The following e-mail comes from Jim Neely of Columbus. Neely's daughter, Paula Krantz, who lives in Los Angeles, sent to friends and relatives. Most of you know I am from Mississippi, but not all of you know I am from the city of Columbus. I want to share with you some historical information about my hometown and its relation to this upcoming holiday, Memorial Day.
For the past three years, I've worked as an estimator and project manager for a commercial roofing contractor in Fort Worth, Texas. During this time, I've had the opportunity to participate in and oversee several construction projects that fall under the highly publicized and hotly debated Recovery Act.
We feel serious consideration should be given to naming the complex in honor of Leslie Frazier.
Due to a recent reporting of a rash of disciplinary action(s) being taken on students in the USA because of various displays of our American Flag, I am enclosing copies of my Great Grandfather Frederick Brandt and my Grandfather Johan Frederick Holtmann's citizenship papers.
The name "Tan Yard Park" is very fitting because of its historical background.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the runners, helpers and volunteers that helped to make this year's Columbus Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run possible.
I am writing this letter to let you know of another bridge success story.
Sunday’s Commercial Dispatch very appropriately awarded a rose to Annunciation Catholic School for its lead in teaching “Save Energy.”
As early as 2004 the original designs for a proposed sportsplex were presented to our city and county leaders. After a long six years, the proposal has been refined and is now openly embraced by our current leaders.
Quick action and cool heads found two lost 20-year-olds that started at the Lake Lowndes nature trail and ended up in Alabama Thursday evening.
I have a tale to tell you about a person who was afraid to go into the hospital. She had heard all sorts of stories of how the hospital did not care for the people who were ill. She had even had several incidents herself. When her doctor said he would do the surgery and replace her knee, not only was the doctor worried about infection, but she was afraid of things also.
Two thumbs-up for the outstanding work by the WCBI-TV staff all day Saturday during the bad-weather that came through our area.
The people of Columbus are generous. This is what I learned last Tuesday, April 13 while spending the day with the Lowndes Young Leaders at Wal-Mart. This group of high school students from all over Lowndes County planned and organized three service projects, and I was lucky enough to “help” them collect items for the Columbus Lowndes Humane Society.
The Boston Tea Party was not only a protest against taxation without representation, it was also a rejection of tyranny. Tyranny results from not protecting our freedom.
This week, schools, campuses and communities across the country celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contribution libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day.
It was encouraging to learn that the Tupelo Middle School has an active science club (April 12) and that they had a good field trip to a fossil bed.
I applaud Charlie Box for taking a stand against borrowing extra money to pay for the community centers.
Thank you, Charlie Box, for making the motion before the City Council to reprimand Mayor Smith and Councilman Karriem for their embarrassing behavior last week. It is a small step toward reversing the bad publicity our city has received.
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