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Tuition hikes to hit hard at The W, MSU

Posted 4/21/2017 in Area

Heather Evans drove up from her home in Kemper County to Columbus Thursday to spend the day with her daughter, Hannah, a freshman at Mississippi University for Women.


Slimantics: Challenger tragedy and the man who tried to prevent it

Posted 4/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At the beginning of his lecture Wednesday evening in the Foster Ballroom at the Colvard Student Union on Mississippi State's campus, Allan McDonald had some difficulty with his power-point presentation.


Kelly disappointed by political impasse in Congress

Posted 4/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Trent Kelly, the first major piece of legislation taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives may have achieved little, but it revealed much.


Slimantics: Mississippians have little reason to complain about federal taxes

Posted 4/18/2017 in Local Columns

Today is the deadline for filing federal income taxes.


Starkville senior approaches 13 years of perfect attendance

Posted 4/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In baseball, when a pitcher has not given up a hit going into the late inning, no one is supposed to mention it. It is one of the game's great superstitions that talking about a no-hitter is jinx.


Play ball! Youth baseball, softball begin this week

Posted 4/15/2017 in Area

It is Thursday evening at Propst Park and almost every playing field is taken, including T-Ball Field A, where the Woods Brothers Construction team (ages 4-5) is practicing for the fourth and final time before their first game.


Smith is 'unique' choice for Trooper of the Year honors

Posted 4/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, the Columbus Exchange Club selects a member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G as its "Trooper of the Year."


Slimantics: Smith doesn't sugar coat disappointing legislative session

Posted 4/13/2017 in Local Columns

Jeff Smith has represented Lowndes County in the House of Representatives since 1992. Wednesday, during his appearance at the Kiwanis Club of Columbus at Lion Hills Center, he noted he has just completed his 26th legislative session.


Those who GIVE: Five area volunteers honored for their work at Jackson luncheon

Posted 4/12/2017 in Area

Most days, volunteers work behind the scenes and attract little attention. Monday was not one of those days.


New Tech Center, New Hope High on schedule

Posted 4/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Which comes first: The vocational center or the new high school?


Libraries maintain key role especially in rural communities

Posted 4/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long before the phrase "fake news" came into vogue, libraries were fighting the good fight against misinformation, unreliable sources and the general confusion of the internet era.


Dogs: An occupational hazard

Posted 4/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the old days, which for Joey Cook and Daniel Crawford means a couple of years ago, the job of meter reader had some real challenges.


Columbus poet among nation's best

Posted 4/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a competition he didn't enter until the last moment and promptly forgot about once he had.


Slimantics: A tale of two fathers

Posted 4/7/2017 in Local Columns

For most of his life, Peggy' Sue's dad was a racist.


More than a meal: Fear of funding cuts has area Meals on Wheels providers, recipients worried

Posted 4/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Debra Prishmont and Donna Abbott stood in the parking lot at the Canaan M.B. Church on Bell Avenue in Columbus one day in late March, waiting for the truck that would deliver their allotment of the meals they would then distribute among their "sweeties" -- elderly and disabled residents enrolled in the local Meals on Wheels Program.


Weary Bulldogs return home after tumultuous NCAA tourney

In the hours after Mississippi State's bid for a national championship ended with a 67-55 loss to South Carolina Sunday evening in Dallas, the skies opened up in Mississippi, an overnight deluge that dumped inches of rain across the state.


Slimantics: Taking a gamble on MSMS

Posted 4/1/2017 in Local Columns

Nathan Boggan's folks were humble, working class folks who lived in the tiny farming community of Fellowship in Jasper County, on a farm that had been the family's home for generations.


Unemployment improves in area, state

Posted 3/30/2017 in Area

February's unemployment data continued its promising trend, both in the Golden Triangle and the state.


Facing a familiar Goliath: Bulldogs still feel sting from last year's loss to UConn as they leave to face Huskies again in Dallas

Posted 3/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Connecticut carries an 111-game winning streak into Friday's NCAA Women's Basketball semifinals against Mississippi State, a streak so long those associated with the UConn program are probably hard-pressed to recall the details of any single win on that list.


Robert Snow, Waverley Mansion renovator, passes away at 91

Posted 3/27/2017 in Area

If ever it was appropriate for someone to die at home, it was Robert Snow.



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