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?
Once, it was a nod to the earliest days of the city's history.
For most of us, Golden Triangle Regional Airport is a convenient alternative to flying out of Birmingham.
It began with a career day presentation by a student at Starkville High School, soon became an online petition to demand the teacher of that class be returned to the classroom and today is the subject of an investigation by the Starkvile-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.
With the resignation of Tony Carleton as Columbus Police Chief on Nov. 1, the city will be seeking its fourth "top cop" in eight years, hardly a testament to stability within the department.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 1918, the victorious allied forces commemorated the end of World War I with ceremonies in France and England.
Monday evening, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees selected a site for its new career-tech center.
Over the past five days, reports of an assault on one woman and an armed robbery of two others have touched off a bit of a panic on social media, which may ultimately do more harm than good.
In 1947, the New Orleans Times-Picayune sent a 25-year-old reporter Louisiana native to Jackson to become the newspaper's one-man Mississippi bureau. He was dispatched with just one instruction: "Go."
It's a good thing that Dean Colvard, and not Mark Keenum, was the president of Mississippi State University in March 1963.
Tuesday, voters throughout the state went to the polls to determine local, regional and state races, as well as a proposal to amend the state's constitution.
Today is election day, an important day in the life of a community. So was yesterday.
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