It's a little more than 120 miles from the Golden Triangle to Jackson.
Each year, when the Pulitzer prizes for journalism are announced, the usual suspects emerge - The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and a few other newspapers with the talent, time and resources to pursue stories relentlessly.
This is National Library Week, a time when the nation's 15,000-plus libraries remind us of their roles in our society.
Payless ShoeSource is filing bankruptcy and closing 400 stores across the country. A month ago, JCPenney announced it was closing 138 stores, including the one in Columbus.
Sunday's tragic drowning death of a Columbus man on the Tombigbee River should serve as a reminder to us all that the natural world, for all its beauty, can be a powerful, even deadly force.
It's gambling season in Mississippi, the time of year piles of money are buried in the soil, and we wait to see what happens in six months.
There is a time-honored maxim in sports that begins, "On any given day."
By the calendar, spring arrived 10 days ago.
Tonight, a group of high school juniors from Mississippi School for Math and Science will have their dress rehearsal for their Tales from the Crypt tour at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.
It is has been said the essential role of a journalist is to shine light into dark places.
In January, when asked about the increase in violent crime in the city, Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis suggested that end times prophecy was being fulfilled.
There are any number of indicators that spring has arrived.
Mike Hurst visited Columbus Tuesday in his new role as the head of the Mississippi Justice Institute.
Sunday's early morning shooting incident near the Princess Theater has put local residents and business owners on edge.
Over the past couple of years, as tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve have grown, there have been concerted efforts by law enforcement agencies throughout the country to strengthen those relationships.
Sometimes, finding the answer is not the solution. In fact, the answer often leads to more questions.
There are few occupations that invite public scrutiny more than law enforcement. People generally don't form firm opinions on factory workers, accountants or waitresses.
Public speaking is routinely listed among the top three fears for humans. It's right up there with death, and typically ranks higher than snakes and grizzly bears.
Starkville Community Theatre took home a bouquet of top honors last weekend at the 68th Annual Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, Kentucky -- among them, Best Production, Best Actor and a handful of others.
When the Mississippi Legislature convened in January, the general consensus held there were two issues which must be addressed above all others: the state budget crisis and funding for our deteriorating roads/bridges.
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