Imagine there was a disease that cost the lives of 35,000 Americans each year.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon have a new superintendent of schools, its fourth since 2012.
For the past 80 years, overtime pay has been a standard practice in the workplace.
When you speak to people who grew up in what is known as the Sandfield Community 40, 50 years ago, the portrait they paint of the historic black community on the city's south side stands in stark contrast to what it has become in recent years.
This week, the Lowndes Community Foundation and the CREATE Foundation released a report on the information it gathered from a community meeting focused on the future of the county in March.
Over its almost 200-year history, the city of Columbus has had many days to celebrate.
The first Saturday in May is always the busiest day of the year in downtown Columbus. That will be no exception this year, as the 23rd annual Market Street Festival brings hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors to our downtown.
During Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, there were two items on the agenda that seemed sure to widen the gulf that has seemed to separate Lowndes County and the city of Columbus.
In recent years, it has been argued that too much emphasis has been placed on standardized tests and college-track education, to the detriment of arts and vocational programs.
For the past three years, the Mississippi Legislature has been warned about the deteriorating conditions of our state's roads and bridges. For the past three years, nothing has been done.
Near the end of Monday's Columbus-Lowndes Convention & Visitors board meeting, Harry Sanders posed a question to Rep. Jeff Smith.
This week, the Lowndes County School District and Columbus Municipal School District paid a combined $4,000 to bring the RISE ABOVE Red Tails program to its middle-schoolers.
Imagine you opened a small business.
Mississippians have long understood the importance of a strong work ethic and believe that, like all skills, it is something that can and should be taught at an early age.
Spring comes every year, and yet it's new every morning. Sam left before dawn, headed to the fishing hole. With fishing it's important to be first to the hole. I roused slightly, saying our goodbyes, then dozed off again until I heard the birds singing.
The idea of raising taxes is popular nowhere. Rare is the politician who even hints at such a thing on the campaign trail.
In the aftermath of the failed effort to extend Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant tax, the question that is most prominent now is, "Now, what?"
It's been 10 days since we learned that the effort to extend the county's 2-percent restaurant tax had died in the legislature.
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