Four months ago, the Columbus City council voted to set aside $3 million of its $5.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for stormwater infrastructure to alleviate frequent flooding in areas of the city.
Older readers may remember a time when education began at age 6 with the first grade.
At first blush, it may seem like just another old proverb:
There are some laws and ordinances that are never enforced.
This newspaper, like most other print media, strives to always report stories as accurately as possible. That’s sometimes challenging, especially considering constant deadlines and the fact our reporters and editors have to become experts on subjects in very short order.
We ask a lot of our school teachers that go beyond the title itself.
For older readers, the high school research paper meant taking an assigned topic and spending long after-school hours in the public library navigating the mysteries of card catalogs and the Dewey Decimal System, scanning the pages of thick books to find a relevant nuggets or two, compiling bibliographies and footnotes, followed by the arduous chore of putting all those elements together, typed and double-spaced, into some sort of coherent manuscript.
Call it an occupational hazard.
There is often a thumb on the scale of justice, particularly when it comes to a person’s economic status. The wealthier you are, the better the outcome in most cases and those disparities begin to emerge even before the trial process.
On April 8, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month, as he has in each of the three years since he became
One of the great things about spring is the arrival of homegrown fruits and vegetables that we enjoy through the summer.
Imagine if, right here in our backyard, there were an affordable, family-friendly, educational, award-winning event featuring local students who’ve devoted months of research and rehearsal to a production that has gained national acclaim for the past three decades?
The last thing a drowning man needs is more water.
It has been said that a half-truth is a whole lie. But in some cases, a half-truth is worse than an outright lie. It is often a mingling of fact and falsehood that can cloud understanding, create division and sow the seeds of mistrust.
There has rarely been a more popular bill to come out of the Mississippi legislature than House Bill 530, which provides Mississippi’s public school teachers with their first substantial raise in 25 years. After the bill emerged from conference, the Senate passed the bill unanimously (51-0) while only five of 173 representatives opposed the measure.
March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. You probably didn’t know that, which is the whole point of this editorial.
For local governments, hiring a chief financial officer is always important. As the person tasked with managing the budget on a daily basis, the work he or she does affects almost every aspect of city operations.
Years from now, when the purifying effect of time allows us to take a dispassionate view of the COVID-19 crisis, we will ask why it was that Mississippi suffered so badly from the pandemic relative to other states.
Litter, like the weather, is something easy to complain about but harder to change, at least on a community-wide level.
For some time now, Mississippi’s leaders have pushed restrictive abortion laws as proof that it wants to make Mississippi the safest place for children in the nation, a place where even children yet to be born are afforded state protection.