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Steve Mullen: Back to the future: Starkville takes steps toward more livable community

Posted 8/18/2010 in Local Columns

What do Starkville and Oxford have in common? Starkville today reminds me much of Oxford, circa 1995. If you take offense at the suggestion that Starkville is 15 years behind Oxford, swallow your Bulldog pride and take a trip up there.

Birney Imes: Life lessons from a bricklayer's son

Posted 8/15/2010 in Local Columns

Jerry Rice had some poignant things to say the other day. As he was being inducted into pro football's hall of fame, Rice admitted he has been consumed with fear throughout his football career.

 

Starkville Now: Let's make smarter choices for the city of Starkville (link)

Posted 8/13/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Peter Imes: Finding work and workers online

Posted 8/12/2010 in Local Columns

Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).

 

 

Jeremiah Dumas: Change for a better community

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

I have read with considerable interest the many opinion pieces and articles in the paper pertaining to personal freedom infringement by the current and past actions of the Board of Aldermen.

 

Steve Mullen: Ghilles in the mist: Amid graffiti sweep, kids spraying more than paint

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

Do you feel like you're being watched? If you were strolling down the Riverwalk in the evening hours over the past three weeks, you probably were.

 

Local voices: Learning from Nono

Posted 8/9/2010 in Local Columns

My mother and I spent our first night in Mississippi, in May 2008, at Shadowlawn, the antebellum home and bed and breakfast on College Street. The only Mississippians I knew were Shadowlawn's owners, Burnette and Nono Avakian. When we asked about the couple, we learned they'd met at an antiques auction.

 

Birney Imes: Some like it hot

Posted 8/7/2010 in Local Columns

Monday afternoon I felt like Harry Dean Stanton in the movie "Paris, Texas."

 

Peter Imes: Blocking inappropriate websites

Posted 8/5/2010 in Local Columns

Someone contacted me a few weeks ago with concerns that an employee's web browser history listed several websites that were not work related.

 

 

Peter Imes: Tech company Spotter considers Golden Triangle

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

Peter Imes: Recent tech news roundup

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.

 

Ask Rufus: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

Recently there have been several television programs on the Underground Railroad. That was the network established in antebellum times to help escaping slaves make their way to freedom.

Birney Imes: The road most traveled

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

The other day someone was talking about the proposed Highway 45 Bypass and how it might not be the great thing everyone seems to think it will be.

 

Help take a bite out of crime Tuesday night

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

On Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department will be sponsoring our Annual National Night Out on Crime Block Parties.

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: Tried and convicted by public opinion

Posted 7/30/2010 in Local Columns

A family member describes Robert Warren Triplett Jr. as a loving father, who would never do anything to hurt Kaila Morris, whom he treated like his own daughter.

Steve Mullen: Where there's smoke, there's fat

Posted 7/28/2010 in Local Columns

Maybe we picked the wrong time to start all these smoking bans. Tobacco's on a roll.

Birney Imes: A man to call when you lose your cool

Posted 7/24/2010 in Local Columns

Friday afternoon while waiting on traffic at the intersection of Military Road and Highway 12 John Lancaster takes a call on his cell phone. It's just after 4 o'clock, and, depending on whose thermometer you're looking at, the air outside is triple-digit hot.

 

George Hazard: 'Matterhorn' answers wait for Vietnam novel

Posted 7/24/2010 in Local Columns

Two groups have been waiting for Matterhorn, subtitled, "a novel of the Vietnam War," by Karl Marlantes. Veterans of that war are much the more important group, waiting to see if a novel could convey the nonsense of that war, its nonsense, given its constraints on their military power and its stress on body counts rather than territorial objectives -- and convey a realistic reckoning with their suffering and loyalty.

 

 

Starkville Now: Robbie Coblentz: CottonMills favoritism is wrong (link)

Posted 7/22/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Danny Gardener: Weekend get-away on Gulf Coast offers a refreshing hiatus

Posted 7/20/2010 in Local Columns

"The Gulf Coast is lovely this time of year, and besides, we need to support the people down there whom the oil gusher has affected."

 

 

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