Robots will not replace plumbers

There are already plenty of reasons to worry about a recession coming along soon.  For starters, the U.S. economy — though not Mississippi’s — has been growing for a decade. The national unemployment rate has been below 4 percent for the last 10 months. By most measurements, we’re overdue for a downturn.


Local ownership helps communities

Author and economic development consultant Quint Studer sees a lot of different communities and makes an interesting point about what makes Columbia stand out: He  noted during a talk to the Marion County Development Partnership that he rarely finds a locally owned bank and was encouraged to see that in Columbia.



Columbia Academy hosted its annual Caleb Coleman Invitational Wednesday and had hundreds of... READ MORE