Fall has arrived and, for once, the weather around here seems to be in agreement -- cool mornings and evenings and tolerable afternoons. The older and more sedentary I become, the better I like fall, especially when the calendar and the weather are in harmony.
In Caledonia, 2019 was known as "the year without a pumpkin patch," something the town had not experienced in almost two decades.
It was no trivial matter in the community.
Jake Bandock has been something of a political junkie since seventh grade.
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.
The notice on the door of the Lowndes County WIC Distribution Center had some good news for Carli Hankey of New Hope.
For a day or so, it looked as though Hurricane Sally would touch down on the Mississippi Coast. By Monday, the storm had already entered the gulf and seemed to pause there as if deciding which direction to take.
As is common with presidential elections, area circuit clerks expect a big turnout on Nov. 3.
It's how those votes are cast that may set this year's election apart.
As of this week, it is not a question of if 4-County Electric Power Association will offer broadband internet service, but when.
Weeks after a planned outdoor "streatery" in Starkville faded to black in the face of potential litigation, the lights are on for another outdoor venue downtown.
There's a killer on the loose, last seen in west Oktibbeha County. Details are few.
Last year, when Columbus Municipal School District began making plans for the 200th anniversary of Franklin Academy, the state's first public school, $5,000 was set aside for a rebrand of the district to coincide with the anniversary.
When people talk about today's political environment, the words used most often to describe it are "polarized" or "tribal."
"Big" was the operative word Thursday at the east bank of the Lowndes County Port.
On Wednesday, the state's flag commission made its selection for a new state flag. With more than 3,000 flag submissions, the eight members narrowed the list to two finalists -- the Great River Flag and the Magnolia Flag, the latter designed by Rocky Vaughn of Starkville.
By January, it appeared the time may have come for medical marijuana in Mississippi as the Secretary of State's office certified petitions to permit a ballot initiative to amend the state's constitution.
Bobby Gale's tenure as Columbus fire chief reflected his personality -- quiet, unassuming, steady, devoted to his firefighters and their mission.
Gale, who died Saturday at age 81, provided steady leadership built on his through-the-rank ascension to the chief position.
Columbus Municipal School District fired 21 bus drivers who walked off the job Monday over what the drivers said was an abrupt reduction of their hours.
Board games are out, outdoor activities are in.
The Columbus branch of the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle has resumed its after-school program, but the specter of COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of the club's operations.
In his acceptance speech for the state of Illinois' Republican nomination for President in 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered his "House Divided" speech. Apart from his Gettysburg Address, it is the most famous speech of America's most poetic president.
A decision by about half of Columbus Municipal School District bus drivers to walk off the job over pay issues Monday afternoon had district officials scrambling to return schoolchildren to their homes and arrange for them to be returned to school this morning.
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