On Thursday, a group of Columbus residents gathered at Columbus High School to listen and speak on the subject of gun violence in the city.
When new technology emerges, it often takes a while -- sometimes years -- to understand its implications.
Almost from the moment he arrived at Mississippi University for Women as its 14th president in 2012, Dr. Jim Borsig has said the return of college athletics would be a goal for the university.
When Columbus was in its infancy, there was no ignoring the Tombigbee River.
This afternoon in Charlotte, N.C., Dak Prescott will play his final game in a Mississippi State University.
For most of us, the most obvious sign of interstate commerce is encountered on our highways, where large semis are a common sight, or in the air, where the roar of aircraft disturbs the silence of the skies or along railroad lines, where we often are forced to stop as the long procession of railroad cars loaded down with products and materials interrupt our travels.
Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.
When the Columbus Police Department released video on Tuesday from the body cameras worn by the three CPD officers who were involved in the Oct. 16 shooting death of Ricky Ball, the most relevant video -- that taken immediately after the shooting was not included.
Starkvegas. For years, the word was used derisively to describe the city of Starkville, whose blandness stood in -- pardon the pun -- "stark" contrast to the university that sustained much of the city's economy.
The report card for Mississippi's K-12 education came back today.
One of the best aspects of the Christmas season is the spirit of generosity it inspires.
Far away, by time if not by distance, at an appointed night not divulged to the children, families abandoned their normal evening routine to observe a Christmas tradition.
When a committee was selected to review Columbus Police Department policies and procedures in the wake of the officer-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball on Oct. 16, there were likely some in the community who viewed this more as an attempt by the city to polish its tarnished image than a effort to produce meaningful changes.
With a little more than two weeks remaining before Christmas, the shopping season is headed for the home stretch.
Before anything substantial is built, two things are required -- an agreement on what is to be built and a plan for how to build it.
Transparency is much like dieting: People spend more time talking about it than actually doing it.
Monday's revelation that Columbus Light & Water is considering a request from the city for a $650,000 loan to purchase property on Main Street has prompted an obvious question: If CL&W can afford to get in the loan business, why did it raise its rates twice in the past six months?
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