Articles by Carmen K. Sisson
Local residents and ardent road-trippers will soon have another option on the menu: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, a mainstay of the national food chain, is expected to locate in Columbus early next year.
“It’s like something from a James Bond movie,” a man whispered, watching in awe Friday as Stark Aerospace electro-optical technician Arzell Huggins demonstrated the company’s Pop200 infrared surveillance system.
In West Point, a glimmer of hope: Prospects of a major employer coming to town creates mood of cautious optimism
Slowly, the land is reclaiming what once was a proud, family-owned industry in West Point. What the weeds and ant hills have not taken, the wrecking ball and Mother Nature will eventually destroy.
They came from across the nation, their hair perhaps a little grayer, their steps perhaps a little slower, but their faces as alight with enthusiasm as they were the first day they stepped on campus at Mississippi University for Women. It was a celebration, after all, and the charter class of MUW’s College of Nursing and Speech-Pathology came prepared for the occasion.
Terrie Young was watching television Monday when the words scrolled across the screen. Two bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were dead. Dozens were injured.
“Lord have mercy,” she whispered. And she fell to her knees.
The long blue line is coming home, with hundreds expected to celebrate Mississippi University for Women’s homecoming, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday.
Voters in Caledonia will see a familiar face around Town Hall for the next few weeks.
The War on Weeds is dead in the water — for the moment, anyway.
It had been a perfect day. That’s what Columbus resident and avid runner Brad Atkins couldn’t wrap his head around Monday night. Everything was good, everyone was happy, everything was fine, he kept saying. Everything had seemed fine.
The 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage ended Saturday, concluding what organizers say was the event’s most lucrative year in a decade.
Gilding the Gilmer: Operators hope renovations will again make historic hotel an option for tourists
This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin’ on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business.
Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer — with its prime location on Main Street — would have presided over it all.
With tax day fast approaching, area financial experts are advising people to consider destroying documents they no longer need.
Heather Usry sees the faces behind the statistics every day. Six million children. Approximately 3.6 million cases. One child abuse report filed every 10 seconds. Last year, 120 abused children from 40 Mississippi counties sought refuge in West Point at Sally Kate Winters Family Services, where Usry works as outreach coordinator.
Love it or hate it, the Internet is here to stay, rapidly permeating almost every aspect of our culture.
Once a novelty, digital literacy is now a critical skill, and libraries across the country are scrambling to get their patrons up to speed.
Charter schools could begin showing up in area school districts as early as next year, pending Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature on House Bill 369, which passed the Senate last week 34-18. The governor has said he will sign the bill, opening the door for up to 15 charter schools per year to open in struggling and failing school districts across the state.
Everything was going to be OK, she said. Better than OK. The past few years had been tough, but she was tough, too, and she was going to make it. Wronged in so many ways, she was going to finally set things right. Build a new life for herself and her eight-month-old daughter.
Juniors at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science have spent the entire school year exploring the historical context of issues like race, class, gender and religion as they relate to some of the city’s most notorious residents.
Tonight at 7 p.m., they will present the culmination of that knowledge in the 23rd annual “Tales from the Crypt” at Friendship Cemetery.
The board of aldermen Tuesday night unanimously approved the resignation of acting clerk Krista Hill, who began Feb. 1. Hill filed a workplace harassment complaint Feb. 26, alleging Mayor George Gerhart and political candidate William Darnell had engaged in indecent language and sexual comments that made her uncomfortable.
Her resumé reads like a page-long listing in Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
Senior class president. Class favorite. Most beautiful. Homecoming queen. Honor roll student. Cheerleader. She leads Heritage Academy’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is vice-president of the Beta Club. She is the All-American girl-next-door.
For a half-second Monday night, Edwina Williams was speechless. Known by everyone in Columbus as “Mother Goose,” she is usually found in costume (with her goose by her side), reading to children, or singing, playing the piano or performing as one of her other incarnations — Miz Claus or, most recently, Mrs. Easter Bunny.