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.
There are people in every community whose main involvement in addressing a problem is confined to complaining about it.
Today, on campuses across the country, there are efforts to create "safe zones," provide "trigger warnings" and combat "micro-aggression."
It's never easy to risk turning away business, especially in Mississippi which is currently in the throes of a severe economic crisis.
Earlier generations of Americans didn't have to give much thought to careers until they approached high school graduation, perhaps even later than that, "undeclared" being a common college major.
Imagine for a moment, if you were among a group of people participating in a peaceful march or protest and you were approached by a cop and told that you, alone, were not permitted to take part.
For more than two years now, Columbus officials have been fighting to overturn two rulings involving cases where the mayor and city council were found to have violated the state's open meeting laws by conducting the public's business privately.
The Columbus Arts Council opened its fifth edition of Possum Town Tales on Thursday evening and will continue through Sunday.
Earlier this month, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Police Chief Oscar Lewis and Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton traveled to Detroit to attend the funeral of the mother of a CPD police lieutenant, spending $4,130.79 of taxpayer money.
By this time next year, Mississippi University of Women will literally be back in the game.
Over the past two years the media and members of the public have multiple times filed open meetings complaints against public bodies in this state.
With the Columbus Redevelopment Authority, the city may be onto something.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said it himself: His job is to be the No. 1 salesperson of the city.
Tuesday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to send a notice of intent to withdraw from its inter-local agreement with the city to operate our parks.
Last week, the Mississippi Department of Corrections acknowledged a change in its prisoner visitation policy.
In non-maritime references, the word "flagship" is used to describe one of a group of things which is recognized for its leadership qualities.
If ever there was a textbook case for the death penalty, this should have been it.
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