The idea that public business should be conducted in public is an easy concept to grasp and should be an even easier concept to embrace.
Last week, when the Monroe County Sheriff Department announced it had seized some illegal moonshine whiskey in a rural part of county, the prevailing reaction was mild amusement tinged with nostalgia.
For some time now, officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK have been stressing the importance of making sure our schools prepare students for the 21st century workplace.
Figures compiled by the Columbus Police Department revealed 28 police incident reports at Club Hiedi Ho in 2014.
Monday night, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees got the final tally of what it cost the district to replace one set of new textbooks for another.
The continuing controversy over the city of Starkville's polices regarding its LGBT residents touches on a subject that goes far beyond the city.
For a full year now, the Starkville Board of Aldermen have been going back and forth on policies which affect the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The Trotter Convention Center will soon be open for business.
In January and February, there are two federal holidays -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.
Clearly, the college football season is far too long.
The New Year has not yet arrived, although we can see it poking its head up just beyond the horizon.
Tomorrow will be the last day of 2014. How you view the year depends largely on what happened on a personal level.
How the mighty have fallen. Consider the inglorious fate of the poor Christmas Tree.
Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.
Greg Lewis' decision to step down from his position at the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees did not come without careful deliberation.
By fits and starts, the city of Starkville is proceeding with its plans to purchase the Cadence Bank Building.
The Columbus City council voted to maintain its 14-year-old moratorium on new billboards in the city limits after discussing the issue for the past two months.
As of today, there are nine shopping days remaining before Christmas.
With little fanfare, the Mississippi Department of Education has revealed its plans to open a new kind of high school next fall.
The continuing saga of the Columbus Municipal School District's textbook fiasco has raised unsettling questions.
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