Editor's note: Columbus City Council has passed a sidewalk ordinance that would require (when feasible) the building of sidewalks in any new development. Both the sidewalk ordinance and the Senior Enrichment Center are seeking to provide a positive impact within our city. Support for one does not indicate opposition for the other. In fact they should go hand in hand.
A rose to Sarah Sepaugh of Starkville for her efforts to preserve the city of Starkville's support of the library.
One of the most famous calvary exploits of the Civil War was the Union calvary raid through Mississippi by Col. B.H.Grierson in 1863. The raid has been the subject of several books and even a John Wayne movie, "The Horse Soldiers."
Sometimes the answer comes before the question is fully formed. Just ask Wil Colom. Eight years ago, the lawyer/businessman/entrepreneur happened to be standing on the Serengeti Plain in northern Tanzania in the presence of a Maasai warrior when he heard music.
Steve Moore raised several good points in his letter supporting the right of labor unions to strike (Voice of the people, Aug. 25).
In 2011, Columbus will be home to a cutting-edge biofuel production site, potentially paving the way for more renewable energy sources.
Gmail is Google's free e-mail service. Through www.gmail.com, you can create an e-mail account that you can check on virtually any computer connected to the Internet. It's a replacement for Outlook or Apple Mail and is similar to Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.
My friends and I visited your town in June.
I am writing in response to the anonymous bloggers who have offered their opinions about the ongoing strike at Omnova. I worked at United Technologies formerly American Bosch beginning in the union ranks then moving into a management position.
I learned back in college that William Faulkner's wife made a remark to him about the "light in August," giving him the name for one of his novels. (If you still can't guess which one, Google it.)
A group of men dressed like ninjas steals a truck and rams it through the front of a pawnshop. A second group comes back to rob the place again a couple days later.
In the article "Republicans have hot, cold feelings on Constitution," by Ben Evans, he states that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-IL, has proposed nine amendments to the Constitution. Among them are the RIGHT to quality housing and education.
My family and I have always enjoyed eating at Mi Toro's restaurant. They have good food at great prices.
A birthday is a time for reflection. I hope you will indulge me. Growing up in Columbus, my favorite pastime as a kid was cruising all over town on a bicycle. Across the river was off limits, so naturally, that's where we went. In those days all the honky tonks and beer joints were over there. We were more interested in the curb markets that sold firecrackers. I still fancy myself an explorer.
What do Starkville and Oxford have in common? Starkville today reminds me much of Oxford, circa 1995. If you take offense at the suggestion that Starkville is 15 years behind Oxford, swallow your Bulldog pride and take a trip up there.
I just read your article from April 24 about Charles Lindbergh's landing in Maben in 1923. It brought a smile to my face
Roses and Thorns 8-15-2010
1. Ask Rufus: Oysters, steamboats and Thanksgiving LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Leonard Pitts: Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That's a lot to forgive NATIONAL COLUMNS
3. Birney Imes: Coffee run evokes memories of days past LOCAL COLUMNS
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5. Froma Harrop: End the game on immigration reform NATIONAL COLUMNS