The idea of a sportsplex in Columbia isn’t new. It was brought up at a 1997 Chamber of Commerce forum as a way to “enhance the quality of life outside of the workplace,” according to an editorial published in this newspaper at the time.
STARKVILLE — A Democratic New Jersey congressman recently vented his contempt for so-called ‘moocher states’ like Mississippi that receive more money from the federal government than they send back to Washington in the form of taxes.
Some Louisiana lawmakers shook up the establishment this week, and there really isn’t a more encouraging sign. This isn’t about the law itself but rather their willingness to go against their party’s national stance and not back down when criticized.
Parents looking for something fun to do this summer can find two great children’s museums within an easy drive of Columbia.
The Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson and the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport both pack in an amazing amount of things that kids love to do in unique buildings.
STARKVILLE – As noted more often than this writer cares to remember, the fact is that public health care for Mississippi’s poor, working poor, uninsured or underinsured is in the poorest state in the union an expense that will ultimately be borne by the taxpayers.
Before Brown v. Board of Education ordered desegregation of public schools, before Emmett Till’s murder woke up the nation, before the Freedom Riders drew attention to conditions for black people in the South, before the Voting Rights Act guaranteed everyone equal access to the polls, there was Jackie Robinson.
Back in the days when daily newspapers published free obituaries, reporters assigned to write them sometimes jokingly complained about retired farmers. Their list of survivors tended to be long, thus requiring more time to type them into the obits, as well as increasing the possibility for error, such as misspelling a name.