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Ask Rufus: Turkey hunting and the settlement of Columbus 

Posted 3/5/2011 in Local Columns

Turkey season will soon open, and hunters wearing the latest camo while carrying their favorite turkey calls will venture into the woods. The tradition of turkey hunting in the Tombigbee Valley goes back to the early Native Americans who were here even before the Historic Period Choctaws and Chickasaws.

Scott Colom: A time for respect and empathy

Posted 3/2/2011 in Local Columns

When Betty Gore first told me I needed to write a column about March being developmental disability month, I was skeptical. But then there were allegations of disruptive conduct at Columbus High last week that highlighted to me the importance of developmental disability awareness month.

 

Birney Imes: The gray ghost

Posted 2/26/2011 in Local Columns

 

Scott Colom: Appreciating my Mormon father

Posted 2/23/2011 in Local Columns

Often when I visit a new place or meet a stranger, I think of my Mormon father. James Parkinson and I may not look like father and son, but Parky, as I refer to him, has had an important impact on my life, an impact that started when he became the first white man to join the 100 Black Men of Columbus.

Birney Imes: Mr. Feeney makes a move

Posted 2/19/2011 in Local Columns

Larry Feeney is downsizing. The semi-retired MUW art professor, like an increasing number of widowed and single people in their 60s and 70s, is shedding the accumulated detritus of a lifetime and moving into a smaller, more manageable place.

Ask Rufus: Columbus has lost a friend

Posted 2/19/2011 in Local Columns

Recently Columbus lost a very good friend. After a long fight with health problems, Philip Meador passed away in California.

Birney Imes: Snow day

Posted 2/12/2011 in Local Columns

It began Wednesday evening, snowflakes coming down like in a Christmas movie. By the time I headed for home at 7, the streets were empty and white.

Scott Colom: A hometown hero

Posted 2/9/2011 in Local Columns

Omar Ballard inspires me every time I see him. His presence personifies the benefits of hard work and discipline, the perseverance of the human spirit, and the potential for greatness in our city.

Rufus Ward: Pushmataha

Posted 2/5/2011 in Local Columns

It was a glorious sun filled day with beautiful flowers covering a wide plain. Among the few trees was a giant centuries old Red Oak that overshadowed an immense area. For ages the great oak had defied all storms. However, though it had survived many centuries unscathed, it still had not accomplished the purpose for which the Great Spirit had planted it.

Birney Imes: Waiting for spring

Posted 2/5/2011 in Local Columns

Friday, at the end of an afternoon of weeding and rearranging flower beds, Linda Spearling went inside her house and warmed her hands over a wood stove.

Scott Colom: A positive psych for Columbus

Posted 2/2/2011 in Local Columns

Since college, people from Texas have fascinated me.

Adele Elliott: Dress codes

Posted 2/1/2011 in Local Columns

Ever since Eve was forced to vacate the Garden of Eden and give up her wardrobe of leaves, the question of what to wear has been foremost on women's minds.

Garthia Elena Burnett: Band memories, old and new

Posted 1/28/2011 in Local Columns

I had my first day of rehearsal with the Starkville/MSU community band on Monday. As a disclosure in my own defense, picking up a clarinet after six years is not like riding a bike.

 

Peter Imes: Running social media promotions

Posted 1/27/2011 in Local Columns

Last week we looked at a few contests some large corporations are currently running on their Facebook pages. Let's look at some ways local businesses can create buzz with their pages.

 

 

Frank Webb: Who is our neighbor?

Posted 1/26/2011 in Local Columns

On Monday I observed an event some of which should be passed on to others in our community. It concerned the life and more particularly the death of Mr. Hozie Hawthorne.

 

Scott Colom: Entrepreneurs and the new marketplace

Posted 1/26/2011 in Local Columns

Charles O. Perkins and Mario Murray have at least one thing in common: They are both using Facebook to sell something.

 

Jay Lacklen: Golf: hunting refined

Posted 1/24/2011 in Local Columns

Testosterone and evolution have driven males into the woods to procure for the family. This is seldom required today, yet men are still driven to do something along those lines, we just can't seem to help ourselves.

 

 

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