In the United States, the majority of people in prison will someday return to society. For many, a "second chance" is good not only for the prison, but also for the larger community.
On Thursday, the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, aka The Mag, begins at Hollywood Cinemas in Starkville. Always a much-anticipated event, this year's festival celebrates a significant milestone -- its 20th anniversary.
At some point, our elected officials in Jackson must accept reality and make some tough, and likely, unpopular decisions about our state budget.
If, as the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, it seems fair to say that, of all the city of Columbus departments, Columbus Fire & Rescue most closely resembles a well-oiled machine.
During the course of our lifetimes, all of us will make decisions and choices that will greatly impact our financial futures -- from decisions about higher education, training, changing jobs, investments and savings to the countless number of things we buy or don't buy.
Roughly half way through the 2017 session, the Mississippi Legislature's performance is, as usual, subject to mixed reviews.
The foster care system in Mississippi has been a source of shame and embarrassment for years, if not decades. That's the bad news.
Monday evening, consultant K.B. Turner held the second of six planned ward meetings to discuss how the Columbus Police Department can better serve its residents and what residents can do to assist those efforts.
Sometime the best action is no action at all.
A cabinet confirmation. A piece of state legislation cloaked in secrecy. A ban on immigrants from seven Muslim nations. A visit from a university chancellor to a local civic club.
More than a year ago, as city officials sought to manage the crisis created by the officer-involved shooting death of Columbus resident Ricky Ball in October 2015, the city council passed a package of six new or revised CPD policies.
If the Mississippi Legislature had the power of divine healing, it would make the lame man blind.
It appears Mississippi is well on its way to stepping into the 2tst Century with legislation that will allow a growth industry to take off moving through the Legislature.
Tuesday's decision by Columbus and Lowndes County governments to resume its joint drug task force is a positive step at an important time.
In a few days, the United States will observe Black History Month, a time when the nation reflects on its past and notes the progress we have made in race relations.
To call art a tourism-generator, which Mississippi Senate Bill 2611 would do, is correct.
Today, we inaugurated a new president, and, as it is with every new administration, there will be changes.
During Tuesday's meeting, the Columbus City council voted to hire a consultant to examine ways the Columbus Police Department can be more effective in fighting crime.
The Mississippi Legislature reached a deadline Monday.
Closing in on his first year as Columbus Police Chief, Oscar Lewis has often made reference to his Christian faith, beginning during his interview for the job last January.