There has long been an unwritten rule that columnists don't use their columns to take shots at what other columnists have written. That's a position I have always embraced, but there are exceptions.
Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tate Reeves issued a state-wide "shelter in place" order, one of three such orders made that day, along with Florida and Georgia. Only five states have yet to announce such orders, so Mississippi was not dead last to the party, which I suppose is something to be congratulated.
John Acker, chairman of the Columbus Redevelopment Authority and longtime State Farm agent, died Tuesday evening from an apparent medical condition.
Leigh Walker's workspace moved a few weeks ago.
Then, she worked mainly out of an office in the back of the OxyCare Plus building on Wilkins Wise Road. Now she spends most of her time in the front lobby of the building, watching through locked doors for customers.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is shutting down production at its West Point manufacturing plant for two weeks, beginning Saturday, in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Japan-based company announced Friday.
During Gov. Tate Reeves' teleconference with county supervisors throughout the state Wednesday, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Greg Michel provided an update on the medical supplies needed to fight the COVID-19 virus.
Paccar Engine Company became the first local industry to close operations in response to the COVID-19 virus.
It's only been a couple of weeks since Americans have been "sheltering at home," yet some folks are already showing signs of discontent.
Tony Phinisey has been a full-time personal trainer for about three years now, but his passion for fitness goes back 50 years or more.
Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order Thursday morning to close all public schools in the state until April 17 in light of the spread of COVID-19.
My parents were born more than 100 years ago and grew up in an era when survival depended on hard work.
Both had only a high school education.
Since Monday, school districts in Columbus and Starkville, along with a Starkville grocer, have provided more than 3,500 meals to home-bound kids.
On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Monroe County, a sure sign that the dreaded virus is very near to us all. As of Monday there are 12 confirmed cases in Mississippi. Nationally, the number of cases is a 3,487, including 68 deaths.
It was a question Shannon McPherson couldn't answer, at least not with numbers.
McPherson, the marketing director for Eat With Us Group -- which owns restaurants in Columbus and Starkville, such as Harvey's, Sweet Peppers and The Grill -- was asked about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the company's businesses.
Starting in October, airline passengers must have a special designation on their driver's licenses in order to go through airport security checkpoints and board planes for travel.
With the arrival of the COVID-19 coronavirus, there are more questions than answers.
Among them, "What happens when I go to the doctor's office or hospital with possible coronavirus symptoms?"
On Sunday mornings, millions of Americans regularly engage in behavior health officials urge people to avoid as the leading edge of the COVID-19 coronavirus arrives in the U.S.
When Giles Ward was chosen as Mississippi's Complete Count chairman for the 2020 U.S. Census last year, former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour gave him a call.
Low or pretty good?
While voters continue to go to the poll today to cast ballots in the Democratic and Republican primaries, the expected turnout varies.
When his work as chairman of the Complete Count committee for the city of Columbus was over in 2010, David Armstrong consoled himself with a pleasant thought.
"I remember saying to myself, 'I won't have to do that again,'" said Armstrong, the city's chief operating officer. "But here we are."
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