Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves maintains Mississippi’s graduation rate has risen to the national average over the past five years because the state has held students to higher standards.
It is officially summer time! The temperature and student participation in summer camps signal summer is here. The beginning of summer also denotes the completion of another school year. As I look back on the 2018-2019 school year, the Columbia School District has much to celebrate.
A couple weeks ago I did a story on the city of Columbia receiving the Public Safety Award. The city will not receive the award until next week’s Mississippi Municipal League conference, but the award was already announced.
First I would like to thank the fine people employed by The Columbian-Progress for doing a commendable job of reporting our local news. In all fairness they are printing articles and viewpoints regardless of whether they personally agree with them or not, which is the reasoning behind my previous comments.
Cellphones have dug their electronic tendrils deep into all of our brains. The devices are programmed to ding and buzz all the time and keep our attention. A world of information is always right there in your pocket, and the temptation is so great to constantly look at it is almost impossible to resist.
Various ways have been tried.
The bipartisan sentiment building up in Washington against social media giants Facebook and Google suggests that in the not-too-distant future, changes will be forced on them to reduce their monopolies, curb their snooping and better police the content they distribute.
While it’s understandable for people in this day and age to complain about having to pay for any sort of content on the internet, there is a very good reason why we here at The Columbian-Progress have a paywall on our website.