The CVB currently has a good set of grant application guidelines -- requiring the submission of line-item budgets, as well as the anticipated impact of the festival presented -- but they need to be adhered to.
This week Newsweek magazine released its list of America's Best High Schools for 2012 and one of ours made the grade.
Each spring at Pentecost, Annunciation Catholic Church holds an international food festival.
This Saturday, a home-cooked meal in Starkville could cost you $125. You can be sure it won't be your standard meat-and-three. Chef Ty Thames of Restaurant Tyler is preparing a seven-course feast made with locally sourced ingredients as a fund-raiser for Gaining Ground, a organization dedicated to the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle.
There's little doubt pre-kindergarten classes have significant benefits to students, school districts and communities.
Let's forget, for a moment, the challenges associated with enforcing a "saggy pants" ordinance. (Who wants to be the officer responsible for measuring -- and documenting -- how far a man's pants hang below his waist?)
A car moving 60 mph will go more than the length of a football field in the five seconds a driver looks down to send a text or dial a phone number. That driver is more than 20 times likely to have an accident than a non-texting driver.
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett once said, "Indecision may or may not be my biggest problem."
It is no new observation that the Bible instructs us to love our neighbors and to love our enemies, probably because they end up being the same people.
Chances are unless you had a driver's license to renew, you had no idea Monday was Confederate Memorial Day.
Good for Hob Bryan. Rather than let a politically popular bill onto the Senate floor sure to be ruled unconstitutional, the Amory senator Thursday refused to let the bill out of the committee he chairs.
There is a movement afoot -- at least in the Northeast -- to end hazing on college campuses, and we think it's long overdue.
Tomorrow the Columbus School Board will discuss their search for a superintendent, something they've been doing for more than a year now.
Sunday is Earth Day, or as the United Nations deemed in 2009, International Mother Earth Day.
Of the courses we wish we had taken in high school and didn't, speech ranks high on the list.
The city of Starkville is moving forward -- albeit slowly -- in its quest to have its downtown included in the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Columbus has benefited from the designation -- the evidence is plain to see -- and so will Starkville.
Tuesday evening as Aberdeen businessman Jeff Doty was telling Caledonia aldermen he wouldn't be opening Cal-City Grocery because they denied him a variance to sell cold beer, the town was talking about one of its own who had been charged with selling it ... illegally.
If, on this past Saturday afternoon, you had hiked to the Riverwalk to enjoy what was a glorious spring day, you might have been at first surprised by the number of people who seemed to have the same idea.
Bill Fruth's visit last week sparked a lot of conversation, and that's usually a good thing. Columbus and Starkville seem to both be great in growing- but in two different ways. Perhaps we can each learn something from the other.
Tuesday in his presentation to Columbus-Lowndes Development Link Trust members economic development guru Bill Fruth said something that gave us pause. Fruth was talking about how community attitudes and laws can be a deterrent for new business.
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