In 2014, when Severstal was sold to Indiana-based Steel Dynamics, there was a bit of uneasiness accompanying the change in ownership.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a restriction on internet sales tax could provide a desperately needed financial shot in the arm for the state, whose orgy of tax cuts in recent years has left state agencies reeling and road/bridge infrastructure unaddressed in any meaningful way.
Healthcare in Mississippi is a lot like the weather: Everybody talks about it, but no one does anything about it.
For some time now, the sale of the Lee Middle School property has been shrouded in secrecy.
We are all familiar with the phrase "use it or lose it."
By this time next year, Caledonia might have its own splash pad, continuing a trend that has seen cities and towns move away from operating public pools to this less costly but wildly popular alternative.
Trends, being what they are, can be met with approval or dismay. It's often a matter of personal preference.
For some time now, our national politics has been a blood sport where anything goes - from gerry-mandering of congressional districts to voter suppression tactics to what appears to soliciting the aid of a foreign country to influence an American election.
By the time you read this, the Columbus Municipal School District will likely have a new superintendent of schools.
Last week meant the end of the school year for K-12 kids in Mississippi, Fortunately, it won't be the end of having regular meals.
The scope of a community's "crime problem" is often a reflection of the community's perception of it.
Imagine there was a disease that cost the lives of 35,000 Americans each year.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon have a new superintendent of schools, its fourth since 2012.
For the past 80 years, overtime pay has been a standard practice in the workplace.
When you speak to people who grew up in what is known as the Sandfield Community 40, 50 years ago, the portrait they paint of the historic black community on the city's south side stands in stark contrast to what it has become in recent years.
This week, the Lowndes Community Foundation and the CREATE Foundation released a report on the information it gathered from a community meeting focused on the future of the county in March.
Over its almost 200-year history, the city of Columbus has had many days to celebrate.
The first Saturday in May is always the busiest day of the year in downtown Columbus. That will be no exception this year, as the 23rd annual Market Street Festival brings hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors to our downtown.
During Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, there were two items on the agenda that seemed sure to widen the gulf that has seemed to separate Lowndes County and the city of Columbus.
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5. Froma Harrop: Comic relief as we wait for Trump to be gone NATIONAL COLUMNS