There is a video that has gone viral that shows a Copperhead snake that has just been decapitated. The snake's body continues to writhe and wriggle as the head lays motionless near its body. The snake's body makes contact with its head several times, then -- and this is what made the video viral -- the snake's head suddenly sinks its fangs deep into its own body.
Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen both have something in common: They recently tended to business outside the constraints of their published agendas.
Mississippi has two sales tax holidays. The first came last weekend with a sales tax exemption on back-to-school items limited to clothing and footwear. The other, signed into law this year by Gov. Phil Bryant and enjoying broad legislative support, comes Sept. 5-7.
A rose to Main Street Columbus for another successful "Sounds of Summer" concert series at the Riverwalk.
Figures from a U.S. Census Report paint a grim picture of life in the Golden Triangle. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies "poverty areas" as census tracts with a 20 percent poverty rate or higher. According to this definition the entire Golden Triangle region is a poverty area.
A story in the July 21 edition of Air Force Times is certain to cause some hurt feelings in our community. In the story, Columbus Air Force based was ranked in a tie for "third least popular" of the 68 USAF bases in the U.S.
It has become politically fashionable in some circles to treat Common Core as something akin to the "mark of the beast." More than anything else, Common Core is a victim of timing. It didn't start out that way.
When Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins first announced plans for a $38 million "Communiversity" project a month ago, more than a few eyebrows were raised.
Tonight, the Starkville Board of Aldermen will meet to make a decision that will undo yet another decision made by the previous board.
This morning, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, by a 3-2 vote, selected Dr. Philip Hickman as its new superintendent of schools. We congratulate Hickman, welcome him to the city and look forward to hearing his plans for the district.
For its part, the board focused mainly on soliciting the council's help in securing grants, maintaining infrastructure around its schools and exploring ways to turn vacant school-owned facilities such as the Magnolia Bowl and Lee Middle School in revenue-producing sites.
Today as we celebrate our nation's 238th birthday, our attention naturally turns to the Founding Fathers, those great patriots who fashioned this unique republic.
We Americans have readily fulfilled John Adams' exhortation, in a letter to his wife, that Independence Day "ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells. Bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other. ... "
This morning, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees met for a second round of interviews with its two superintendent finalists.
This afternoon, the United States plays Belgium in the World Cup. A win would send the U.S. to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in the modern era. In three matches, the USA's success has been met with growing enthusiasm in a nation where football -- American football, that is -- reigns supreme.
When should parents begin reading to their children? Research says it's never too soon.
It's not often that Mississippi finds itself on the cutting edge. More often than not, new ideas, technologies, fashions and fads seem to arrive here after a bit of a lag.
Tuesday, voters will again go to the polls across the state to determine the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Thad Cochran faces tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Tuesday runoff with the winner facing former U.S. Representative Travis Childers in the November general election.
This weekend, Starkville will join Columbus in celebrating Juneteenth, an event which remains one of the great paradoxes in American history: It is a significant moment in our history, yet few events of its magnitude have received less attention.
On Wednesday, at the Golden Triangle Development LINK's quarterly meeting, plans for the construction of a building currently called the Communiversity were revealed.
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