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.
When voters go to the poll Tuesday for the primary election, they will have a total of 11 candidates for Governor to choose from -- eight Democrats and three Republicans. With that many candidates, it's hard for any to stand apart on an issue.
At the turn of the 20th Century, the presence of an automobile on the streets of Columbus was something of a sensation. Back then, automobiles were little more than a novelty and if you had asked citizens whether automobiles would ever become the primary source of transportation, you would have likely encountered some skepticism.
For some misguided officials, open records laws appear to be merely a tool they wield to shield actions from public view in some cases or to punish those who have fallen out of favor in others.
Many people are familiar with the story of Esther from the Bible. For those who aren't, it was the story of a Jewish woman married to the king of Persia, who was called upon to use her influence to save the captive Jews under Persian rule from persecution.
On Monday, during open session of a Lowndes County School Board meeting, board president Robert Barksdale made a phone call from the board table.
Monday, the Lowndes County School District voted to raise local taxes by four percent to ensure it had the reserve funds required by state law.
For almost two years now, the city of Starkville has made known its desire to annex portions of the county, most notably on the east side of town.
It might surprise you to know that arid Arizona often has a flooding problem, one that it can do little to mitigate. Despite an average annual rainfall of eight inches, street flooding is a common occurrence during July, referred to as the monsoon season.
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