Last week, the Mississippi Department of Corrections acknowledged a change in its prisoner visitation policy.
In non-maritime references, the word "flagship" is used to describe one of a group of things which is recognized for its leadership qualities.
If ever there was a textbook case for the death penalty, this should have been it.
Nature can be a magnificent thing when we pause to notice.
There are many, many ways we honor our veterans, all of them merited.
The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the statewide Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) test this week.
Jim Hood has a tough job. In recent years, it's even tougher than it ought to be.
For some time now, city leaders in Columbus have been a door-to-door salesman's dream. Now it appears Lowndes County leaders are equally accommodating.
Generally, summer weekends are a "do it yourself" proposition where arts, entertainment and events are concerned. It's just too hot, the thinking goes.
Tuesday, we told the story of Kay McElroy and the Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary she founded in Caledonia 29 years ago.
Of the many, many voices we hear from Mississippi's elected leaders on the subject of K-12 education, it is interesting that the two most articulate and well-reasoned are, essentially, neighbors.
Something very important is happening this week, even for those of us who aren't directly involved.
Talk about unfortunate timing. On Wednesday, a day after the national "Night Out Against Crime," no fewer than five felonies were reported in Columbus.
On a playground, a scuffle ends when one of the kids is forced to "say uncle." But when it comes to the two-year tenure of Dr. Philip Hickman as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, we've been crying uncle since the very start.
Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department held its annual "Night Out Against Crime," with officers fanning out across the city to mix and mingle with residents in seven neighborhoods.
This weekend marks the state's eighth school sales tax holiday.
It was a phone conversation during a walk along the short span of shaded path that connects the Columbus Riverwalk and the Columbus Soccer Complex.
For five years now, Lee Middle School has sat vacant, and it may be several years before we see any activity on the property.
The relationship between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville is essential to the success of both, though at times that seems to be forgotten.
By the end of the year, all three of our area's college campuses will be officially tobacco-free.
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