The good news is that another 3,000 third-graders have gotten a high enough score on Mississippi’s reading test to advance to the fourth grade.
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.
Plenty of people have been paying attention to the TV game show “Jeopardy” in recent weeks, where a professional sports gambler had been on a 32-match winning streak until he lost on the show that was broadcast Monday.
Most of the time, it seems, technology causes more harm than good. Smartphones are doing their best to destroy the minds of an entire generation of youth, as well as contributing to obesity and fraud epidemics. Few could possibly say our society is better off than it was 20 years ago before the internet revolution.
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.”
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.
Clarence Thomas is correct to criticize his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court for dodging a definitive opinion on whether abortion on demand must remain the law of the land.
It’s good news that disc golf returned this week to the Columbia Water Park after participants in the growing sport and the Marion County Board of Supervisors met and came to an agreement about guidelines to follow. As the only such disc golf course in the area, it has potential to bring people into the community.