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Slimantics: Bulldog Baseball: Seems like old times

Posted 6/14/2019 in Local Columns

In 1985, I made my first and only trip to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series.

 

Customers laud convenience of fourth Delta flight at GTRA

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Delta Airlines announced in February it was adding another round-trip flight to Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Lowndes County, it was more than just a fourth daily flight.

 

100 Women group will select grant recipients next week

Posted 6/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For months now, 100 Women Who Care Columbus has been answering the questions typically associated with establishing a new organization. Now, with its first Impact Award selection set for Tuesday evening, only one question remains: What local service organization will take home the $12,500 grant?

 

Slimantics: Bulldogs' ninth inning was a magical last game for the seniors at Dudy Noble Field

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A baseball game, as everyone knows, is nine innings. But on Sunday night, that format was altered. What you had, instead, was eight innings of baseball, followed by a Hallmark Channel movie.

 

Slimantics: For Bulldog fans, a long day's journey into night

Posted 6/9/2019 in College Sports

A group of men sat under the awning of an RV parked south of Dudy Noble Field, snacking, having a few adult beverages and listening to the radio as Arkansas laid the wood to Ole Miss, which met their approval, rivalries being what they are.

 

Slimantics: The men on the beaches

Posted 6/6/2019 in Local Columns

We have seen the images, read the history and watched depictions of what happened on June 6, 1944 as dawn broke over the dark waters of the north Atlantic and the artillery smoke hung heavy over the beaches of Normandy France.

 

Women's Amateur to bring exposure to Old Waverly, Golden Triangle

Posted 6/5/2019 in Area

If mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, as Noel Coward suggested, who goes out to a Mississippi golf course in August? The finest women amateur golfers in the world, that's who.

 

Slimantics: Bulldogs secure in their baseball tradition

Posted 6/3/2019 in Local Columns

Typically, when the Mississippi State baseball team wins a title at its home ballpark, fans linger long after the game to soak in the victory and to celebrate. Sunday was an exception.

 

Slimantics: Mac is back as Bulldogs dump Central Michigan

Posted 6/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

STARKVILLE - It's a common belief among Mississippi State fans that the Bulldogs will go as far in the NCAA baseball playoffs as their senior outfielder will take them.

 

Slimantics: Remember Bill Buckner

Posted 5/30/2019 in Local Columns

This weekend, Mississippi State hosts an NCAA baseball regional, welcoming teams from Southern University, Central Michigan and Miami to its spectacular ballpark, Dudy Noble Field.

 

An 'extremely hard worker': Golf Pro Tripp Pritchett added to staff at Lion Hills

Posted 5/30/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the world of golf, the word "hybrid" is used to describe golf club technology that combines the best qualities of irons and woods -- the familiar swing mechanics of irons with the more forgiving nature and better distance of woods. But at Lion Hills Golf Club in Columbus, the word "hybrid" is a pretty good description of the entire operation.

 

Lil' Bill, smallest bull calf born alive, died Tuesday

Posted 5/29/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lil' Bill, the tiny bull with a big following, has died.

 

MEMA appeal for federal aid to private property owners continues

Posted 5/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some delays are better than others. Last week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was granted an extension on its planned appeal of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assessment that denied financial support for people who lost private property during the Feb. 23 tornado in Columbus.

 

Huddle House, guard cleared in West Point fight

Posted 5/23/2019 in Area

A Clay County jury has ruled in favor of a local security guard and the company that owned a West Point restaurant in a lawsuit accusing them of allowing a 2014 altercation at Huddle House that left two men seriously injured and sent three others to prison.

 

Heritage takes MAIS All-Sports award for second straight year

Posted 5/22/2019 in High School Sports

Fast facts: Sean Harrison has been athletics director at Heritage Academy for three years. Prior to that, the Patriots had never won the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA All-Sports Trophy.

 

Keeping the meaning of Memorial Day: Local VFW, American Legion to place 800-plus flags by weekend

Posted 5/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of all cities, towns and villages in the United States, Columbus and Lowndes County should recognize the meaning of Memorial Day.

 

Monday profile: Morris finds calling to medicine, Mississippi

Posted 5/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Andrea Morris has been playing the violin for most of her life, but with a busy workload of patients and two kids to attend to at home, she finds it hard to find the time to play.

 

100 Women Columbus raises nearly $13K

Posted 5/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The organization has been around for only a month, but its name is already something of a misnomer. On Friday, 100 Women Who Care Columbus closed nominations for charities and organizations for its initial cash award, having raised $100 donations each from 128 Lowndes County women.

 

Caledonia opens doors for contractors to bid on soccer lighting plan

Posted 5/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia mayor and aldermen discussed and debated plans to provide lighting for the town's soccer fields at Ola J. Pickett Park for more than two hours in two separate meetings without adopting a plan.

 

Slimantics: A suggestion for Columbus' bicentennial

Posted 5/15/2019 in Local Columns

Pretty soon, Columbus will be celebrating its bicentennial, although no one seems to have figured out exactly when that will be.

 

 

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