Articles by Slim Smith
When Anthony Walker was a kid growing up in the Sandfield community of Columbus, there was always something to do.
Long before he reimagined what downtowns could be, Chris Chain was a swimmer.
In 1956, John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize for his book, “Profiles in Courage,” a collection of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators.
In 1976, the year Jack Reed returned to his hometown of Columbus to begin his medical practice, the hospital was a small facility providing mostly basic services.
Since 2019, The Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition has provided shelter when the winter weather is at its worst.
I turned eight years old in the summer of 1967, which wasn’t one of those milestone birthday years except for one thing, two actually.
This week, initial payments from the American Recovery Act arrived in the offices of local governments.
In the Golden Triangle, funds set aside for cities and counties totaled more than $18 million dollars with the same amount arriving in July 2022.
I don’t often write of my jail/prison experience, which is now 14 years in the rearview mirror, but recent developments prompted a memory that may be relevant to discussion.
Ernie Blackburn, 73, has been a member of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA for about 35 years, he says, and it’s more than just a membership card he’s kept tucked in his wallet.
The new apartment/retail project in a 116-year-old downtown Columbus building has yet to be given a name. But more than four years after Chris Chain
It happens to everybody: You run across something you look at all the time and, then, suddenly and for no particular reason, you really see it. It had previously been part of the landscape, so common as to not warrant attention. Then it’s almost as if time slows and you see that common thing and realize, upon closer inspection, that it is not so common after all.
Like a storm, it had been building all day.
Mississippi State won the College World Series on Wednesday night, and I don’t know what to do about it.
If Oscars were awarded in everyday life, Jan Swoope’s string of Best Supporting Actress honors would have long ago earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Before State Rep. Kabir Karriem dispersed the audience Monday evening at the Columbus Municipal Complex to allow attendees to meet with various service providers, he asked for a show of hands to gauge what services were in greatest demand.
Erica Duran is a month into her job as the Lowndes County Veterans Services officer, but her preparation for the job began long ago and far away.
It never ceases to amaze me how upset people can be over something they know next to nothing about.
COVID-19 gave Rep. Kabir Karriem a couple of extra months to think about what he would tell his constituents in Columbus about the 2021 legislative session.
To say Columbus dentist John Fields is a big fan of the History Channel show “American Pickers” doesn’t adequately capture his enthusiasm for the program.
On June 8, Rod Bobo became the first Black mayor in the city of West’s Point’s 163-year history.