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Chancery judges to hold free legal clinic for low-income citizens

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the old quip goes, "Justice may be blind, but it ain't cheap."


Primary run-off elections slated for Tuesday

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Area

The general election ballot will be set Tuesday following a pair of primary run-offs for Democratic U.S. Senate and Republican District 3 House of Representatives, but turnout is expected to be low.


Slimantics: MSU's unlikely run in CWS ends in semifinals with two straight losses to Oregon State

Posted 6/23/2018 in College Sports

Quick. Name the best team in Mississippi State baseball history.


Chancery judges appeal Supreme Court ruling on guns in courthouses

Posted 6/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The three 14th District chancery judges have filed an appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court, asking the high court to reconsider a June 7 ruling that overturned the judges' order to ban guns in courthouses while court is in session.


Slimantics: Democratic run-off will be test of re-tooled state party

Posted 6/22/2018 in Local Columns

Thursday afternoon, David Baria arrived in Columbus for a campaign event at the Lowndes County Courthouse.


Area unemployment spikes, still lower than last year

Posted 6/21/2018 in Area

Although unemployment rates spiked in Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties in May -- increases of anywhere from 1 percent to 1.7 percent compared to April -- data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security suggests that the unemployment rates have flattened after a steady increase over the past year.


Slimantics: Is this what America has become?

Posted 6/21/2018 in Local Columns

You've probably been hearing a lot about the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration, either from Trump and his surrogates or from every Mississippi Republican currently holding office in D.C. or campaigning for one of those seats.


CVB board delays budget discussions

Posted 6/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the same day the City of Columbus issued a reminder to restaurants they should not collect a 2-percent restaurant sales tax after June 30, the body most affected by that change delayed discussion plans for dealing with it.


A patient pastime: Columbus resident styles 'trees in a pot' in ancient horticultural art

Posted 6/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When John Weathers retired and moved to Columbus in 2007, he looked around for something to fill his time. After remodeling his home for about a year, he tried his hand at fishing. After a year of that, he was bored.


Slimantics: It ain't easy bein' Blue

Posted 6/14/2018 in Local Columns

There is one immutable truth for Democrats in Mississippi: Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, comes easy.


Making a splash: Caledonia mulls building splash pad while other area cities praise value of theirs

Posted 6/13/2018 in Area

The town of Caledonia hopes to make a big splash at a one-acre parcel located next to the YMCA.


Slimantics: A lesson for losers

Posted 6/12/2018 in Local Columns

As surely as the sun rose today, there are people in our community whose lives seem irreparably broken.


Church group surveys Pecan Acres residents about possible relocation

Posted 6/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kay Brocato called it "serendipitous." Bishop Lawrence White considered it a small act of providence. Whichever term you prefer, the result was the same. For residents of Starkville's Pecan Acres, it meant another opportunity to have their voices heard.


Holistic health coach shares personal stories of battling addiction

Posted 6/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kristi Porter Carrico has done her research, obtained certifications, read volumes and learned from some of the pioneers of holistic medicine.


Slimantics: Second Amendment jumps the shark

Posted 6/8/2018 in Local Columns

Good sense took a beating Thursday in the Mississippi Supreme Court.


Gas prices up from last year but expected to stabilize

Posted 6/6/2018 in Area

If you are looking for a way to remain optimistic about gasoline prices, the best thing to note is that it could be worse, said Don Redman of AAA, which monitors gas prices.


Supes hear proposal for county baseball fields

Posted 6/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Funding recreation in the county was the topic of the day during Monday's meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.


Trade war could affect Steel Dynamics

Posted 6/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus may find itself in the crosshairs of an international trade war after the Trump Administration said Thursday it would impose steep tariffs on metals imported from its North America trade partners, and Mexico retaliated with its own tariffs.


Escape on the water: Second-place winner in Paddle Fest escaped Cuba on homemade raft in 1994

Posted 6/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Saturday's Island Paddle Fest drew participants from several states, but nobody paddled farther than Roberto Vazquez Ferie.


Low turn-out expected for Tuesday's primary votes

Posted 6/1/2018 in Area

Local circuit clerks expect low turn-out for Tuesday's primary elections.



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