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.
Nature can be a magnificent thing when we pause to notice.
There are many, many ways we honor our veterans, all of them merited.
The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the statewide Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) test this week.
Jim Hood has a tough job. In recent years, it's even tougher than it ought to be.
For some time now, city leaders in Columbus have been a door-to-door salesman's dream. Now it appears Lowndes County leaders are equally accommodating.
Generally, summer weekends are a "do it yourself" proposition where arts, entertainment and events are concerned. It's just too hot, the thinking goes.
Tuesday, we told the story of Kay McElroy and the Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary she founded in Caledonia 29 years ago.
Of the many, many voices we hear from Mississippi's elected leaders on the subject of K-12 education, it is interesting that the two most articulate and well-reasoned are, essentially, neighbors.
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