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.
Just wanted to drop a note and let everyone know about a semi trailer set up in front of Southern Family Market in east Columbus taking donations for the tornado victims.
Laughter, friendship, reconnecting with family and old friends -- and a party atmosphere. Those are emotional, intangible benefits of the festival.
On June 15, 1919, The Columbus Dispatch reported that Capt. Sam Kaye had arrived home from France; "Decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, bestowed on him by his own government for bravery in action, and with the Croix de Guerre, bestowed by the French government for exceptional prowess in the air."
The city of Columbus is halfway through its 2011 fiscal year, and voted this week to nearly double the amount of overtime it pays its police officers -- adding $150,000 to the $200,000 it already had budgeted.
We know that in the real world, police work is serious business. Accidents happen. But sometimes, considering recent events, we wonder if we're living in Hazzard County.
Here's what we know: Starkville School Superintendent Judy Couey has resigned, effective June 30.
A man travels the world over searching for what he needs, then travels home to find it..... I'm writing this on my phone, running on very little sleep & little light...please excuse..
We commented last week that this would be remembered as north Mississippi and Alabama's Katrina. It is, and it isn't.
Every year thousands of people start non-profits and other charity groups. Most begin with good intentions and idealistic hopes of tackling some endemic problem. And these groups usually make a difference for a year or two, or, at best, a lifetime.
There is nothing quite like the feel on your skin of a spring morning in New Orleans. The air is soft, enveloping, almost aqueous. It caresses. Aromas from the night before waft down pitted streets and between crumbling buildings.
I have heard blues music all my life but paid little attention to it until I was at Ole Miss.
With military precision, the base performs its three-fold mission: Produce pilots. Advance airmen. Feed the fight. And, the Golden Triangle reaps the benefits from the base's presence.
Yes, the power went out and sirens sounded. But in Columbus and Lowndes County, and much of Oktibbeha County, a miracle among miracles was happening Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, all around us was hell on earth.
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