As a career librarian I can appreciate Alice Shand's management of the Columbus public library.
We, the Board of Trustees of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, welcome input from all our patrons.
After reading about Joe Higgins' $220,000 salary, I began wondering what fool or fools decided to pay this outrageous bloated salary to anyone in a public position, especially in today's economy.
On behalf of the Town of Caledonia, I would like to say "Thank You" to our Caledonia Day Committee members, the community center hostesses and all of the vendors (food and others).
This week I traveled over 300 miles of road in Lowndes County and observed the county road crews cutting as much grass on private property as on county right of way.
My wife and I and another couple have just returned from three days in your wonderful town.
I would like to encourage you to consider voting for Williams Starks for Circuit Judge, Place 1 on Nov. 2.
Well, my suspicions have been confirmed that Mr. Childers is a federal income tax loving liberal. The proof came from his own lips. While claming to be a "Conservative Blue Dog" he admitted that he is against the Fair Tax Bill which is absolutely a conservative issue, so why doesn't Mr. Childers support it?
Alice, it is time to go. We don't want you, we don't need you. In the short time of one ear, you have caused serious, and probably irreparable damage to the collections of the Columbus Public Library.
It is no wonder that our state always sucks the hind one. When a low-level functionary position such as the one held by Mr. Higgins earns such salaries (Higgins makes $220,00 per year plus the potential to make $30,000 in bonuses), it is obvious why we have no money for better education and other needed things like fixing the holes in the streets.
October 17-23, 2010, is National Friends of Libraries week making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services.
Lately my husband, Bill Stark, has been asked if he is the William Starks who is running for judge. People frequently call our home asking for Mr. Starks, and we also get mail sent to our address for the attorney William Starks. Confusion of the two names is understandable as both men are attorneys.
A week ago, we said goodbye to our military friends as we left our fourth CAFB reunion headed for our homes in Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas. We had decided that this year would be a great time to visit Columbus.
I wanted to thank you for the article on Lewis Mallory and Cadence Bank. I think they are well written and give a good background into problems that lead to the bank failure. Mr. Mallory said he loved the bank, started as an intern and worked his way to the top, so how could he let this good institution go to the dogs.
My name is Laura Corley. I am pursuing a degree at Mississippi University for Women in political science with a minor in women's studies. As the mid-term elections quickly approach, I am growing more and more concerned with the current congressional race.
On Sunday, Sept. 19th, Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity had the opportunity to dedicate our 36th home built to the Lang family. This family lost everything in a fire in January.
Over the past week, many readers and writers have weighed in about the now infamous anonymous contribution in an ad ran by the campaign of Travis Childers. Was this a mistake? Yes. Was this the first or last time this will happen in politics? No. What has happened is a great opportunity to discuss the merits of a "fair tax" has started to slip away.
As a rule I am anything but valiant. However, when writing an opinion to the newspaper, it is a point of honor to put on my big-girl pants and sign my name.
Travis Childers, our Congressman from the 1st District, says in his TV ad, "I've done what I said I'd do."
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