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CPD names suspect in Jack's incident

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a local woman in connection to an alleged Jan. 7 food contamination incident at Jack's Restaurant.


MUW Conference to feature six leaders in cardio medicine

Posted 1/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometimes what you get depends on who you know.


Trio of local Republican women in DC for inauguration

Posted 1/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Norma Sanders, Rissa Lawrence and Brenda Willis started planning for Friday's presidential inauguration before even Team Trump.


Keenum: State is short-sighted in failing to invest in higher education

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum divided most of his speaking time at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club between looking back at the first technological revolution and the one he feels lies just ahead.


Slimantics: Legislature's shell game not worth playing

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

Seasoned tourists know the games. It's the rubes who are the easy marks.


Slimantics: 19 and Oh! MSU keeps rolling

Posted 1/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The last Mississippi State women's basketball season ended with a Sweet 16 loss to eventual national champion Connecticut, a loss so spectacularly bad it was as if the Bulldogs got together and decided, "Well, we're not going to do THAT again."


Two local nonprofits get Dutch Oil grants

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to Shell Oil, with a major assist from one of its distributors, Dutch Oil of Columbus, two area organizations devoted to helping men and women recover from drug/alcohol dependence will be getting a financial shot in the arm this month.


Slimantics: Starving our way to prosperity

Posted 1/13/2017 in Local Columns

On Thursday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced he has been forced to slash budgets for most state agencies by roughly $51 million. In other shocking developments Thursday, the sun rose in the east and a dog tried to bite a postman.


CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is seeking a suspect in the Monday evening armed robbery of a Columbus convenience store.


Alleged food contamination sparks investigations

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A viral Facebook post that claims a Columbus restaurant worker wiped menstrual fluids and licked a food order before delivering it to a customer has led to two investigations.


Borsig: Liberal arts education is more important than ever

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his five-plus years as president of Mississippi University for Women, Jim Borsig has frequently talked about the importance of a liberal arts education and The W's unique role in those fields.


Mother Goose endowment campaign raises $101K

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In April 2013, Friends of the Library for the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library kicked off an endowment campaign to support the library's children's programs.


Cotton may be best bet to ease fears of crop slump

While a study by the Mississippi State Extension Service forecasts a possible farm crisis for 2017, local farmers hold a more optimistic view, thanks to what they believe will be a strong cotton crop.


Lowndes pockets $1M from trust fund

Posted 1/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It isn't as much as it might have been, but the return on the investments made by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors in the county's $30-plus-million hospital trust fund will still add close to $1 million to the county's general fund this year.


Slimantics: Legislature off to a rousing start

Posted 1/5/2017 in Local Columns

The Legislature opened for business in Jackson Tuesday and wasted no time in addressing many of the serious issues facing our state.


Lowndes supes balk at new lease with AbilityWorks, who hasn't paid rent in 20 years

Posted 12/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are looking to negotiate a new lease agreement with AbilityWorks for the organization's longtime production facility near the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.


Be it resolved: Columbus therapist says poor strategies lead to failed New Year's resolutions

Posted 12/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's that time of year when most Americans make New Year's resolutions.


Slimantics: A matter of credibility

Posted 12/28/2016 in Local Columns

Tuesday, the Mississippi Legislature begins its 2017 session and there are some pretty big issues they'll have to grapple with, matters that can no longer be addressed by kicking the can down the road, which is generally what happens when legislators are forced to face tough decisions.


Bedside comfort and joy: Staff at Baptist, OCH go extra mile to bring the holiday spirit to their patients

Posted 12/24/2016 in Area

For the second year in a row, Mike Bounds won't be home for Christmas.


Slimantics: Listen up, kids, Santa has something to say

Posted 12/23/2016 in Local Columns

Each year, Santa does his final interviews with the media two days before he begins his long Christmas Eve journey.



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