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Exchange Club honors top area students

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting included an appearance by national Exchange Club President Tom Karnes of Lincoln Park, Michigan, who read a resolution from the national club commending the Columbus chapter for its exemplary performance as it celebrates its 90th year.


Lowndes supes address industry needs, E-911

Posted 4/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine days after a regular board meeting that lasted just one minute and six seconds, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors put in a little overtime Wednesday, meeting for two hours to take care of regular business and conduct a hospital trust fund meeting.


Slimantics: When mama fell, we knew her wishes

Posted 4/16/2015 in Local Columns

It was in 2004, one of those warm, sunny mid-March days that suggests an early spring when mama fell.


Weyerhaeuser donates more than 100K diapers to United Way

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not stretching the point too far to say that 12 months of the year Weyerhaeuser in Columbus makes diapers, but one month out of the year it collects them, too.


MSU AD hopes to keep good thing going

Posted 4/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In his almost five years as Mississippi State Athletics Director, Scott Stricklin has spoken to the Starkville Rotary Club just three times.


Jackson Square gets a little artistic

Posted 4/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been 18 years since Lex Jackson purchased Jackson Square Shopping Center on Highway 45 in Columbus.


Lowndes Co. supes makes appointment to EMCC board

Posted 4/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed Greg Stewart to serve on the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees during it's Tuesday meeting.


Slimantics: Harrell leaves a legacy of love and laughter

Posted 4/1/2015 in Area

Less than 24 hours after Robert Harrell's unexpected death, his family has gathered Tuesday in the home where he raised his seven children next to Old Waverly Golf Club.


MUW rated "Best Value" in state in recent study

Posted 3/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi University for Women begins its search for a new president, a new study on affordable education suggests the job should be appealing to candidates for the position.


Slimantics: Winners all

Posted 3/27/2015 in Local Columns

In roughly 25 years as a sports journalist, I've covered all sorts of basketball games - from Final Fours to the NBA Playoffs to innumerable high school and college games from Florida to California. But I never covered a game quite like the one staged Thursday at the Columbus High gym.


Unemployment dips, but experts say students skew numbers

Posted 3/26/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle saw an impressive dip in unemployment rates over the past month, but the numbers, while generally encouraging, can be a bit deceiving.


Columbus doctors disappointed with Jones' dismissal

Posted 3/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The furor over the forced departure of Dan Jones as Chancellor at the University of Mississippi has reached into almost every corner of the state, including Columbus.


Slimantics: Carryin' on ...

Posted 3/23/2015 in Local Columns

One of the unintended consequences of the technological age, we are told, is a homogenization of American culture. Through technology, our world has become much smaller, mainly because we can communicate instantly with people everywhere, sharing our ideas, beliefs and opinions.


Lowndes Co. schools working toward leaving 'sewer business'

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees goes along with a pair of proposals presented during a board meeting Monday, the district may soon find itself all but out of the "sewer business."


Supes vote to fund small Riverwalk extension

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Riverwalk extension will likely get another extension.


Lowndes unemployment rate above 9 percent

Posted 3/12/2015 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security released its monthly labor report Wednesday, but unlike previous months, the most recent unemployment statistics do not include comparisons to the previous month or year statistics.


Fed official to Kiwanis: Economic outlook good

Posted 3/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martha Perine Beard went out on a high note Wednesday.


Ruling could have major impact on state's insured

Posted 3/11/2015 in State

When the U.S. Supreme Court announces its ruling on the legality of federal subsides for Americans who enrolled for health care through the federal health care marketplace, the decision could have a direct impact on roughly 100,000 Mississippians.


State treasurer: Unemployment, revenue numbers remain strong

Posted 3/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When state treasurer Lynn Fitch visited Columbus Tuesday to speak at the monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women, she had some good news to report but also shared concerns.


Slimantics: Legislature should reject special needs education bills

Posted 3/10/2015 in Local Columns

Today, the Mississippi Senate and House will vote on a pair of bills previously passed by the other chambers that would establish a voucher system to allow parents of special-needs students to enroll children in private schools where, at least theoretically, those students to have a better chance at earning a high school diploma.



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