Friday, at the end of an afternoon of weeding and rearranging flower beds, Linda Spearling went inside her house and warmed her hands over a wood stove.
Does anyone remember Operation Pretense? That was the name of big Mississippi FBI sting back in the 1980s, which ended with the convictions of 55 county supervisors on bribery and corruption charges.
Since college, people from Texas have fascinated me.
Thank you for bringing into focus an issue that I feel has been a thorn in the side of our city since I have been back and observing closely the behavior of some of our leaders.
Chicken is a game that can't have two winners -- but it can have two losers. The city and county are playing a game of chicken, with the city Convention and Visitors Bureau at the point of impact.
Ever since Eve was forced to vacate the Garden of Eden and give up her wardrobe of leaves, the question of what to wear has been foremost on women's minds.
What's an echo chamber? Literally, it is an enclosed, hollow space allowing our own words to bounce back to us. Figuratively, the term has applied to most any group that surrounds itself with others that have like-minded opinions.
Downtown Columbus gets a lot of love. But the truth is, most people in Columbus shop along Highway 45.
Roses to Columbus High School Parent-Teacher Organization, Triangle Maintenance Service, and Danyae Pippins, and a thorn to those of us who make it easier for burglars to profit.
Columbus High staff, parents and students last night hosted the first of what should grow into an annual celebration of the diverse range of activities at the school.
I had my first day of rehearsal with the Starkville/MSU community band on Monday. As a disclosure in my own defense, picking up a clarinet after six years is not like riding a bike.
Last week we looked at a few contests some large corporations are currently running on their Facebook pages. Let's look at some ways local businesses can create buzz with their pages.
With our poverty and health issues, it's hard enough to be a human here. If you're a dog or a cat, forget it.
The election of the Transportation Commissioner of the Northern District on Tuesday, Feb. 1 is most important to the future economic growth of Mississippi, including new high-paying jobs in the State.
On Monday I observed an event some of which should be passed on to others in our community. It concerned the life and more particularly the death of Mr. Hozie Hawthorne.
Charles O. Perkins and Mario Murray have at least one thing in common: They are both using Facebook to sell something.
We have farm-raised catfish. Why not farm-raised deer?
I got called on Sunday morning about a mother dog and puppies found dead on an old off-shoot road of Nashville Ferry past Bud Price Road.
Right now, it doesn't look like much. But two improvements to the Columbus will beautify the downtown's front door and, in time, even transform how many of us interact with downtown itself.
Testosterone and evolution have driven males into the woods to procure for the family. This is seldom required today, yet men are still driven to do something along those lines, we just can't seem to help ourselves.
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