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Lynn Spruill: A city Halloween policy?

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

We are rapidly approaching one of the best excuses to have candy around the house.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Jobs of the future will go to prepared people, regions

Posted 10/21/2014 in Local Columns

In 2008 when the global economy imploded, experts predicted there would be no quick bounce-back.

 

Ask Rufus: It was 75 years ago

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

We are fast approaching some important anniversary dates.

Possumhaw: The persimmon is possible to eat

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

I'd been looking around the yard trying to figure out what could be edible when I noticed the persimmon trees. The trees were obvious by the huddles of deer that gathered under them, not to mention possums, raccoons, coyotes and birds.

Lynn Spruill: House poor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Comments on news from around the state

Posted 10/15/2014 in Local Columns

From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues.

 

Slimantics: A level playing field for Mississippi workers

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

Our elected state officials, especially those with the big "R" attached to their names, will tell you they believe in small government and personal liberty.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Fewer Mississippians see gay marriage as a threat

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

It will happen in Mississippi.

 

It's a lot of garbage

Posted 10/13/2014 in Local Columns

It was garbage day when Sam said, "I may not put the garbage out today; there's only one bag."

Birney Imes: Watching the Bulldogs from afar

Posted 10/12/2014 in Local Columns

Seems a little odd to be sitting in the living room of friends on the other side of the country watching a football game in Starkville. Nice to see we're getting rain -- it's cool and clear here -- but better if it would wait.

Ask Rufus: A walk down the street

Posted 10/11/2014 in Local Columns

The past six weeks I have been teaching a MUW Life Enrichment course on the architectural history of Columbus.

Lynn Spruill: Dominion and control

Posted 10/10/2014 in Local Columns

I watched mesmerized from my office window the other afternoon.

Slimantics: A moment vs. a movement

Posted 10/8/2014 in Local Columns

On Sept. 22 at Sim Scott Community Center, city councilman Kabir Karriem addressed a "Men of Color" meeting organized by county supervisor Leroy Brooks to address the "crisis" facing the city of Columbus.

Slimantics: Bulldogs, Rebels are an argument against the status quo

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Respect for work, workers is a sign of community health

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

Years ago a teacher tried to explain the American attitude toward work.

 

Possumhaw: A weekend to nourish

Posted 10/6/2014 in Local Columns

"When did eating naturally become alternative?" It was a weekend to rest and study homesteading arts in a place not unlike the Prairie house only I would not do laundry or cook or even make my bed. I left my laptop and chose instead to take a notebook and a pen.

Ask Rufus: The high style of James Lull

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

James Lull was a Vermont born, Philadelphia trained architect who was responsible for many of most impressive buildings in mid-19th century Columbus.

Birney Imes: National Newspaper Week

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

Maybe this has happened to you. You drive past a stand of trees in a field or down a particular city street -- you've been going that way for years -- and then one afternoon after a late afternoon rainstorm the warm light and clean air transforms the familiar into something magical and almost unrecognizable. It's like being reintroduced to a person or place you haven't seen in a long time. Happened to me recently.

Lynn Spruill: What if?

Posted 10/3/2014 in Local Columns

What if the rule "use it or lose it" extended to voting?

Slimantics: Coming soon: Legalized marijuana

Posted 10/2/2014 in Local Columns

This week, a group called "Mississippi for Cannabis" filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state.

 

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