It is officially summer time! The temperature and student participation in summer camps signal summer is here. The beginning of summer also denotes the completion of another school year. As I look back on the 2018-2019 school year, the Columbia School District has much to celebrate.
A couple weeks ago I did a story on the city of Columbia receiving the Public Safety Award. The city will not receive the award until next week’s Mississippi Municipal League conference, but the award was already announced.
Cellphones have dug their electronic tendrils deep into all of our brains. The devices are programmed to ding and buzz all the time and keep our attention. A world of information is always right there in your pocket, and the temptation is so great to constantly look at it is almost impossible to resist.
Various ways have been tried.
While it’s understandable for people in this day and age to complain about having to pay for any sort of content on the internet, there is a very good reason why we here at The Columbian-Progress have a paywall on our website.
One of my favorite songs is “Bleed the Same” by Mandisa, Kirk Franklin and TobyMac. One of the lines, “We’re more beautiful when we come together” was never more true to me than last Saturday when I not only covered the Unity Walk, but walked along with everyone.
I have been working on just the right words to say to the four or five people who call me every day and say, “I received a call from this number.” For a while, I would just say, “I didn’t call you.” That led to a variety of responses such as a defiant, “Yes you did. It says so right on my phone.”