It is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council begin work on their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets, but it is not too soon to give serious thought to a project whose time has come.
Eddie Lee Howard, twice convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of an elderly Columbus woman, is back in court this week.
By the end of next year, Mississippi University for Women plans to be playing ball.
Monday, when it was confirmed that Weyerhaeuser would be selling two of its local production facilities as part of a $2.2 billion deal with International Paper our thoughts immediately turned to the company's long association with the Golden Triangle, particularly Lowndes County.
Each year, the American Cancer Society conducts its largest fund-raising event -- Relay for Life and more than 5,000 events are held in the U.S. and 19 other countries with more than 4 million people participating.
Here's something we do not say often enough: The Golden Triangle needs Columbus Air Force Base.
When measuring the economic health of any city, several factors are considered -- including housing, unemployment, tax revenue.
Perhaps as early as tonight, the Columbus City Council will select a new member of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.
On Wednesday, the Starkville School District invited a group of community leaders to become "Educators for the Day" on its campuses.
In the spring of 2014, when the Columbus Municipal School District began its search for its fourth superintendent in as many years, we urged the school board to bring in a leader whose credibility, integrity, transparency and sound judgment would mark a turning point for a troubled school system.
On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Americans who go to Mars and beyond will someday be called astronauts.
On Tuesday Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, which is widely-regarded as state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.
Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.
There are 40 remaining Saturdays in 2016, including tomorrow. Yet not all Saturdays are created equal.
The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws -- some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.
The act has been committed. The judgments will follow.
There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."
It was a simple idea and simple event. But what we saw left us inspired.