Air Force veteran recalls time as POW in Vietnam

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gene Smith had just released two bombs in the sky over North Vietnam on Oct. 25, 1967, and was pulling out of a dive in his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft when the plane was hit by enemy fire.

Airline consultant predicts business travel will help GTRA rebound quickly from pandemic

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a tough year for airlines, and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport is certainly no exception as the industry struggles with the continuing effects of COVID-19.

Ask Rufus: Art, Hurricanes and French Explorers

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It is amazing how people, places and events are so interconnected.

Pinwheels for peace

Posted yesterday in Community

Imagine more than 200 handmade pinwheels spinning in the breeze, each one bearing a hope for peace from a child. That colorful sight will greet anyone passing Annunciation Catholic School at 232 N. Browder St. in Columbus on Monday -- International Day of Peace.



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Teacher fired for refusing to work in crowded classroom

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Jennifer Brannock

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Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

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