When the subject of college competition emerges, we most often think of athletics. In a wide variety of sports, Mississippi’s eight state-supported universities compete robustly, often against each other.
On Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council voted to table an appointment to the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors after neither of the two applicants — Quincy Harris and Colin Krieger — were able to get the four votes needed for the appointment.
On Monday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed to allow its road department to assist the Columbus Public Works Department in picking up debris around the city, primarily tree limbs, branches and other yard waste.
On Friday Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves broke his long silence to address the skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers but failed to implement any statewide mandates. As it
Since the turn of the millennium, Lowndes County has seen something of an industrial revolution. Over the past two decades, we’re seen the arrival of steel mills, heavy manufacturing, aerospace technology and, most recently, solar power facilities.
When you see a fat dog, you know its owner needs more exercise.
Before the 1930 baseball season, Yankees’ slugger Babe Ruth signed a one-year contract for $80,000, what was then a staggering sum. The idea that a baseball player could make that sort of money was offensive to some people as the Great Depression descended on the nation.
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With the school year just around the corner, school officials are facing a difficult decision about what COVID-19 protocols should be implemented.
During his appearance at Tuesday’s Columbus Rotary Club, Germain McConnell announced he’ll be leaving the Mississippi School for Math and Science in December after 10 years at the state-run public residential high school, the last eight as the school’s executive director.
The death of Civil Rights leader Bob Moses, 86, on Sunday will be noted across the world by those who believe in the cause of racial justice.
It’s been a busy three weeks since mayor Keith Gaskin and the new Columbus city council was sworn into office. Some of the moves required immediate attention, such as hiring Neel-Schaffer Engineering to take over management of a major street paving project after the city’s contract with J5 Global expired in June and making some key hires, including Mark Alexander Jr. as the city’s interim chief operations officer.
In a few weeks, thousands of kids will return to in-person learning in the Golden Triangle’s public schools, and school boards/administrators want parents to believe
Three hundred years ago, Jonathan Swift made an observation about the gullibility of the human race: “Falsehood flies,” he observed, “and the truth comes limping after it.”
It’s a new issue, but an old problem.
Much of Columbus Mayor Keith Gaskin’s first meeting dealt with normal operations of the city, but there were a couple of important tasks that were completed. First, the city hired Neel-Schaffer to complete the management of the city’s ongoing $6.5 million infrastructure improvement project. Former city project management firm J5 abandoned that project — and all work for the city — at the end of last month with very little notice.
When the historic moment arrived for Mississippi State’s baseball program Wednesday evening, it was accompanied by an element of irony: A goal that had eluded the Bulldogs for generations was, in the end, easily attained.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been to Omaha plenty of times.
The term “ham radio enthusiast” is a redundancy.
On Monday, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on the sale of the former East Oktibbeha High School building, which has been vacant since county and Starkville school districts consolidated in 2015.