When the subject of poverty and homelessness comes up, a popular saying is never far from the lips: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
For all its merits, the old Chinese proverb diminishes the urgency of the immediate need. A hungry person needs food now.
A Lowndes County member of the East Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees said he would have raised the idea of selling Lion Hills Center and Golf Course in an executive session of the board’s meeting Monday night, had the board not voted down his motion to enter closed determination for the second month in a row.
Following the termination of four Lion Hills Club employees in early March and conflicting information on why they were let go, Lowndes County trustees on the board of East Mississippi Community College sought answers.
Misconduct or restructuring? Terminated Lion Hills employees question circumstances surrounding their firing
While East Mississippi Community College officials said four positions from Lion Hills have been cut as cost-saving measures, two of those fired employees say their termination letters claim they were let go for misconduct — which the employees said caught them off guard.
Today marks the beginning of two weeks of free GED practice tests nationwide.
For chef and restaurateur Sarah Labensky, the culinary world isn’t just a profession: It is a lifestyle.
Labensky is known to many throughout Columbus for her role as the founding director at the Mississippi University for Women Culinary Institute and, most recently, as the owner of the Front Door Back Door restaurant, which she sold in September.
Recently the Columbus Country Club was sold at auction to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC). Up until this sale there were only two other golf courses located in the Columbus area, Elm Lake and Green Oaks. The three golf courses were not adversarial and each offered their members something different. This has all suddenly changed.
It’s official. The transfer of the Columbus County Club to East Mississippi Community College took place today at 12 a.m. After toiling more than a year in bankruptcy, the country club was sold to EMCC for $1.6 million during an auction Oct. 5.