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Scott Colom: Drug court helps taxpayers, society

Posted 5/25/2011 in Local Columns

Last week, Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard presented plans for a drug court in Judicial District 16, which includes Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay counties. Drug court allows drug addicts and abusers (not dealers) to receive rehabilitative services instead of prison time.

 

Ask Rufus: Turkish corners

Posted 5/21/2011 in Local Columns

When talking to people in the decorative arts field, I have been surprised at how little is known about Turkish corners.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Annie, get your guns

Posted 5/21/2011 in Local Columns

Sometimes I wonder what the neighbors might think, but not much. I needed Sam quick while he was mowing the dam on the other side of the lake, so I ran to the house and grabbed two guns, a .22 and a .30-06.

Scott Colom: Redistricting questions still unanswered

Posted 5/18/2011 in Local Columns

After months of endless debate, newspaper stories, partisan bickering and lawsuits, the United States District Courts were suppose to resolve the redistricting battle for the 2011 elections.

Jay Lacklen: Education's misdirected mission

Posted 5/18/2011 in Local Columns

Since the 1970s America has doubled its per capita education spending yet gained no increase in standardized test scores.

Shannon Bardwell: Presentation is everything

Posted 5/16/2011 in Local Columns

I've been thinking about writing a cookbook called "Cheater Cooking." The idea came to me when I was explaining to the girl at the Shell station why I wanted six chicken nuggets.

Jay Lacklen: 13-year cicadas emerge

Posted 5/13/2011 in Local Columns

What is that noise outside?, Several days ago I heard a constant background hum in the distance but couldn't figure out what it was.

Birney Imes: 'Love is a cattlefield'

Posted 5/12/2011 in Local Columns

I felt like a stray dog sniffing empty streets on a walk through Southside early this morning. A flattened turtle just down the street from (supervisor) Jeff Smith's mother's house I did not sniff. Nor did I the remains of a chicken dinner in styrofoam the ants were polishing off on Eighth, just this side of the tracks.

Scott Colom: Making smart cool

Posted 5/11/2011 in Local Columns

Last Thursday and Friday, LeShawn Orr, Nadia Dale, and Shakia Sullivan, young employees of Columbus High, coordinated an event focused on the cultural challenges facing high school students.

Ask Rufus: Capt. SamKaye's 'Acrobatic Easter Egg'

Posted 5/7/2011 in Local Columns

On June 15, 1919, The Columbus Dispatch reported that Capt. Sam Kaye had arrived home from France; "Decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, bestowed on him by his own government for bravery in action, and with the Croix de Guerre, bestowed by the French government for exceptional prowess in the air."

Scott Colom: Why the YMCA stays relevant

Posted 5/4/2011 in Local Columns

Every year thousands of people start non-profits and other charity groups. Most begin with good intentions and idealistic hopes of tackling some endemic problem. And these groups usually make a difference for a year or two, or, at best, a lifetime.

Birney Imes: Jouney to the end of the world

Posted 4/30/2011 in Local Columns

There is nothing quite like the feel on your skin of a spring morning in New Orleans. The air is soft, enveloping, almost aqueous. It caresses. Aromas from the night before waft down pitted streets and between crumbling buildings.

Ask Rufus: They sang the blues

Posted 4/30/2011 in Local Columns

I have heard blues music all my life but paid little attention to it until I was at Ole Miss.

Scott Colom: Other than a professional athlete

Posted 4/27/2011 in Local Columns

Growing up in Columbus, Marcus Hunter and I dreamed of being professional athletes. I wanted to be the next Michael Jordan and Marcus wanted to be the first professional football and basketball player.

Birney Imes: Bees and coffee

Posted 4/16/2011 in Local Columns

A few weeks back during a two-person staff meeting that included a trip to Kudoz, a local coffee house, I found an answer to the foremost of my beekeeping woes.

Ask Rufus: Lost landmarks of Columbus

Posted 4/16/2011 in Local Columns

Reading news accounts last week brought to mind the many landmarks that Columbus has lost.

Scott Colom: The supervisor's race for District 5

Posted 4/13/2011 in Local Columns

Opinions about Supervisor Leroy Brooks are often variations of two views. Many complain that Supervisor Brooks is a polarizing figure who rallies voters in his district with demagoguery. While others praise Supervisor Brooks as a fighter, willing to stand up to the establishment and the injustices of the status quo.

 

Photos from Karen Overstreet's Africa Trip

Posted 4/11/2011 in Local Columns

Karen Overstreet recently took a trip to Kenya through a local non-profit foundation. She has written a three part feature on her trip and provided us with these photos.

 

 

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