Articles by Slim Smith
The city of Columbus Hiring Committee interviewed the two finalists for the Chief Operation Officer position on Tuesday, but a time-table for a final decision on the position remains unclear.
The suspect in a Sunday night shooting that sent three people to the hospital with gunshot wounds is in custody, the Columbus Police Department announced Tuesday evening.
Until recently, charging your electric vehicle at a public charging station was sort of like a full-time job. Although the charging time varies, the average time required to fully charge an electric vehicle (EV) at those stations is eight hours.
The new year has meant renewed challenges for schools as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads through communities, straining resources and, in some cases, shutting down on-campus learning.
In every session of the legislature, there are bills introduced and sometimes passed into law that exist primarily as an exercise in political grandstanding. They add nothing, subtract nothing, change nothing,
In his 15 years as a Columbus city councilman, Fred Stewart rarely claimed the spotlight. He was content to leave most of the debating to others, instead preferring a low-key approach.
The Mississippi legislature is likely to pass a bill to create a medical marijuana program in the state, perhaps by the end of the week. When that happens, it will put the onus directly on Gov. Tate Reeves, the pseudo-moralist whose opposition to medical marijuana was softened, but not disappeared.
If ever a law did exactly what it was intended to do, this was it, said Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins.
The idea, surely an unpopular view in some quarters, has been rolling around in my head for some time now, so I am choosing today to share it so that I can start off the new year with an unfettered mind and a clean slate.
It was a year of a new administration and old worries, a pandemic that seems to have no end, tragedy and triumphs.
Starkville’s Year in Review: MSU wins national baseball championship; city adds to territory, makes big changes at parks
It was a year of triumphs and tragedies, new possibilities and persistent problems, of expansion and change.
Mayor Keith Gaskin announced during his Wednesday press conference that he will be burying a time capsule at city hall on New Year’s Eve.
“A Christmas Carol,” has always been my favorite Christmas movie, and I’m a pushover for any retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novella.
People bring all sorts of things to Homecoming events.
But Chelesa Presley is probably the only one bringing diapers.
Katie McDill Studdard isn’t exactly sure the time or circumstance, but as a teen she recalls her mom, in a moment of mild exasperation, turning to her and saying, “Everything has to be the hard way with you, doesn’t it?”
If mom had only known.
Most high school basketball teams have public address announcers whose job it is to announce starting lineups, substitutions, foul calls, etc.
Heritage Academy has Jason McElveen, who has expanded that traditional role of P.A. announcer, pumping up the crowd, often serenading fans, karaoke-style, with his own playlist.
For the past four years, representatives from the Greenfield Multistate Trust have held meetings in Columbus to provide information on the clean-up efforts at the old Kerr-McGee site in Columbus.
Over the next few years, communities everywhere will have an opportunity to shape their future on a scale not seen since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, and I’m reminded of the words of George Bernard Shaw: “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”
Greenfield Environmental Trust Group Director of Environmental Programs Lauri Gorton, along with other officials in charge of the clean-up at the Kerr-McGee property in the Memphistown area of Columbus reported Tuesday a major milestone has been reached.
I used to be a big Fox News viewer back in the late 90s when I was a conservative Republican who had never voted for a Democrat.