Ever since FDR and the New Deal, there has been a robust debate over what to do about the nation's poor.
Monday's regular meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees deteriorated into a three-hour spectacle of petty bickering, icy exchanges and dogged devotion to personal agendas.
On Monday, Lewis Whitfield of the CREATE Foundation spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club about the challenges facing our region.
The game had ended and the players were leaving the field, all except for one 8-year-old.
An estimated half-million boys play high school basketball, but few play it as well as Robert Woodard II.
If you have ever attended a workshop or seminar that focuses on communication, you are familiar with this exercise: The trainer whispers a bit of information -- usually a sentence, maybe two -- into the ear of the first person, who turns and relays that information to the next person.
Tuesday, voters in Mississippi's First Congressional District will go to the polls to choose their representative in the U.S. House.
On Tuesday, north Mississippi voters will go to the polls to select the person who will represent District 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn, Jr., meet in the run-off.
Few things have been under greater attack in the age of the personal computer and social media than the craft/art/discipline of spelling.
Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.
When the Columbus city council voted 5-1 against granting the annual Juneteenth Festival, held each year at Sim Scott Park, permission to sell beer this year, county supervisor Leroy Brooks denounced the decision as election-year politics.
It is an important job few seem to want, where success is best measured by what you don't see.
The Canadian rock group "Five Man Electrical Band" might well have slipped into musical obscurity had it not been for its single U.S. hit, "Signs."
When the results of the state-mandated "third-grate gate" assessment were announced last week, two school districts out of 155 reported a 100-percent passing rate.
When voters passed a $44 million bond for additions and improvements in the Lowndes County School District by the narrowest of margins, it brought to an end a difficult 10-month struggle for bond supporters.
Law enforcement officers have been much in the news in recent weeks, for varying reasons -- all of them heart-breaking.
Not all famous people are important; a cursory glance of pop culture landscape will confirm that.
Although April's wet weather has caused some delays with the city of Columbus' paving projects, the project should be completed this month. Still though, a new decision about paving awaits the council.
On April 28, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders, informing him the city wanted to operate and manage the new small arms firing range, which was funded by both the county and city.
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