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.
Some concepts are just hard to grasp. For example, can anyone really explain what Higgs boson is? Other ideas are easier to absorb. Or at least, they should be.
Earlier this week the Tampa Times released the results of a study on what it calls "America's Worst Charities." Fifty charities were on the list, which you can find at http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/.
"Every dog has its day," goes the old saying. Finally, every Rebel does, too.
You know you have a habit when you preform the behavior even without thinking about it. Case in point: Columbus city government.
When the state charter school authorizing board rejected a Columbus group's plans to open a charter school on Monday, we could not help but notice the irony found in the board's reasoning.
Benjamin Franklin was right, of course: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
During its May 20 meeting, the Columbus City Council voted to table a proposal to pursue $5 million bond to improve the city's infrastructure, money used primarily for street paving, drainage and sidewalk improvements.
A recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the use of food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), has revealed an interesting paradox in Lowndes County.
Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.
Columbus Municipal School District officially began its search for a new superintendent on Tuesday. Applications will be accepted until May 30 and the CMSD Board of Trustees have stated they want to fill the position by July 1.
This weekend, Columbus will host The President's Cup soccer tournament, a state-wide event that will attract 120 teams and close to 5,000 visitors.
Late Friday afternoon, Robyn Eastman of J5/Broaddus put the finishing touches on an extensive list of the projects that could be pursued should the city of Columbus secure a $5 million bond for infrastructure improvements.
After more than a year of batting around ideas about what to do with the city-owned seven-acre parcel of land on The Island, immediately across the river from the Riverwalk, the Columbus City Council moved quickly Thursday.
In a span of 48 hours this week, we learned all we need to know to confirm that the Columbus Municipal School District, as it presently exists, is damaged beyond repair.
Today, a consultant hired by the Golden Triangle Development LINK to assess the future of economic development in our area revealed his findings in a public meeting at the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College, a day after sharing that information with public officials.
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