The heritage of the Air Force in the Golden Triangle runs deep.
As Hurricane Irma tracked across the Caribbean last week, we got frequent updates of where it was and where landfall might be.
One of the earliest styles of architecture in the south and the style of the some of the oldest surviving houses in Columbus is the raised cottage.
I grew up claiming the Black Prairie as home. Named after its rich black or charcoal colored soil the Black Prairie stretches in a crescent shape from northeast Mississippi to south west Alabama.
Lately I have been asked about some of the old church buildings of Columbus that have been lost to so-called progress.
The past few days have been fun, informative and poignant for me.
Apparently there is confusion over the year in which Columbus should celebrate its bicentennial.
Offset streets and city blocks across South Side and along Military Road and Waterworks on North Side show the footprints of Columbus' earliest days.
My grandchildren Harper and Sykes are visiting from Virginia and wanted to go hunting, dinosaur and shark hunting.
In history books we read the big picture of important events, but all too often the details and working personalities behind those events are overlooked.
Last week, I ventured south to spend a day at Episcopal Camp Bratton-Green, 9 miles north of Canton, at Way.
Karen and I began our Independence Day weekend traveling to the Delta and visiting a place that time surely has forgotten.
To celebrate Independence Day, there will be a grand fireworks show at the Stennis Lock and Dam, East Bank, on July 1.
On Friday the Billups-Garth Foundation presented to the S.D. Lee Home a 153-year-old wooden crutch with the owner's name carved across it. It is a grand example of how confusing history can be.
Are there really Civil War tunnels under Columbus? That is one of the questions I am most frequently asked, and within the last two weeks, three people have asked me that again.
I had not decided what to write about this week until I came across an article in a May 10, 1842, Columbus newspaper announcing that construction was about to start on a bridge across the Tombigbee River at Columbus.
There is a strange web about this world that sometimes makes it seem like a much smaller place than it is.
During World War II, my father, Rufus Ward Sr., was a B-17 tail gunner in the 337th Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group based at Snetterton Heath, England.
So often when we think of the grand beauty of nature, we think of impressive sights such as Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.
My plan for today's column was to put together a walking tour of a historic area on the north side of Main Street in Columbus.
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