In the 1950s, CBS television offered viewers one of the first game shows, "The $64,00 Question," where contestants answered trivia questions for prize money. Today in Columbus, we have The $3.5 Million Question and there's nothing trivial about it.
The race for Ward 1 Columbus City Council position didn't attract much attention, not even from voters. In both Tuesday's runoff, where Esther Stewart edged Liz Terry to win the open council seat, and the Sept. 25 election, which featured a field of nine candidates, about 600 of the ward's roughly 2,700 registered voters made it to the polls.
The city of Starkville is in the midst of a heated debate as it attempts to adjust its code to accommodate an emerging business -- short-term rentals in residential communities such as Airbnb -- while protecting the interests of home-owners in those neighborhoods.
Let's get it right the first time. Between now and the end of the year, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees will do something it has never done before: select a superintendent of schools.
Like a visitor who overstays his welcome, the unrelenting summer of 2019 stubbornly remains - temperatures consistently hitting the mid-90s without much relief in sight even as we approach mid-September.
Along with Eugene O'Neil and Arthur Miller, Columbus-born Tennessee Williams remains recognized as one of the greatest American playwrights of the 21st Century, his plays often plumbing the depths of the heart.
Over the past week or so, much has been said about the cheating scandal involving players on the Mississippi State football and men's basketball team, almost all of it in the context of how it affects the university's athletic teams.
In 2015, Lowndes County voters approved a $44 million bond issue to build/upgrade facilities across the county school district.
Absentee voting is meant to be a tool for voters, not a campaign strategy for candidates. In Columbus, some people don't seem to have gotten that memo.
At first blush, there appears few things the Lowndes County School District, East Mississippi Community College and the city of Columbus have in common. Each has its own unique mission, challenges and responsibilities. What they do share, unfortunately, is serious difficulty in managing their finances.
Since 2009, the East Mississippi Community College football team has won seven state and five national championships, a level of success never before seen on its level of football.
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