On Tuesday Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly was part of a ceremony at the Capitol in Jackson honoring Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn on legislation to combat human trafficking.
“It is amazing to see how many victims there are in human trafficking even in small-town Mississippi,” Kelly said.
The Columbia Rotary Club presented awards to members during its annual Ladies Night banquet Feb. 13 at the Magnolia Grille.
I may be short, but I have a big mouth. And it usually gets me in a lot of trouble. I am not talking about spilling secrets. That is a no-no. If you trust me with a secret, I hold that trust very dearly and will protect the secret so no my big mouth does not get in trouble that way.
A couple of years ago, after lawmakers and others in Mississippi government were shamed by the revelation of how much campaign money they were using to pay for clothes, cars, apartments and other personal perks, the Legislature tightened up on how the donations could be used.
Over the last 30 years as a member of the Mississippi Press Association (MPA), I have attended dozens of “roasts.” It is MPA’s main fundraiser for its education foundation, which supports journalism internships for Mississippi college students.
Columbia Lions Club Pancake Supper, Feb. 13
Columbia Lions Club will host its annual pancake supper from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the former Columbia Training School. Tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club member or at the door.
William Lavon Sistrunk
Jerry Edward Breakfield