There are two kinds of elected officials: Those who believe in open government and transparency. And those who do not.
Imagine if you awoke one night to discover your house was on fire. What would you do?
In the legal world, there is a distinction between a confession and an admission. But in common use, the distinction between the two is that an admission means owning what is already known.
"Two out of three ain't bad" may be pretty good song lyrics, but it's an awful way to kick off the 2019 gubernatorial campaign.
Not all 1-percent restaurant taxes are the same, apparently, although we have yet to learn why.
Three weeks after an EF-3 tornado swept through Columbus, those most affected by the disaster are still being told them must be patient.
The benefits of living in a college town are hard to overestimate, especially in small towns like Starkville.
The response from citizens after the Feb. 23 tornado has been a source of encouragement for the city of Columbus in the wake of the devastation. Almost as soon as the storm passed, neighbors joined first responders, utility crews and relief organizations to help their neighbors in need.
While portions of the yet-to-be-completed amphitheater were already flooded Friday before Saturday's heaviest rainfall -- the standing room area close to the stage was already flooded -- we do not believe it's fair to call its location a mistake.
There is a common saying, "You get what you pay for."
Businessmen will always tell you that the greatest asset any company has is its employees. Likely, the greatest assets of its community is its citizens.
The resignation of Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle Tuesday does not absolve city officials for their own share of the responsibility for the city's $881,000 budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2018, which ended Sept. 30.
Newspaper employees are not a people apart. Like everyone else, we have families, friends, associations with groups and organizations and personal interests and hobbies.
Unless the success of future generations relies on having dexterous thumbs, it is probably more important than ever that today's connected kids learn to make their own fun.
Social media has its dangers and drawbacks. It is often a source of misinformation, deception and scams and can often appeal to the worst in our nature through cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking and exploitation and crimes against children.
From its inception, our nation was founded on a few basic, if revolutionary, principles including - as Lincoln put it - "government of the people, by the people and for the people."
If you are among those who believe the Boys & Girls Club is basically a day-care program, a visit to one of the Golden Triangle Boys & Girls Clubs will quickly alter that notion.
Each January, we send people to Jackson to represent our voices on the big issues that face our state.
Until Monday' s meeting, it was obvious that the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors had never heard of Kratom, although those in the addiction recovery field have been dealing with the effects of the product for years.
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