One thing reflects well on the Columbia Police Department as part of the scandal where four former officers were caught having sex with an inmate: It took action when the malfeasance was discovered rather than covering up for its own.
Public health officials repeatedly advise most everyone 6 months and older to take a flu shot, yet many don’t. Sometimes that’s because the science behind a flu shot can be difficult to understand. Thursday we addressed why flu is worse in the winter and how shots are made.
Standards of sartorial splendor in my family are sorely lacking, at least from my 4-year-old daughter’s point of view. Maggie would like to see us dress “fancy,” to use the word she got from the popular girls books, “Fancy Nancy.”
Viruses are among the nastiest creatures, if you can even call something that is not technically alive a creature, known to man. They replicate only within another living being and seem to serve no purpose other than to divide and destroy.
Schools and other events are being cancelled as Marion County braces for an estimated half an inch of snow beginning this afternoon. The Marion County and Columbia School Districts have both dismissed classes early.
Mississippi could become the first state to require a minimum ACT score to receive a high school diploma, as at least one legislator is getting serious about stopping the state’s inflation of its graduation rate.