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Shannon Bardwell: Hometown heroes and houses

Posted 3/6/2012 in Local Columns

Every jaw hit the ground, and I felt I had suddenly been zapped naked. I knew I had asked the unthinkable when I had pointed to the charming brick building north of the library and asked, "What building is that?"

 

Birney Imes: Whiskey River don't run dry

Posted 3/3/2012 in Local Columns

Two moonshiners were arrested on Thursday.

 

Ask Rufus: The long history of Columbus air bases

Posted 3/3/2012 in Local Columns

This week Columbus Air Force Base will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. The base follows a 199 year tradition of military installations in the Columbus area.

Scott Colom: A high speed investment for the future

Posted 3/1/2012 in Local Columns

There is often much talk about how the government can support entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Shannon Bardwell: A welcome old coot

Posted 2/28/2012 in Local Columns

It's a strange sight to see a bird swimming through the clear water, a bream -- a small bass, a carp, a turtle, followed by a bird. It all started when Sam hollered out, "There's a bird under the dock." Near the dock a bird suddenly popped up from under the water; the bird was a coot. I wondered why the coot was all alone and suggested he may have lost his mate. Sam said, "Maybe he's just an old coot." Sam's funny like that.

Shannon Bardwell: Man against beast

Posted 2/21/2012 in Local Columns

The beaver didn't come last night. Sam thought that he would. "The beaver can hear the sound of running water; they know when the dam is broken."

 

Birney Imes: Search for pine tree evokes childhood memories

Posted 2/18/2012 in Local Columns

Got out of bed Saturday morning intending to plant a pine tree. In winter, the orange glow of the security lights in neighbors' backyards makes ours look like a set in a David Lynch movie. Maybe a fast-growing pine could help things.

 

Birney Imes: Chocolate chip pancakes and homemade sausage

Posted 2/4/2012 in Local Columns

On the day when much of the world was in a lather over social media behemoth Facebook going public, 800 people gathered for a pancake supper in Noxubee County.

Scott Colom: Help paint the town

Posted 2/1/2012 in Local Columns

As a city planner, Christina Berry knows the importance of keeping up appearances. Since her appointment late last year, Christina has been busy putting together a strategic long term plan for the city. In the meantime, though, she's also been thinking about easy ways to keep Columbus beautiful.

Scott Colom: Recent political appointments plus for Lowndes

Posted 1/25/2012 in Local Columns

When Calisolar announced its intention to open a plant in Columbus, people from across the state might have thought: what, them again? Envy is one of the byproducts of success, and when it comes to big industrial projects no other part of the state has been more successful in recent years than Lowndes County.

Ask Rufus: The legend of General Hummingbird

Posted 1/21/2012 in Local Columns

Though now little-known, a Choctaw war chief commonly called "General Hummingbird" repeatedly came to the aid of the U.S. in times of trouble. He received military commissions from both George Washington and Andrew Jackson. His life took him through the formation of this country and had him serving with some of America's greatest leaders.

Scott Colom: The epidemic of absent fathers

Posted 1/18/2012 in Local Columns

This time every year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday invokes memories of King's "I have a dream" speech. King's description of an integrated America, one where we are all judged "by the content of our character rather than the color of our skin," beautifully explains why people were willing to put so much effort and energy into the civil rights movement.

 

Susan Estrich: The people have spoken

Posted 1/13/2012 in Local Columns

The people have spoken -- all 126,185 of them. That's how many votes turned Mitt Romney into the Republican nominee, for all intents and purposes. In a country with more than 300 million people, less than a tenth of a half of a percent have picked one of the two men who could be the next president of the United States.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Pious baloney 2.0

Posted 1/12/2012 in Local Columns

WASHINGTON -- One thing we've learned since the Republican primary season began: There's an awful lot of pious baloney out there.

 

 

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