Monday morning, following the success of Freedom Fest on Saturday, I read an article by Quint Studer, author of “Building A Vibrant Community.” Entitled “Freedom Takes Teamwork,” he applied lessons from the way the founding fathers of the United States worked together toward independence and the formation of our country to how communities today
An entertaining fireworks display Saturday night capped another successful Freedom Fest. It was an impressive show for a city the size of Columbia, and organizers and the public should rightly feel proud.
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to confiscate property on the grounds that it is connected to a crime — without ever convicting someone of the crime. In court, a lower burden of proof applies in these civil cases than in criminal cases, even when valuable property such as the vehicle you drive to work is at stake.
Usually summer is a slow time for communities and, thus, for news. Many people are on vacation, schools are out and the pace is a little slower. That break is a good thing for the most part, especially for young families who tend to stay so busy.
STARKVILLE — The haunting photo of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, on the banks of the Rio Grande at Matamoros, Mexico has now — for good or ill — become the face of the immigration debate in America.
STARKVILLE — Among most of his supposed 2020 Democratic presidential primary opponents — particularly those hitching their political wagons to the New Left — Joe Biden’s recent comments on the days when those with significant differences within their own parties and certainly with those in the opposing parties could reach out and work together