Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.
When the Columbus city council voted 5-1 against granting the annual Juneteenth Festival, held each year at Sim Scott Park, permission to sell beer this year, county supervisor Leroy Brooks denounced the decision as election-year politics.
It is an important job few seem to want, where success is best measured by what you don't see.
The Canadian rock group "Five Man Electrical Band" might well have slipped into musical obscurity had it not been for its single U.S. hit, "Signs."
When the results of the state-mandated "third-grate gate" assessment were announced last week, two school districts out of 155 reported a 100-percent passing rate.
When voters passed a $44 million bond for additions and improvements in the Lowndes County School District by the narrowest of margins, it brought to an end a difficult 10-month struggle for bond supporters.
Law enforcement officers have been much in the news in recent weeks, for varying reasons -- all of them heart-breaking.
Not all famous people are important; a cursory glance of pop culture landscape will confirm that.
Although April's wet weather has caused some delays with the city of Columbus' paving projects, the project should be completed this month. Still though, a new decision about paving awaits the council.
On April 28, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders, informing him the city wanted to operate and manage the new small arms firing range, which was funded by both the county and city.
The world is much smaller than it used to be.
The last few weeks have provided reminders of just how blessed our communities are with great teachers.
It concerned us recently when Columbus municipal judge Marc Amos was called before the city council and asked to explain a bond he set on April 13.
The U.S. Civil War ended 150 years ago this month and Monday, Mississippi celebrated Confederate Memorial Day.
In some instances, attendance is a poor measure of the success of a meeting.
It's been a soggy spring. The brief respite from rain over the past few days does little to comfort us as we consider the forecast, which calls for -- you guessed it -- even more rain heading into the weekend.
Another Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has passed and once again we pause to thank all of those who helped ensure the success of one of our city's most anticipated annual events.
The life of one New Hope teenager was irreparably damaged by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department on March 26.
Next week, weather permitting, one of the great rites of spring will commence as roughly 1,750 boys and girls hit the diamonds for the opening of youth baseball and softball leagues around the Golden Triangle.
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