Articles by Slim Smith
Long ago, someone explained the difference between white collar and blue collar workers. If you take your shower before going to work, you’re a white collar worker. If you take your shower after you get home from work, you’re a blue collar worker.
As a part of the search committee charged with finding a director for East Mississippi’s $42 million Communiversity in 2019, Macaulay Whitaker recognized almost immediately that Courtney Taylor was just the person for the job.
Rhonda Sanders’ enthusiasm for Halloween is hard to match.
One is a district attorney. The other is a retired judge.
But on a fall day 20 years ago, one was just a student at Millsaps College and the other just a mom helping her son move into his apartment.
On Tuesday night, by a vote of 4-2, the Columbus City Council voted not to hire a forensic auditor to examine the city’s finances.
Even under normal circumstances, many women delay or skip the annual mammograms the American Cancer Society recommends.
A Lowndes County woman has filed suit against Vibrant Church of Columbus, members of its leadership, an umbrella corporation the church operates under and 25 other yet-to-be-identified defendants on five counts, including discrimination/sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. It seeks actual, compensatory, pain/suffering and punitive damages as determined through a jury trial.
In 2019, John Almond was building beds in Columbus, Dickie Bryan was opening up a recovery home for addicted or homeless men in West Point and Evie Vidrine was joining the Columbus Young Professionals.
As originally planned, this would be the year the last of the original members of the Caledonia Park Commission served in overseeing the town’s parks and recreation department.
Slimantics: Thanks to Mississippi legislators, poor people can forget about access to medical marijuana
Assuming that Gov. Tate Reeves calls a special session on a bill hammered out by negotiators from the House and Senate last week, it looks as though Mississippi will finally have a medical marijuana program.
The topic was what kind of exposure did the 2021 NCAA baseball championship bring Mississippi State and by way of introduction, MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter engaged in a game of word association.
Golden Triangle lawmakers say they support the effort to pass legislation to begin a medical marijuana program.
Sunday morning, I learned that Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves would be a guest on CNN’s “State of the Union’’ program, and I recognized an old familiar feeling. It was like being called to the principal’s office: You don’t know what’s going to happen, but you know it isn’t going to be good.
On Saturday evening, an alcohol-related car accident sent a vehicle crashing into the Ranch House Diner on Alabama Street, the third incident of an auto colliding with a building in 10 days and the second in less than 24 hours.
It was 2003 and former President Jimmy Carter was addressing a national optometry conference in Atlanta.
City officials say damage to Columbus Fire Station No. 5, caused when a pickup truck plowed into the building on Sept. 8, was not as extensive as initially feared.
You have to be 18-years-old to serve as an alderman in the city of Starkville.
There is no maturity requirement, however, which in large part explains Ben Carver’s continued presence on the board.
It was the summer of 1972 and, typical of the era, kids were mostly left to their own devices to fill up the long, languid summer days before the start of school.
Beneath still waters, as the song goes, there’s a strong undertow. The surface won’t tell you what the deep water knows.
Although he is probably best known around town in his role as an attorney, Gawyn Mitchell’s interest in flying predates his legal work.