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Columbus Exchange Club selects its ACEs

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club meets every week, but for Lee Burdine, Thursday's meeting is the one he looks forward to most each year.


New program aims to prevent dropping out of school

Posted 2/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For all of the well-documented struggles facing K-12 education in Mississippi, one area where the state has made significant progress is high school dropout rates.


Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been more than two years since Mike Hainsey approached local governments to put together an incentive package to help bring westbound air service to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.


Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Late Friday afternoon, eight kids were gathered at a clubhouse at Cypress Park Apartments on South Lehmberg Road in Columbus, six of whom were playing a game of musical chairs under the direction of Natasha Morris.


City engineer: Phase 1 of amphitheater going well

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another three months or so, a new amphitheater in Columbus could be open for business


Higgins: Columbus development outlook bleak compared to county

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Industrial development prospects for the city of Columbus are likely to be few, and while the outlook is more promising in Lowndes County, even those prospects may diminish unless the state adopts a new strategy, Joe Max Higgins said Wednesday.


Slimantics: Civic clubs: Eat, pray, listen, but everybody goes home at 1

Posted 2/16/2017 in Local Columns

Lunch and a speaker. Today, it is the Exchange Club. Yesterday it was the Kiwanis. The day before that, Rotary.


Murder cases head to court this week

Posted 2/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two murder cases could reach resolutions during the Lowndes County Circuit Court term that begins Monday.


Baptist official touts trauma care in face of budget cuts

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it comes to emergency medical situations, life and death can rely on a matter of minutes.


LINK confirms closing of Columbus Metals USA plant

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A company that produces flat-rolled steel products has ceased operations in Columbus, but unlike a larger local company in the same business, the effects on the community aren't significant.


Second Baptist pastors, deacons push back against church trustees over legal fees

What began as a project to build a new sanctuary at Starkville's Second Baptist Church has evolved into an internal dispute over who has authority to act on the church's behalf, pitting the church's pastors and deacons against its board of trustees.


Slimantics: The hero across the street

Posted 2/8/2017 in Local Columns

I moved two weeks ago.


New Bush Library head finds 'dream job'

Posted 2/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When career general officers in the U.S. military near retirement, they are required to take a course on preparing for their non-military futures.


IHL commissioner speaks on future jobs, brain drain

Posted 2/1/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Glenn Boyce's message to the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday was straight-forward: When it comes to higher education, Mississippi must finish what it starts.


MSU students in limbo after Trump's executive order

Posted 1/31/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For 80 Mississippi State University students, President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel for natives of seven Muslim countries is a short-term ban that could have long-term consequences.


MSU grads have that Oscar 'Glo'

Posted 1/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hagan Walker and Kaylie Mitchell are about three-quarters of the way to Hollywood.


CPD names suspect in Jack's incident

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a local woman in connection to an alleged Jan. 7 food contamination incident at Jack's Restaurant.


MUW Conference to feature six leaders in cardio medicine

Posted 1/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometimes what you get depends on who you know.


Trio of local Republican women in DC for inauguration

Posted 1/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Norma Sanders, Rissa Lawrence and Brenda Willis started planning for Friday's presidential inauguration before even Team Trump.


Keenum: State is short-sighted in failing to invest in higher education

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum divided most of his speaking time at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club between looking back at the first technological revolution and the one he feels lies just ahead.



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