must overcome the shadow of Dr. Phillips, a man who left with high approval ratings and a state of the art middle school as a monument to his success.
Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors; Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee; Black Friday shoppers; Charles Freeman and design students; Thanksgiving volunteers
After reading what Republican Congressman Alan Nunnelee said to the Columbus Rotary Club this week (11/22/2011), one wonders if these leaders of ours have ever read a book that wasn't required reading. The case in point here is Nunnelee's belief, and a standard Republican talking point, that "governments do not create jobs" (quoting the news article which presumably quoted him).
The elections are over and as always we have winners and losers. To those who won and will serve our community for the next four years I congratulate you on your victory and wish you well. To those who were defeated I want to thank you for your willingness to serve and hope that this will not discourage you from seeking public office in the future.
What if there were four guests invited to this party, and three of them had to travel long distances at their own expense? Not to run this analogy into the ground, but what if only one of the guests can be assured of having a good time at this party?
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