On a glorious Friday afternoon at the end of a week of glorious afternoons, an old friend visiting from a northern state and I set out for a walk across the river. Bob and his wife, Deborah, are here for a few days, at the tail end of a two-week swing through the South.
I have several friends who believe that there are three important holidays each year: Christmas, opening day of deer season and opening day of turkey season. The roots of hunting in the South run deep. References to hunting are included in the earliest accounts of the settlement of the Columbus area.
The departure of Steve Montgomery as West Point Schools superintendent after four years is lamentable, but right on schedule, according to recent education studies.
I would like to voice my displeasure with some of the businesses and people in Columbus.
They walk among us, most of the time unnoticed. But they're different than us. They are the combat veterans of the U.S. military.
What's going on in West Point? The mayor jumps ship with no explanation. City board meetings seem to become ever more explosive, culminating with an ex-mayoral candidate getting dragged from the room Tuesday night.
Some disturbing behavior has accompanied the five-month-old strike at Omnova Solutions in Columbus.
I wanted to express in Voice of the People my views regarding the veterans and their courage to serve our country. I recently attended the Veterans' Day Parade on Saturday with my 85-year-old father, Joseph R. Johnson.
This Thursday marks Veterans Day. I have been blessed to have grown up as a child surrounded by relatives who were veterans of not only World War II, but also World War I and the Spanish-American War.
Running a political campaign is a lot like organizing a class reunion, says Rex Gillis. He should know. Gillis, who has put together half a dozen reunions for his high school graduating class, managed Alan Nunnelee's successful Congressional campaign in Lowndes County.
Trophies, medals, and awards are certainly perishable things. Yet, they are a simple way of rewarding hard work, ability, and success.
The Christmas season has begun.
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces, the Mississippi State University family, the Columbus Police Department, organizers and the army of volunteers of the Empty Bowls event, the city of Starkville's recycling committee and Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker.
Occasionally, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will send around a list of city and county committee vacancies. These committees work behind the scenes to make things happen -- they tackle everything from policing historic districts to planting trees.
I enjoy the Dispatch.My favorite parts are the quiz, the letters and the comics. On Sundays I always read Rufus Ward and Shannon Bardwell.
I read Michael B. Dulaney's letter in Wednesday's paper about Victory Christian Academy's football team with some disappointment and have to question the timing here on the eve of the championship game.
Something as rare as a blue moon happened not once, but twice, on Tuesday night: Mississippi congressional incumbents lost their seats.
The U.S. Air Force Tops In Blue will again perform in Columbus this Friday evening on the MUW campus. I would like to propose that we express our gratitude and appreciation to all these fine young performers by bringing them a little homemade treat.
If you will examine the football conference that Victory plays or should I say has ruled the last three years, you will find the other Christian schools are decidedly smaller, less experienced and equipped. It's sad that Victory elects to pursue trophy's, perishable things, more than playing in another conference that's much more competitive.
Today's the big day -- Election Day, when voters can decide who they want in congress and on local judges' benches in the coming years.