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Boys and Girls Club expanding to West Point

Posted yesterday in Area

Thirty-six is a fairly random number, so when Nadia Colom sat down with Megan Mullen to discuss plans for opening a Boys and Girls Club in West Point, both women took their own association with the number as a sign their collaboration was somehow pre-ordained.


Slimantics: Who do you believe?

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

A new day, a new claim of some prominent man faces charges of sexual harassment, abuse or assault.


Hospital fund trustees keeping close eye on tax reform battle

Posted 11/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Normally, what happens in Washington, D.C. attracts little attention from the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors as they handle the business of the county.


Restaurant tax: CVB board make-up remains sticking point

Posted 11/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although no motions were made and no votes were taken, the Lowndes County board of supervisors agreed during Wednesday's meeting to accept most of the proposed changes for a joint resolution with the city asking an extension of the county's 2-percent restaurant sales tax.


Lt. governor says job creation should be state's top priority

Posted 11/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work job creation should be the state's top priority, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said during his appearance Tuesday before a joint luncheon of the Lowndes County Republican Women and the Columbus Rotary Club.


CMSD to begin search for superintendent after vote to renew Hickman's contract fails

Posted 11/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted to begin a search for a new superintendent Monday after two failed motions to extend the tenure of current superintendent, Philip Hickman, whose contract expires at the end of June.


From the Press Box: Three quarters would have been perfect

Posted 11/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If this were hockey, Davis Wade Stadium would probably still be filled with screaming Bulldog fans as you are having your morning coffee today. Instead, the No. 18 Bulldogs are metaphorically licking their wounds after a 31-24 loss to top-ranked Alabama on Saturday night.


Slimantics: The bitter fruit of a family tree

Posted 11/12/2017 in Local Columns

Until a few weeks ago, my family tree was pretty much a sapling for all I knew of it. I came along late in my parents' lives and never knew my grandparents, other than their names.


County moves forward with purchase of Lipscomb property

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors moved a step closer to acquiring the old Lipscomb building, located on the corner of Sixth Street North and Third Avenue, during its regular board meeting Monday.


'No Lost Generation': Traveling exhibit aims to raise awareness, empathy for Syrian refugees

Posted 11/9/2017 in Area

It took only a few minutes for Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students Stephanie Dauber, Alexander Whitwam and Kennedy LaPort to view the exhibit on the second floor of the Mississippi University for Women Student Center Wednesday.


New Hope remembers classmate who died in weekend wreck

Posted 11/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 7:45 Tuesday morning, the students who had been milling around the New Hope High School field where the band practices dutifully formed a loose circle -- maybe 30 feet across -- and stood silently, seven to eight deep, and awaited for the short service to begin.


CVB funding on the line as supes stay the course

Posted 11/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted by a 3-2 margin Monday to pass the existing resolution for the extension of the 2-percent restaurant tax, which will divide the proceeds only between the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Golden Triangle Development LINK.


Caledonia parks commission up and running

Posted 11/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Park Commission held its first meeting Thursday, an occasion commission attorney Corky Smith called "the head-scratcher meeting."


MSU overcomes lack of enthusiasm, focus to beat UMass

Posted 11/5/2017 in Local Columns

It is the custom for the team that has Alabama on its schedule the next week to be serenaded by its fans as soon as that day's opponent has been defeated. The chorus of "We want Bama!" usually echoes through stadiums the week before teams play the Crimson Tide. That chant didn't sweep through Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.


The power of peace of mind

Posted 11/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like most people, Eunice Robinson is no fan of weather extremes. But since February, neither the coldest winter day nor the hottest day of summer strike dread into the heart of the single mother of two as it used to.


Mayor outlines progress, plans for Caledonia

Posted 11/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may have taken Caledonia an extra month to elect its new mayor and board of alderman, but Mitch Wiggins said much has happened in the roughly 90 days since the new town administration took over


New Caledonia medical clinic set to open in January

Posted 11/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If anyone saw the need for the Caledonia Community Clinic, it was Blair Thompson.


Slimantics: Mullen dances around Univ. of Florida speculation

Posted 10/31/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dan Mullen knows the drill. Almost since his arrival as head coach at Mississippi State in 2009, Mullen's name has been linked to coaching openings on an almost annual basis.


Law enforcement, others expect quiet weekday Halloween

Posted 10/31/2017 in Area

For law enforcement and emergency room workers, tonight's Halloween celebration is expected to feature two qualities they like most: Quiet and short.


Training burns can ultimately save other homes

Posted 10/30/2017 in Local Columns

By 10 a.m. Thursday, the weather was almost perfect - a cool, clear sunny day with just a mild breeze. Everyone agreed: It was a wonderful day for a house fire.



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