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Slimantics: Buses, food, tea and the National Anthem

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Rosa Parks was not opposed to buses. Gandhi harbored no ill will against food. As far as we know, our Forefathers liked tea just fine.


The Running Man: Columbus cardiologist fled Uganda death squads as a teen

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Dr. Julius Kato was just a boy of 14 he began running. He hasn't stopped running since.


OCH could decide on affiliation by June

Posted 5/25/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The OCH Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees held the last of three meetings Thursday to evaluate proposals from three health care systems vying for an affiliation with the hospital.


Paying dividends: West Lowndes students earn big returns in Stock Market Game

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Call them the Wolf Pups of Wall Street.


Local legislators jeer this year's session as unproductive

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's legislative forum at Lion Hills focused on a handful of much-discussed statewide issues -- and one local one.


Slimantics: Restaurant tax is Jeff Smith's albatross

Posted 5/24/2018 in Local Columns

In an earlier time, Rep. Jeff Smith would be known as a dandy, defined as a person unduly devoted to style, neatness and fashion in dress and appearance.


Area unemployment rates remain steady

Posted 5/23/2018 in Area

Unemployment rates continued near historic lows in the month of April based on monthly data released Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


Builder of houses and people: Caledonia builder, Realtor dies at age 89

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

William Vincen "W.V." West, who died Monday at age 89, was a lot of things.


Becoming 'fearless': A former Miss Mississippi finds her calling

Posted 5/19/2018 in Community

Jasmine Murray is making a name for herself in the music business and that name is Fearless.


City, county summer intern programs get green light

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In city government, budget surprises are rarely good news.


Slimantics: 'Identity politics' takes on different meaning with Sherman

Posted 5/18/2018 in Local Columns

Howard Sherman has lived, off and on, in Meridian for the past 18 years.


New county building inspector starts June 1

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar face will soon take over as Lowndes County building inspector, at least to the person responsible for the hire.


Local sports legend Brewer dies at 83

Posted 5/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Brewer, who made a habit of getting what he was never really supposed to have and going places where he was never supposed to go, is coming home.


Disc golf coming to Ola J. Pickett Park

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rarely will you see a proposal greeted more warmly than that presented by Derrick McEwen at Monday's meeting of the Caledonia Park Commission.


Columbus, Starkville post offices participating in Saturday food drive

Posted 5/11/2018 in Area

Saturday is a rare day. The one day a year you can place something at your mailbox and have it delivered without worrying about having proper postage.


Depot developer talks progress, hopes for historic building

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Depot building on the corner of Main Street and 13th Street South was once a bustling location, with tens of thousands of travelers arriving and departing at the train station.


Huebner resigns as president of EMCC

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Huebner has resigned as president of East Mississippi Community College, EMCC Board Chairman Jimmie Moore confirmed Wednesday.


Slimantics: Death, taxes and tuition increases

Posted 5/10/2018 in Local Columns

If you're a college student in Mississippi, the cost of your education went up last week. Again.


Restaurant tax: Juneteenth, Southside Blues festivals canceled over tax uncertainty

Posted 5/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even as the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau still works on a revised budget to stay in operation through the end of the year, organizers for two of the nine festivals the CVB helps fund have announced they will cancel this year's event.


Rite Aid closing on Highway 45

Posted 5/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 1800 Highway 45 N., will close its doors this month after a March deal between the company and Walgreens, the nation's largest pharmacy chain.



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