As of today, there are nine shopping days remaining before Christmas.
With little fanfare, the Mississippi Department of Education has revealed its plans to open a new kind of high school next fall.
The continuing saga of the Columbus Municipal School District's textbook fiasco has raised unsettling questions.
Normally, Sundays in the fall are devoted to professional football, and while the NFL featured its usual fare of match-ups, football fans in the Golden Triangle were likely to have focused their attention elsewhere.
Mississippians are generous by nature -- each year, the state ranks among the most generous in the country -- and we tend to be even more so during the holidays.
There is an old German proverb that goes "true charity sees the need not the cause."
During his speech at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he hopes to have every high-school junior in the Golden Triangle take the WorkKeys test.
In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.
Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.
In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.
There are many things that make Columbus unique among Mississippi cities.
During its regular meeting, the Starkville Board of Aldermen passed by a 6-1 vote a proposal to temporarily ban pets - essentially dogs - from its three public cemeteries.
Aside from a run-off for the District 17 state senate, the election season ended Tuesday, when Golden Triangle went to the polls in what election officials say were modest numbers.
What is the most under-represented group in our local, state and federal government?
The semi-annual grumbling commenced Sunday with the arrival of Standard Time. It will surely emerge again on March 8 with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time.
Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a state senate candidates debate at Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium.
It is generally true decisions made closest to home have the most impact on our every-day lives.
For more than 40 years now, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been the models for bright, young, aggressive people who have entered the field of journalism.
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