Next Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to determine a handful of local offices, as well as decide the outcome of statewide races, including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
The football team at East Mississippi Community College was eliminated from postseason play Friday by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The ruling came after an onfield brawl during a game Thursday. MACJC stated that the punishment was mandated by the National Junior College Athletic Association rules.
Typically, if you want to attend Columbus City Council meeting, you don't have to worry about finding a good seat. You can usually take your pick.
What Netflix is to lovers of TV series, The Eudora Welty Symposium is to book lovers.
Over the period of several months, the city of Columbus and its police department have worked towards building a stronger relationship with the people in our community.
Summer, which always seems to overstay its welcome in this part of the world, finally packed its bags and went away Thursday, giving us one last day of 90-degree weather as festive fall arrived.
More than 20 years ago, German chemical company BASF created a slogan that still ranks among the most effective in advertising history: "At BASF, we don't make a lot of the products you buy; We make a lot of the products you buy better."
When Tom Velek announced he was stepping down as director of coaching for soccer in Columbus and as director of competitive soccer for Columbus United, the competitive soccer club of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, last week, there was no disputing that he leaves a void that will be a challenge to fill.
City work is no place for folks with thin skin.
On Tuesday, Bill Waller, Jr., the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, was in town to speak to the Columbus Rotary Club and he devoted much of his time talking about two subjects - the state's electronic court system and its drug court program.
Monday, the state of Mississippi broke even, you might say.
It's like a rerun of a show you never liked in the first place.
Every so often, we are reminded our world -- the one before us, the one we can reach out and touch -- is not nearly so desperate a place as we might be led to believe.
When work crews began demo work on part of the old train Depot on Main Street this week, the buzz began.
Football, an observer once noted, is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport.
For most of the 20th Century, Mississippi State University was best known for its agricultural and veterinary programs, a point of pride for a state with strong ties to farming and industries such as poultry and commercial livestock industries.
Each year, the state of Mississippi and as many as 70 of the state's 82 counties provide funds for beaver control, money used by the USDA Wildlife Services uses to control the beaver population and destroy the dams they build.
"It is an urgent matter."
It used to be that what distinguished a "good job" from all the rest was based on when you showered: The person with the good job showered before work; all the others showered after work.
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