The city of Starkville is in the midst of a heated debate as it attempts to adjust its code to accommodate an emerging business -- short-term rentals in residential communities such as Airbnb -- while protecting the interests of home-owners in those neighborhoods.
Let's get it right the first time. Between now and the end of the year, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees will do something it has never done before: select a superintendent of schools.
Like a visitor who overstays his welcome, the unrelenting summer of 2019 stubbornly remains - temperatures consistently hitting the mid-90s without much relief in sight even as we approach mid-September.
Along with Eugene O'Neil and Arthur Miller, Columbus-born Tennessee Williams remains recognized as one of the greatest American playwrights of the 21st Century, his plays often plumbing the depths of the heart.
Over the past week or so, much has been said about the cheating scandal involving players on the Mississippi State football and men's basketball team, almost all of it in the context of how it affects the university's athletic teams.
In 2015, Lowndes County voters approved a $44 million bond issue to build/upgrade facilities across the county school district.
Absentee voting is meant to be a tool for voters, not a campaign strategy for candidates. In Columbus, some people don't seem to have gotten that memo.
At first blush, there appears few things the Lowndes County School District, East Mississippi Community College and the city of Columbus have in common. Each has its own unique mission, challenges and responsibilities. What they do share, unfortunately, is serious difficulty in managing their finances.
Since 2009, the East Mississippi Community College football team has won seven state and five national championships, a level of success never before seen on its level of football.
When voters go to the poll Tuesday for the primary election, they will have a total of 11 candidates for Governor to choose from -- eight Democrats and three Republicans. With that many candidates, it's hard for any to stand apart on an issue.
At the turn of the 20th Century, the presence of an automobile on the streets of Columbus was something of a sensation. Back then, automobiles were little more than a novelty and if you had asked citizens whether automobiles would ever become the primary source of transportation, you would have likely encountered some skepticism.
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