When the increasingly infamous sequester officially began in March, the sky did not fall. Well, it didn't fall right away.
Brandon Presley has a ceiling he will never break through: He will never be Lee County's MPP (Most Popular Presley).
Three months ago, when Angela Verdell was appointed to the Columbus Municipal School Board to replace Tommy Prude, there was a feeling the dynamic of the school board would change -- and for the better.
Some day, when the perspective of time permits a dispassionate view of what is now called the Gay Rights Movement, May 23, 2013, will stand as one of its milestone moments.
At Tuesday night's Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins expressed frustration with local media over coverage of the Starkville Parks Commission's recent budget woes. A recent audit found the SPC's maintenance budget of $180,000 had only $12.35 left in it, with six months left to go in the year.
Is there anything that's not been said about the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and its policy of funding festivals organized and orchestrated by elected officials and board members?
On Tuesday, the remaining city council and alderman seats will be decided in Columbus and Starkville.
The defining moment in Dr. Martha Liddell's first year as superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District came Monday during the district's regular board meeting.
There is probably no animal more easily frightened than the starling, for whom the slightest unexpected noise can send the flock flying away in a panic. The Lowndes County School Board is beginning to rival that timid breed, however.
Sunday, as you had better know by now, is Mother's Day. Although motherhood has been celebrated throughout the world in some form or fashion since the beginning of humanity, the American version of the holiday is a relatively recent development.
In Leroy Brooks' version of the history of Juneteenth, in June of 1865, two months after the end of the Civil War, Union forces notified a group of slaves in Texas that they were free men, women and children. Upon learning this, the slaves in question went before the town council to secure funding for a spontaneous celebration.
Elections are like muscles: They're not much use unless you exercise them. Today across the Golden Triangle, voters have the opportunity to exercise one of our most fundamental rights as Americans.
A Tuesday incident involving a suspect who refused to yield to blue lights during a traffic stop ended with an arrest. But it did not end speculation about how the Columbus Police Department handles pursuits or whether its policy on pursuits should be a matter of public knowledge.
For almost six years, West Point has displayed a remarkable resiliency. The city has survived, if not thrived, since the closing of the Bryan Foods plant in 2007.
It wasn't all that long ago that the idea of posting surveillance cameras in public places was considered as some sort of Orwellian nightmare come true as fears emerged of an ubiquitous "Big Brother" spying on the activities of law-abiding citizens.
The Lowndes County School District's decision to make uniforms mandatory district-wide beginning next year has met vocal resistance from some quarters.
The Columbus-Lowndes League of Voters is to be commended for Thursday's candidates forum for the city's municipal elections at the Columbus Municipal Complex. Moderators Steve Rogers of WCBI-TV and attorney Scott Colom performed credibly in asking interesting questions and making sure that candidates stayed "on point."
This week, voters will get a chance to hear candidates for the Columbus municipal elections. Unfortunately, the candidates won't have the opportunity to hear the voters. This will be the first time that candidates for mayor and four contested council positions will assemble at the same time in the same venue. It may also be the last.
Sometime soon, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will sign into law the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program, which will allow the state's school districts to apply for money to hire armed resource officers.
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