For too long, bringing economic development to our state has been a one-side negotiation.
It was during the Dallas Cowboys game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 13 as a television camera focused to a shot of Cowboys' rookie quarterback Dak Prescott sitting on a bench as the Dallas defense was on the field.
Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.
The news that a pair of local developers have purchased two historic downtown buildings is a promising sign for Columbus and proof that the transformation of one of our city's greatest asset will continue to build on the progress we have seen in recent years.
Parker Wiseman is an anomaly.
Monday's Unified Egg Bowl reminds us of how far we have come in our understanding of the disabled, particularly those who suffer from mental disabilities.
In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.
Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. But in the case of our criminal justice system, it may also be the mother of compassion.
The death of Janet Reno on the eve of the presidential election is particularly poignant.
Today, two days before the 2016 presidential election, we make a prediction with full confidence: On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls and select the second least popular president in our history.
"Outlandish." That's how Judie G. Holmes described the number of active duty and veteran military suicides in the United States when speaking with the Columbus Exchange Club on Thursday.
As construction of the multi-million dollar Terry Brown Amphitheater begins in earnest near the Riverwalk, it brings with it great promise.
There are many things that Mississippi is known for, both good and bad. Of those distinctions, we find what might appear, at first blush, to be paradoxical: Mississippi is known as one of the poorest states and yet it is also known as one of the most generous.
A new $7 million housing development under construction on Yorkville Road might be considered cause for optimism.
As National Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we are encouraged by the progress we have seen in this fight.
Often when a name goes up on a building, it honors a politician or benefactor.
Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released its "report cards" for the state's schools and school districts for the 2015-16 school year.
The arrest of a Columbus man earlier this month on charges of using a computer to lure a child for sexual purposes should serve as a reminder that child predators are in every community.
Leroy Brooks ought to be ashamed.
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