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Hurst leads new litigation arm of Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it has been operating for just a year, the Mississippi Justice Institute has argued cases from one end of the state to the other and points in between, including Columbus.


Slimantics: Grinning and winning

Posted 3/20/2017 in Area

Mississippi State's women's basketball team achieved what it set out to do this weekend.


Slimantics: The coach's kid

Posted 3/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The resemblance is striking. In fact, you could pick her out of any crowd and recognize immediately that Blair Schaefer is the coach's kid.


A 13-foot problem for opponents

Posted 3/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The dimensions of the court at Humphrey Coliseum are as they are throughout college basketball. The court is 94-by-50 feet, the three-point line is 20-feet, nine-inches from the basket, the basket is 10 feet from the floor.


Washington bound ... again

Posted 3/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Soyeon Park is a 12-year-old who attends Armstrong Middle School in Starkville. In some respects, she is not unlike her classmates when it comes to spelling.


New 4-H, Extension building still without phone service

Posted 3/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for the Lowndes County 4-H chapter and the county's Mississippi State University Extension Service offices are on hold -- literally.


Dancing at home: Bulldogs, fans celebrate as MSU learns NCAA Tournament details

Posted 3/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was 4:15 Monday afternoon and a group of 40 people huddled under the alcove at Humphrey Coliseum to escape the cold rain as they waited for the doors to open at 4:30.


City offers spring break activities for students

Posted 3/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Spring break begins today for students throughout the Golden Triangle and while students, and school personnel, generally appreciate the time away from classes, the week-long break often gives way to the chorus, "There's nothing to do."


Deer in city limits a growing problem

Posted 3/11/2017 in Area

One of the benefits of living in a less populated state, such as Mississippi, is that residents don't have to go to a zoo or wildlife reserve to get close to nature.


Noxubee schools look at new policies after fight

Posted 3/10/2017 in Area

An altercation at Noxubee County High School led to an arrest, prompting school officials to re-examine their policies for how students are checked out of school.


Slimantics: Elvis goes to Washington

Posted 3/10/2017 in Local Columns

There has been some talk lately about changing Mississippi's representation at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Each state contributes two statues of its choosing from among its favorite sons and daughters.


State unemployment rate hits 13-year low

Posted 3/9/2017 in Area

Mississippi's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate has hit a 13-year low over the past two months, based on data released this week by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


Slimantics: Why is there no International Men's Day?

Posted 3/8/2017 in Local Columns

Today is International Women's Day, which might be OK if this were really an honest effort to recognize the important contributions of women, mainly in the areas of lingerie, homemaking and child-bearing.


Ability Works: Making candles, building hope

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Baldwin sat on a low stool, carefully applying labels to glass-encased candles, the final step in the production process at the Ability Works facility located on Datco Industrial Road in east Columbus.


Life Choices reaches out to ease fears during pregnancy

Posted 3/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As part of her presentation during Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting at Lion Hills Center, Jeanna Frye, director of Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Columbus, provided data on the center's work form 2016.


A 'gift house' that will keep on giving

Posted 2/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In January of 2016, Ellis Robinson of Winnsboro, Louisiana, approached Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity Director Kathy Arinder with an interesting offer.


Slimantics: Free-loaders are ruining our state economy

Posted 2/28/2017 in Local Columns

Like a lot of folks, I've been keeping up with what's going on in Jackson as the Mississippi Legislature flops around like a catfish on hot pavement.


Tennessee's win against MSU flips script

Posted 2/27/2017 in Local Columns

It was just a tick or two after 4 p.m. and even as the last few dozen people squeezed into the remaining seats in Humphrey Coliseum, the Mississippi State women's basketball team controlled the tip. Point guard Morgan William dribbled to the left of the key and floated a pass over the defense to Victoria Vivians, who had slipped a screen and was flying toward the basket for a layup and a 2-0 lead against Tennessee. Everyone agreed this was how the afternoon was supposed to go.


Inaugural MUW Symposium plays to overflow crowds, rave reviews

Posted 2/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A sense of pride and gratitude led Dr. Doris Taylor to put together the inaugural II+C (Imagine, Inspire, Challenge) Symposium at Mississippi University for Women.


Columbus Exchange Club selects its ACEs

Posted 2/24/2017 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.



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