Roses and thorns 3-12-2010
Eunice Pruitt has been obsessive about welding since he was 6 years old.
A Titanic clap of thunder jolts me awake with a start. That one must’ve been right on top of us. A second peal a minute later knocks out the power. There’s a moment of darkness before WCBI’s generator kicks on, allowing the building’s sign to throw a little artificial light down Fifth Street.
That was quick. What appeared to be a political shakeup in the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors ended practically before it started.
In an interview on Page 1 today, outgoing Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders offers a bit of advice for whomever is chosen to lead the body next: “You can’t please everybody. They’re going to have to realize the word ‘no’ is a complete sentence.”
When Darren Leach was 9 years old his grandmother told him he was going to be a preacher. It took more than three decades — not until 2007 — for Macy Jones’ prophecy to come true.
Whenever something gets torn up, people tend to pay more attention. So it is with Military Road in Columbus.
Kinda has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think? After 20-plus years as a Lowndes County Supervisor, he deserves it! Why not vote for Mr. Brooks to be the new president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors? Mr. Brooks should demand that he be voted in as the new president! If they don’t vote for him as Board president, then he should sue (then settle for a raise and a chunk of cash).
A recent New York Times article, “Depression’s upside,” explores something known as rumination, the thought process that defines depression. Some people are more prone to rumination — which essentially is stewing over things — than others.
What are we to make of the resignation of Harry Sanders as president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors?
A rose to the MUW’s theater department, department head William “Peppy” Biddy, director Brook Hannemann, thespians, backstage workers and other participants in the college’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.”
Friday afternoon on the way to meet a friend at the Riverwalk, a poster on a downtown store window caught my eye.
Recent events at Ole Miss make me wonder if someone broke into the marijuana farm and is handing out free samples.
I want to express my concern that progress on health care reform has stalled. If we let Washington gridlock take over, millions of Americans will still be denied affordable care by insurance companies because of their age or their medical history.
Mississippi State Bulldog fans; Columbus Municipal School District Teacher of the Year Cindy Ming; Lowndes County Board of Supervisors; and Caledonia teacher Terry Wiygul
On a recent Thursday afternoon Daylan Hairston stood outside a metal building scrubbing the inside of a car hood balanced on two sawhorses. Hairston, 19, is a senior at Victory Christian Academy, and has the good fortune of already knowing what he wants to do with his life. Daylan plans to work in the auto body shop of Art Johnson, a man who claims Hairston as his “adopted” grandson.
When I picked up a hitchhiker named John last Friday on Highway 82, I never dreamed what a stir he and I would cause in the community.
Flying in a military jet across far northern Canada one night, I encountered as brilliant a display of northern lights, or the aurora borealis, as I had ever seen that provoked both scientific and spiritual thoughts.
Is this the beginning of the end for The W? As much as we might hope otherwise, it would appear so. The state College Board on Thursday charged Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations.
Lots of Mississippi school districts are in bad shape — 52 out of 152 are either ranked at risk of failing, or failing, according to the state Department of Education. 37 more are on the bubble. And for John Jordan, that means business is a-boomin’.
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