Dec 19

Merry Christmas from Real Media and WOT2A (Video)

Merry Christmas from Real Media and WOT2A (Video)   If you loved the pictures, you will love the video! http://video214.com/play/eozsns5ZzY2cPRLfy010Pg/s/dark Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are Read more […]

Dec 19

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Answering Machines at Homeless Hotline

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Answering Machines at Homeless Hotline Too many homeless veterans aren’t getting the services they need when they call the hotline. The VHA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is supposed to provide 24/7 Read more […]

Dec 18

Merry Christmas from Connie Gore

Merry Christmas from Connie Gore  Here is Connie in the Christmas Mood!  You have to love every minute of it!  And you should.   And thanks again to the amazing Tim Thompson!!!     Real Readiness/Real Media is proud Read more […]

Dec 18

Mississippi University for Women to raise awareness of healthy eating

Mississippi University for Women to raise awareness of healthy eating COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women plans to make Mississippi healthier with mobile kitchen demonstrations of healthy ingredients and food preparation. In Read more […]

Dec 18

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta: Pet’s First Visit to the Veterinarian

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta:  Pet’s First Visit to the Veterinarian DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m planning to adopt a cat soon. This is my first pet, and I’m looking forward to caring for it. The local shelter gave me a few instructions to follow, pre-adoption, Read more […]

Dec 17

Sprint To End NASCAR Sponsorship after 2016 By Bryan Law

Sprint To End NASCAR Sponsorship after 2016 By Bryan Law What looked like a marriage made in Heaven when Sprint became corporate sponsor for NASCAR’s top level will sadly come to an end in 2 more years. Sprint has announced they will not renew Read more […]

Dec 17

Merry Christmas from Cori White

Merry Christmas from Cori White For all you Cori fan’s out there, here you go and Merry Christmas!  It is Santa Hat time for our favorite Tattooed Girl!  And yes there will be more in 2015.  And thanks again to the amazing Tim Thompson! Slideshow:   Real Read more […]

Dec 17

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs Texas by Bryan Law

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs Texas by Bryan Law  If it’s anything I love to see it is a current SEC school going against old foes from former conferences. Arkansas and Texas were both in the Southwest Conference during their vintage Read more […]

Dec 17

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Leaky Window Sash Is a Simple Fix

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Leaky Window Sash Is a Simple Fix Q: One of the windows in our bedroom is leaking air underneath the bottom sash. On cold days I can feel air flowing between the sash and the windowsill, and condensation often Read more […]

Dec 16

Baptist Golden Triangle—January Events

Baptist Golden Triangle—January Events CPR Classes are offered at Baptist Golden Triangle, 6 p.m., in the Patient Tower. January classes will be held on Monday, Jan. 12 and Jan 26. Pre-registration is required. Call the Education Department at (662) Read more […]

Dec 16

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: LSU vs Notre Dame by Bryan Law

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: LSU vs Notre Dame  by Bryan Law  This matchup looks pretty fun to watch. Every once in a while, Notre Dame plays a SEC team. Of course the last time they did they got drummed by Alabama 42-14 in the Read more […]

Dec 16

Thinkin’ Out Loud Article: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Christ In Christmas By Greg Allen

Thinkin’ Out Loud Article: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Christ In Christmas Christmas isn’t about mistletoe, roasting chestnuts, or some fat guy sliding down the chimney.  It’s more like “Peace on earth; goodwill toward man.”  It’s the birth Read more […]

Dec 16

Political Cartoons For December 16, 2014

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Dec 16

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Christmas at the Battle of the Bulge

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Christmas at the Battle of the Bulge  “Sir, this is Patton talking … You have just got to make up Your mind whose side You’re on. You must come to my assistance, so that I may dispatch the entire German Army as a birthday Read more […]

Dec 16

EMCC HOLDS FALL COMMENCEMENT FOR GED GRADUATES

EMCC HOLDS FALL COMMENCEMENT FOR GED GRADUATES Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Please go by www.facebook.com/rspublishing and hit the LIKE button for us and Join the Real Media Read more […]

Dec 15

More Christmas Cheer from WOT2A and Real Media!!

More Christmas Cheer from WOT2A and Real Media!!   Read more […]

Dec 15

Merry Christmas from WOT2A and Real Media!!

Merry Christmas from WOT2A and Real Media!! Read more […]

Dec 15

TaxSlayer Bowl: Tennessee vs Iowa by Bryan Law

TaxSlayer Bowl: Tennessee vs Iowa by Bryan Law This is the one thing Volunteer fans have waited for since 2010: a bowl game. After squeezing by Vanderbilt, they became bowl eligible for the first time in 4 years. Becoming eligible is not the only Read more […]

Dec 15

Time to Awaken yet? By Darren Walker

Time to Awaken yet? By Darren Walker Yes, it is time for me to move away from my computer and stand up and say “I am a nerd and I am proud”. What do you mean you already knew that? In just 52 short weeks the next Star Wars film is planned Read more […]

Dec 15

NBC Avoids the Nightly News by Tom Darby

NBC Avoids the Nightly News by Tom Darby NBC Nightly News remains the only national broadcast to completely have ignored ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the “stupidity” of voters. Instead of airing what Gruber said, they have done Read more […]

Dec 15

Remind me again – WHICH is the “Majority Party”? by Alexander Scipio

Remind me again – WHICH is the “Majority Party”? by Alexander Scipio After this nonsensical spending bill it’s obvious that Democrats won’t just be “leading as the minority” other than in name; they’ll just be leading, period. The GOP Read more […]

Dec 15

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: The End Is Near for Savings Bonds

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles:  The End Is Near for Savings Bonds When you live long enough, you often see old things come around again as new. Hemlines go up and down, hairstyles change. But sometimes the good stuff goes away and doesn’t come Read more […]

Dec 14

Auburn Names Will Muschamp Defensive Coordinator by Bryan Law

Auburn Names Will Muschamp Defensive Coordinator by Bryan Law If it’s one thing the Auburn Tigers needed to improve on was defense. Well today that wish has come true. After being let go as Florida head coach,was named defensive coordinator Read more […]

Dec 14

Sunday Bible Time for December 14, 2014

Sunday Bible Time for December 14, 2014   BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey Is the book of Luke in the Old or New Testament or neither? For the journey to Bethlehem, how did Mary and Joseph travel? Bible not specific, Walked, Rode donkey, Read more […]

Dec 14

Sunday Comics for December 14, 2014

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Dec 13

Outback Bowl: Auburn vs Wisconsin by Bryan Law

 Outback Bowl: Auburn vs Wisconsin by Bryan Law Both teams have taken unexpected turns as far as coaching changes are concerned. Auburn fired defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson after being drummed for 30 or more points in the last 5 SEC Read more […]

Dec 13

CAFB— Pilot Partner Program 2014

CAFB— Pilot Partner Program 2014 “Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, presents Mr. Chuck Bigelow of Stark Aerospace and Mrs. Marleen Hansen of Cartney-Hunt House Bed and Breakfast with plaques honoring their commitment to Read more […]

Dec 13

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek 1. Six players have hit 200 or more home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals. Name four of them. 2. Entering 2015, who had the better record of franchises that started play in 1993: the Colorado Rockies or the Miami Marlins? 3. Read more […]

Dec 13

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors – Monday, December 15, 2014

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors – Monday, December 15, 2014 Monday, December 15, 2014 9:00 A.M. Agenda  Call to Order: President Harry Sanders Invocation: Board Member Pledge of Allegiance   Adopt Agenda Amend Agenda Announce Read more […]

Dec 13

W graduates encouraged to stay in Mississippi and make a difference

W graduates encouraged to stay in Mississippi and make a difference COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippians have a lot to be proud of when it comes to their state. Just ask Gov. Phil Bryant, who was in Columbus Friday afternoon to deliver the commencement Read more […]

Dec 13

EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES East Mississippi Community College held 2014 fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 12 at its Scooba and Golden Triangle campuses. The ceremonies included students who graduated during the summer Read more […]

Dec 12

Belk Bowl: Georgia vs Louisville by Bryan Law

Belk Bowl: Georgia vs Louisville Both teams have had interesting situations before and during the season. Todd Gurley unexpectedly gets suspended for getting paid for autographs while Nick Chubb fills in for him. After he comes back, he tears Read more […]

Dec 12

CIA, Torture and America by Alexander Scipio

CIA, Torture and America by Alexander Scipio I’ve been on the front lines of those ridiculing the idea that torture doesn’t work (really? How’d we find bin ladin?), saying that I would do just about anything were the lives of my family – Read more […]

Dec 12

The Adventures of the VIP: Meeting Fashion Designer Rebecca Minkoff By: Abby Hathorn

Meeting Fashion Designer Rebecca Minkoff Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! So, I made a one-day, round trip from Johnson City to Birmingham recently to meet and chat with another one of my fashion heroes, Rebecca Read more […]

Dec 12

The W earns SACS 10-year reaffirmation

The W earns SACS 10-year reaffirmation COLUMBUS, Miss. — The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation of Mississippi University for Women for another 10 years. The decision represents Read more […]

Dec 12

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Trusting the OIG

The snafu in Phoenix, with its claims that 40 veterans died because of scheduling problems, got our attention. What has us perking up our ears now is the allegation that the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs hid Read more […]

Dec 11

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Missouri vs Minnesota by Bryan Law

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Missouri vs Minnesota by Bryan Law Although they didn’t win the SEC Championship for the second straight year, Missouri does at least get a New Year’s Day bowl. Being SEC runner-up is not all that bad when you Read more […]

Dec 11

Posing As An Adult: The Week I Tried Meth (I’m Heisenberg-lite) by Emily Gaither

I didn’t really try meth. Call off the authorities. It’s called dramatic license. What did actually transpire is that my sinuses arose in a coup against my tiny nose and less tiny head. I went to the local chain apothecary with this desperate plea,”Look, Read more […]

Dec 11

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Salvaging a Fire Pit

Q: My parents have a freestanding copper fire pit in their backyard that they never use — except when we visit. They refuse to cover it up, so the pit fills with water, the copper discolors and the grates rust. Every year I end up buying replacement Read more […]

Dec 10

The W celebrates academic completion for its students

The W celebrates academic completion for its students COLUMBUS, Miss. — As it prepares for fall commencement, Mississippi University for Women is leading all state universities in the number of full-time students who finish their degrees. The Read more […]

Dec 10

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: Ole Miss vs TCU by Bryan Law

One team comes off an impressive win while another looks to blow off steam when they come to Atlanta for the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. Ole Miss finishing off the regular season reclaiming the Egg Bowl from Mississippi State gives them huge momentum Read more […]

Dec 10

BUSHBABY BALLISTICS by Jay Morrish

  There is a cute, cuddly, little primate in Africa called a Bushbaby.  It weighs about six pounds (most of the weight is vocal chords) and has large ears and big round eyes.  It looks a bit like a Gremlin and is the sort of animal women call Read more […]

Dec 10

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta: Dog Balks at Wheelchair

DEAR PAW’S CORNER:  My 9-year-old Shih Tzu “Mitzi” developed a hip problem due to an injury she suffered when much younger (she was a rescue). It’s become almost impossible for her to walk, and her veterinarian recommended she start using a “wheelie” Read more […]

Dec 10

The W finishes in top 20 for national recognition for community service

COLUMBUS, Miss. – For the fourth time, Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This year, it achieved even higher standing. In addition to being named on the President’s Read more […]

Dec 09

Capital One Orange Bowl: Mississippi State Vs Georgia Tech by Bryan Law

After the year Mississippi State had, it was almost hard to not give them a major bowl even though they were beat by Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. Having huge wins against LSU and Auburn really had an impact on their season. Although they lost their number Read more […]

Dec 09

Women of the Second Amendment — Erin Petty

Women of the Second Amendment — Erin Petty Erin is bold, confident and proud to be part of the Women of the Second Amendment.  She is a real Southern Chick!! Women of the Second Amendment is part of the This Is Real Readiness brand. Real Read more […]

Dec 09

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN:The Ferguson Charade

The White House response to Ferguson wouldn’t be complete without a meeting with Al Sharpton, the infamous agitator who has become President Barack Obama’s “go-to man on race,” in the words of a Politico headline from last August. So Sharpton was Read more […]

Dec 09

Political Cartoons for December 9, 2014

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Dec 09

BILLBOARD COMMITTEE MEETING CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS DECEMBER 10, 2014 9:30 A.M.

BILLBOARD COMMITTEE MEETING CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS  DECEMBER 10, 2014 9:30 A.M.   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Billboard Committee of the City of Columbus will have a meeting. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m., December 10, 2014, in the Mayor’s Read more […]

Dec 08

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Playoff): Alabama Vs Ohio State by Bryan Law

Okay let’s face it, these two gentlemen are no stranger to each other. They are in fact good friends. In football reality when Urban Meyer was still at Florida, he and Alabama head coach Nick Saban pretty much ruled not only their respective Read more […]

Dec 08

Somewhere Between Rabble Rousers and Missing Facts by Tom Darby

The protests in Union Square, Times Square and Grand Central Station started small, but soon grew with the help of “This Stops Today,”  a group affiliated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is overseen by labor boss Andy Read more […]

Dec 08

‘Elf ‘n’ safety gorn mard! By Darren Walker

The title of this week’s aimless meanderings is based on an exclamation beloved of many Brits every time we see some stupid rule to try and protect us but all it does is just makes our lives a little more dull or points out the blatantly obvious. OK, Read more […]

Dec 08

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Gifts for Seniors Who Have Everything

Seniors have acquired so much “stuff” over the years that we have nearly everything we need … and more. If you’ve held off buying a gift for a senior in your life because you don’t know what to get someone who already has everything, here are a few Read more […]

Dec 07

Alabama Rolls On Missouri To Win SEC Championship by Bryan Law

It was as physical as it could possibly be. A lot of things were on the line including the SEC’s spot in the CFB Playoff. It was either earn your spot one last time, or lose control of your destiny and lose it all. Alabama pretty much kept things Read more […]

Dec 07

Sunday Bible Time for December 7, 2014

posting FEBRUARY 2014 illustrated bible

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey Is the book of Matthew in the Old or New Testament or neither? Who was Herod’s information source as to where the Christ Child was to be born? Joseph, Reuben, Micah, Matthew From Luke 2:13, what term describes an army Read more […]

Dec 07

Sunday Comics for December 7, 2014

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Dec 06

NASCAR Offseason: What’s Going On? By Bryan Law

A lot more can go on during the NASCAR offseason as everyone thinks. You just have to follow certain sites such as NASCAR on FOX and NASCAR.com. With Champion’s Week come and gone, they look to recap and regroup for 2015. With all the major Read more […]

Dec 06

W graduates to hear from state’s chief executive at December ceremony

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women graduates will hear from the state’s top elected official at commencement Friday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. in Whitfield Hall, Rent Auditorium. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to deliver his Read more […]

Dec 06

SEC TV Guide: SEC Championship: December 6, 2014 by Bryan Law

Alabama vs Missouri (SEC Championship, Atlanta, 4 PM ET, CBS): Yes you guessed it, it’s that time we’ve all been waiting for. One team from the SEC East and one from the SEC West come together to decide who will be the 2014 SEC Champion. #1 Alabama Read more […]

Dec 06

Political Cartoons for December 6, 2014

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Dec 06

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: No More Bad Nights

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has announced a new profession in recent days — time traveler — and it’s just as well, since he has about as good a chance landing that gig as he does another running back job this year. Ironically, scientists Read more […]

Dec 06

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

1. When was the last time the Chicago Cubs won a division time? 2. Who had been the fastest pitcher to reach 500 strikeouts before Texas’ Yu Darvish (401 2/3 innings) set the new mark in 2014? 3. In 2013, Tony Romo passed for 506 yards in a game, Read more […]

Dec 05

Jim McElwain Becomes Florida Head Coach by Bryan Law

What was thought to be a snag in negotiations, a deal was finally done to bring Jim McElwain to Florida. His contract is worth $3.5 million for 6 years. Only thing that held up negotiations was McElwain’s $7.5 million buyout which Colorado State wanted Florida Read more […]

Dec 05

America’s Defense Spending by Alexander Scipio

America’s controversial defense budget is not understood either by the majority of the Left who hate it, or the majority of the Right who accept it unquestioningly. But it is big – too-big – and growing. And for no good reason. A complete Read more […]

Dec 05

NORSWORTHY TO PERFORM “HOME OF THE LIONS” AT NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

  BILOXI – This Sunday, East Mississippi Community College and country artist Derek Norsworthy will turn the Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi into the “Home of the Lions” during the NJCAA National Football Championship game. Top-ranked EMCC Read more […]

Dec 05

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Choice Cards Have Gone Out

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making good on a promise to get veterans into appointments more quickly, especially those who live far from medical facilities or have waited too long for appointments. During the first week of November, the VA Read more […]

Dec 04

EMCC INDUCTS TWO INTO ALPHA DELTA NU

MAYHEW – Two students in East Mississippi Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu honor society Thursday. Cindy Miller of Starkville and Lauren Simpson of West Point were inducted into the Read more […]

Dec 04

Vanderbilt Fires 3 Assistant Coaches by Bryan Law

If you want to be successful when you become a head coach, you unfortunately have to make some changes. Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason fired 3 assistant coaches this week. Among those relieved of their duties were offensive coordinator Karl Read more […]

Dec 04

Women of the Second Amendment — Cori White (Video)

If you loved the pictures, you will love the video!   http://video214.com/play/GAj1TKAfT22EZOqHKmpzSQ/s/dark Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Real Media Read more […]

Dec 04

Posing As An Adult: ‘Tis the Season for Calamity By Emily Gaither

By now, we’ve had our fill of turkey, dressing, and football, and hopefully beaten someone over the head for that $20 crock pot on Black Friday. It’s the American way, after all. Why spend precious time with your family when you can sleep outside Read more […]

Dec 04

The W saves almost $2 million with efficiency measures

COLUMBUS, Miss — Mississippi University for Women has reduced its energy use by 28 percent with an estimated cost avoidance of $1,957,900 over the past eight years. Adding controls to six buildings on campus, replacing halogen lights with LED Read more […]

Dec 04

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Recovering a Vinyl Floor

Q: The vinyl floor in my kitchen is pretty old — there are bubbles under the surface, and the edges are peeling back from the walls. How expensive is this to replace? Can I install a different material? — John T., Norcross, Ga. A: Vinyl flooring Read more […]

Dec 03

Ole Miss, Hugh Freeze Agree To Contract Extension by Bryan Law

What Hugh Freeze has done since his arrival in Oxford has earned him the respect from not only the Rebel fan base, but from other schools around the country. After reportedly being pursued by Florida, he agreed to a 4-year, $4M contract extension. Read more […]

Dec 03

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Peppermint Bark Is Trendy Holiday Candy

The holiday season tastes like peppermint, and most of us can’t get enough. Peppermint mocha brightens the morning, peppermint ice cream makes us dreamy at night, and cute red-and-white-striped candy canes evoke festive childhood memories during the Read more […]

Dec 02

Todd Gurley Declares For The NFL Draft by Bryan Law

After a roller coaster season from being suspended by the NCAA and tearing an ACL, Todd Gurley has decided to enter the NFL Draft. He was well on his way to having a Heisman year until he was cited by the NCAA for receiving $3,000 for signed Read more […]

Dec 02

Women of the Second Amendment — Cori White

  Cori is sexy, funny and daring–everything you would want in a WOT2A. She is a pull-no-punches kind of gal. She is the girl next door type as well as a sassy powerhouse of a Woman. She is comfortable in dress up settings, but even more comfortable Read more […]

Dec 02

Candidates For Auburn/Texas A&M Defensive Coordinators by Bryan Law

Just recently, Texas A&M and Auburn fired their defensive coordinators. Both defenses were pretty much horrible all year. I’ve got 3 names that come to mind. Two are already looking for a job while one could pretty much be soon out of one. So Read more […]

Dec 02

Thinkin’ Out Loud: That Lost Thought Of “Thanks!” By Greg Allen

I’m convinced you can never say Thanks enough, because people wanna know they’re appreciated – it’s in our DNA.  Yet it seems that with the busyness of life the thought’s lost its polish, slipping our minds into the abyss. I think it’s a character Read more […]

Dec 02

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Lincoln Wants His Bible Back

To think that President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he was elected). Taking the oath must have become such old hat that he stopped paying attention. The president is issuing Read more […]

Dec 02

Educators to be recognized at Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers ceremony

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers ceremony at Mississippi University for Women will recognize six Mississippi K-12 educators for exemplary dedication Thursday, Dec. 4. The Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers began in the hearts Read more […]

Dec 01

Baptist Golden Triangle goes live with electronic health record

Largest Project Ever for Baptist system COLUMBUS, Miss., Dec. 1, 2014– Baptist OneCare, Baptist Memorial Health Care’s new electronic health record powered by Epic software, went live at three Baptist hospitals in Mississippi on Dec. 1, including Read more […]

Dec 01

Auburn Fires Defensive Coordinator Ellis Johnson by Bryan Law

After only 2 seasons, Auburn fires defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson after what was possibly his worst outing ever. He gave up 55 points and 536 total yards, which the total yards were Iron Bowl records. Another record was Amari Cooper gaining Read more […]

Dec 01

As we open the first door of Advent… by Darren Walker

  I have always loved this day. The 1st December, what a great time. I think it stems back to when I was a little boy and ever since the end of the summer school holidays I had been writing a Christmas list of ‘I want’ presents that had Read more […]

Dec 01

We Stupid Americans by Tom Darby

At first I was angry about MIT Professor Jonathon Gruber’s comment about the American people: “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” Gruber said at the Honors Colloquium 2012 Read more […]

Dec 01

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Olive Oil for Heart

You’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet. It’s been linked to lower occurrence of diseases such as coronary heart disease, as well as lowered blood pressure and arthritis. The primary source of dietary fat for those who follow the diet is olive oil. Researchers Read more […]

Nov 30

Alabama Wins Historic Iron Bowl by Bryan Law

Mississippi State’s loss to Ole Miss brought a heartbreak to the SEC. Everyone knew if either they or Alabama lost, it would mean the end of the CFB Playoff dream. The entire SEC East went 0-4 against the ACC, which turned out to be a horrible start. Read more […]

Nov 29

When sitting was standing up by Darren Walker (Rosa Parks)

As a Brit that has never had the chance of visiting your shores I am always wary of being too serious and making direct analytical comments about America. It wouldn’t be right as I have not been immersed in the real history and culture that is part Read more […]

Nov 29

Sunday Bible Time for November 30, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? Who said, “I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit”? Matthew, Mark, John the Baptist, Luke Jesus says that to see Read more […]

Nov 29

Sunday Comics for November 30, 2014

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Nov 29

Texas A&M Fires Defensive Coordinator Mark Snyder by Bryan Law

When the defense was expected to improve from last season didn’t seem to improve much at all. Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder was fired on Friday after losing to LSU 23-17 on Thanksgiving night. After what was believed to be a turnaround Read more […]

Nov 29

Political Cartoons for November 29, 2014

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Nov 29

Missouri Beats Arkansas; Clinches SEC East by Bryan Law

What become known as a new rivalry called the Battle Line Rivalry, apparently did not disappoint. All Missouri had to do was win and they head back to the SEC Championship game. If Arkansas held on and won, Georgia would’ve claimed the invite. Read more […]

Nov 29

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

1. Who holds the record for most Opening Day starts by a pitcher? 2. Which of the following players had the most seasons of 40 or more home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies: Chuck Klein, Mike Schmidt or Jim Thome? 3. When was the last time before Read more […]

Nov 28

LSU Runs Over Texas A&M by Bryan Law

This was pretty much a salvage battle. Although both teams were already bowl eligible, they needed to finish strong and victorious to gain a bigger bowl bid. LSU got the upper hand with the running game. Leonard Fournette rushed for a career best Read more […]

Nov 28

Ferguson and America’s Elites by Alexander Scipio

So much ink has been spilt and so many electrons spun over Ferguson that additional comment seemed heretofore unnecessary. Given the place our society accords attorneys, however, I cannot but respond to childishness masquerading as thoughtfulness Read more […]

Nov 28

Misty Morning at Lamar County Lake By Tim Thompson (Pictures and Video)

The Beautiful Artwork of Tim Thompson!  He can be reached at 205-431-7591.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m5MmFSacHA&feature=share     Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now Read more […]

Nov 28

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Stealing From the VA

I read a lot of reports about the fraud that goes on in connection with the Department of Veterans Affairs. I shouldn’t be surprised anymore at the levels people will stoop to when it comes to fraud and stealing money and resources that belong to Read more […]

Nov 27

The Adventures of the VIP: Thoughts About Thanksgiving By: Abby Hathorn

Thanksgiving is a day for gathering and giving thanks; however, shouldn’t we gather and give thanks 365 days of the year? Think about it. Every day we wake up is a blessing, but we often forget that because the world is full of distractions. Read more […]

Nov 27

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Danger: Kids, Dogs Coming to Visit

Q. I’m hosting the family over the holidays for the first time in my new home. But I’m a bit stressed as my siblings have kids and there will be a dog visiting. How can I make sure the kids don’t get into my workshop or other danger areas? — Bill in Read more […]

Nov 27

Thankful For The 2014 SEC Football And NASCAR Season by Bryan Law

I know this is a time I’m supposed to be thankful for family and health and stuff like that. I am, don’t get me wrong, I’m just not one to express myself that way. Honestly it’s too personal and yucky for me. There I said it. But I will say I’m thankful Read more […]

Nov 27

Posing As An Adult: Shall I Compare Me to, Oh, Almost Anyone? A Resounding No! By Emily Gaither

I hate the phrase “Keeping up with the Joneses.” The first time I heard it, I wondered who the Joneses were. I was a very literal child. I thought it meant you were trying to keep up with the only Joneses I knew at the time, much like I used to think Read more […]

Nov 26

Turkey still a popular and healthy option for holiday season

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The holidays are filled with many decisions. When should the Christmas tree go up? Who will host dinner and where? What is the perfect gift to purchase your significant other? The list goes on. One menu item hardly ever debated Read more […]

Nov 26

SEC TV Guide Thanksgiving Edition by Bryan Law

Yes I’m putting out my SEC Guide earlier than usual. One reason it’s Thanksgiving, second is because the week starts Thanksgiving night and a game on Friday. Apparently I’m forced to overload more than usual. Can’t say I’m happy about it either, but Read more […]

Nov 26

Women of the Second Amendment — A Collage (Video)

If you loved the pictures, you will love the video!   http://video214.com/play/ij6jHwgu5vKYbEK9zohCFA/s/dark Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Real Media Read more […]

Nov 26

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Fingertip Splitting Gets Worse in Winter

DEAR DR. ROACH: My friend, who is 79 years old, started having his fingertips split open at random several years ago. The splits resemble small knife slices, and are extremely painful to him, along with limiting his ability to pick up objects as his fingers Read more […]

Nov 25

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors – Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014 9:00 A.M. Agenda   Call to Order & Opening of December Meetings Chief Deputy Sheriff Marc Miley Honorable Harry Sanders Presiding Invocation: Board Member Pledge of Allegiance Adopt Agenda Amend Read more […]

Nov 25

Mission work will take W student to 11 countries

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women student, Kristen Shreiner of Columbus, in 2015 will travel to 11 countries to empower orphans, as well as victims of sex trafficking. A junior elementary education major, Shreiner will begin traveling Read more […]

Nov 25

Grading The SEC: November 22, 2014 by Bryan Law

Yes I know I normally start with one division or the other. But since the week kicks off with LSU and Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night, I’ll have to compare both teams. I’ll try to make this as short as possible. I know, I’ll grade the games instead. Read more […]

Nov 25

Women of the Second Amendment-A Collage

Women of the Second Amendment is part of the This Is Real Readiness brand. Real Readiness specializes in survival gear and emergency supplies for hunters, lovers of the outdoors and the serious survival enthusiasts. We are here to meet all of your Read more […]

Nov 25

Political Cartoons for November 25, 2014

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Nov 25

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Why Jonathan Gruber Deserves Our Thanks

The epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly downgraded by the law’s supporters Read more […]

Nov 24

Math teachers invited to CHAMPS Mini-Conference at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Take a quick glance at Dan Meyer’s online resume, and you will see that he is a worker, learner, go-getter, writer and speaker. Study a little bit further and you will find that he is an educator—one who is helping to lead Read more […]

Nov 24

SEC Players Of The Week: November 22, 2014 by Bryan Law

Even though this was what they call a cupcake schedule, I still have to give out some hardware. So I am once again doing my duty to recognize what each player has done regardless of where their team ended up. Kentucky, LSU and Texas A&M had Read more […]

Nov 24

NASCAR 2014: The Year In Review by Bryan Law

I can safely say this season did not disappoint. The new Chase For The Sprint Cup format brought the most excitement it has ever had since its founding. The simple “win and you’re in” really brought the pressure to all drivers young and old. Even Read more […]

Nov 24

All Hail, Emperor Obama by Tom Darby

Obviously, President Barack Obama doesn’t care about the four-million immigrants waiting to get into the U.S. legally. And now, we do have a broken immigration system. On the evening of 104th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Obama said Read more […]

Nov 24

Thanksgiving, let them eat shoes! By Darren Walker

I am sure it will be no surprise to any of you when I say that it is your Thanksgiving this week. If it isn’t the case then my editor has posted this article on the wrong week and I must apologise most profusely! After looking at lots of Google information Read more […]

Nov 24

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Anxiety Can Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease

Many times anxiety is a good thing. It keeps us alert and paying attention in situations where there might be danger or concerns. Then, once the problem has passed, the anxiety fades away. Anxiety doesn’t always disappear, however — and it can have Read more […]

Nov 23

9-game SEC Schedule vs FCS Scheduling by Bryan Law

This has been a debate going on since the launch of the SEC Network. With the SEC expansion of Texas A&M and Missouri, there had been a call for a 9-game SEC schedule. Not only to boost strength of schedule, but to limit the FCS scheduling. Read more […]

Nov 23

Arkansas Shuts Out Ole Miss; Becomes Bowl Eligible by Bryan Law

  Everything that Arkansas had hoped for this season has gone better than they planned. What was a promising start at 3-0 last year turned into a disaster when they lost 9 straight, heading back into the dark ages at the time they were Read more […]

Nov 23

Pittsburgh Steelers song “Steelers Steelers Black & Gold by Jim Balcar

Hello, My name is Jim Balcar. I’m a Pittsburgh, Pa. native, father of 3, and graduate Mining Engineer from Penn State. I’ve lived in the Birmingham, Al. area from 1992 to present. I’ve worked in underground coal mining since 1977. I discovered, Read more […]

Nov 23

Sunday Bible Time for November 23, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Luke in the Old or New Testament, or neither? 2. Matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers and compline are the … ? Magi, Pagan goddesses, Eostre, Canonical hours 3. How many different Read more […]

Nov 23

Sunday Comics for November 23, 2014

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Nov 23

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Name the only team not to win an A.L. Central Division title since 1994. 2. In 2014, the White Sox’s Jose Abreu became the third player since 1914 to have two multihomer games in his first 10 major-league contests. Name one of the others. 3. Read more […]

Nov 22

The SEC College Football Playoff Poll: Part 4 By Bryan Law

We pretty much expected a change in the top spot in the Top 4, but not how some envisioned. Only other big changes SEC wise is LSU and Texas A&M are out of the polls, Missouri is in. So there are still six SEC teams in the poll. Time to look Read more […]

Nov 22

SPECIAL Edition Story, “It Wasn’t the Democrats!” By Tom Darby

The Reno-Sparks NAACP wants the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to vacate its recent election of Sparks Assemblyman Ira Hansen as speaker after ‘questionable’ comments attributed to him appeared in a Reno paper. The Reno News & Review’s Read more […]

Nov 22

Political Cartoons for November 22, 2014

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Nov 22

EMCC WILLIAM WINTER AWARD WINNERS NAMED

English instructor Liz Stringer of West Point and sophomore Mason Vaughn of Columbus were recently named William Winter Humanities Award of Excellence recipients for East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus. Stringer is in her Read more […]

Nov 22

EMCC AITP DONATES COMPUTER TO FELLOW STUDENT

MAYHEW – Christmas came early to Sarah Perkins this year. The single mother from Columbus is in just her second semester studying accounting at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus, only with no computer at home. And Read more […]

Nov 22

EMCC HOSTS COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMPLETION CHALLENGE

East Mississippi Community College students committed this week to finishing their associate’s degrees or certificate programs during the Community College Completion Challenge, called C4. It was a part of a statewide program, with Phi Theta Kappa Read more […]

Nov 22

COLUMBUS WENDY’S HOSTS EMCC C2C GRADUATION

  East Mississippi Community College’s Manufacturing Technology & Engineering division held a graduation ceremony for 13 young participants in its Counseling to Career program Friday at the Columbus Wendy’s on Highway 45. Pictured Read more […]

Nov 22

The W to offer MFA in creative writing

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women will soon offer a new low-residency master’s of fine arts program in creative writing. On Nov. 20, 2014, The Board of Trustees of the state Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi approved Read more […]

Nov 21

Jim Balcar “You Just Gotta Want It”—You Gotta Love the SEC! (Video)

Indie Singer/Songwriter, whose single, “You Just Gotta Want It,” is an homage to Southeastern Conference football, has released a video in support of the song. Check out the video below: http://youtu.be/0JfFWvtK670 So, whether you root for a particular Read more […]

Nov 21

EMCC STUDENT ART SHOW OPEN THROUGH DEC. 12 ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

SCOOBA – The Art Department at East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus is hosting an exhibit of student art now through Dec. 12 in the F.R. Young Student Union. Scooba art instructor Terry Cherry said the exhibit is an opportunity Read more […]

Nov 21

Red Cross issues safety tips for Thanksgiving holiday

FLOWOOD, Miss., Nov. 20, 2014—This year millions of people will travel to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones, many driving long distances. When they arrive, they will be in the kitchen preparing the holiday feast. The American Red Cross Read more […]

Nov 21

Students encouraged to `Finish in Four’ to save time and money

Know your plan. Graduate on time. Save money. This is the message Mississippi University for Women’s Student Government Association is promoting to students as part of the Finish in 4 campaign. The Finish in 4 campaign kicked off at the Board Read more […]

Nov 21

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Home Loan Milestone

A Department of Veterans Affairs benefits program recently hit a milestone: It guaranteed its 21 millionth home loan for veterans. The program started 70 years ago in 1944 as part of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (the GI Bill). In fiscal year Read more […]

Nov 20

Women of the Second Amendment — Cassidy Burris (Video)

If you loved the pictures, you will love the video! http://video214.com/play/qH5EHSsdOwWRNB4hnIq16w/s/dark Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Real Media and Real Readiness Read more […]

Nov 20

Grading the SEC West: November 15, 2014 by Byran Law

The SEC West was once again shook up in the Top 5. With two more games remaining, it will be harder than ever with the new CFB Playoff adding more pressure to all trying to make it into the Top 4. I believe it’s time to have a look at where Read more […]

Nov 20

Posing As An Adult: Why I’m (mostly) Okay with Looking My Age By Emily Gaither

I’ve always prided myself on looking younger than I actually am. Before you start judging me, give me a break; I’m a girl, um, woman. Our looks are inherently important to us whether we want them to be or not. We may not all admit it, so I will only Read more […]

Nov 20

The Adventures of the VIP: Meeting Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson By: Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to The Adventures of the VIP! For those of you who kept up with me on Instagram this weekend, you already know that I met one of my fashion heroes, Betsey Johnson. AH! It’s been two days, and I still cannot believe Read more […]

Nov 20

Baptist-Golden Triangle wins Best of Show Electronic Media during annual Maggie Awards

The Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations presented the 27th Annual Maggie Awards during an awards dinner on Nov. 6 at the MHA Conference Center in Madison. The Maggie Awards program recognizes Read more […]

Nov 20

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta-Repairing Cracked Exterior Siding

Q: I noticed recently that something had hit the side of my house and left a crack in the vinyl siding. It looks like just one of the “boards” is damaged, and I don’t want water getting inside the walls. Is there a quick way to fix it? — Maryanne Read more […]

Nov 19

The W to take part in Great American Smokeout

Quitters will be encouraged on the campus of Mississippi University Women Thursday, Nov. 20. That is only if you are a smoker. The W will celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout tomorrow, where smokers will be encouraged Read more […]

Nov 19

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS — NOVEMBER 20, 2014 3:30 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS  NOVEMBER 20, 2014 3:30 P.M.               PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting.   The Read more […]

Nov 19

Grading the SEC East: November 15, 2014 by Bryan Law

It was a fight for survival and revenge for several teams in the SEC East. Despite their status and records, some still fought to stay bowl eligible. This is how it went down for everyone. Vanderbilt had the week off: Florida: The Gators had Read more […]

Nov 19

Music professors invited to perform at national conference

Three Mississippi University for Women music professors were invited to perform their original compositions at the annual conference of the National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA). Drs. Valentin Bogdan, Richard Montalto and Julia Mortyakova Read more […]

Nov 19

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach M.D.—Does Limiting Sugar Include Fruit?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Medical advice is to reduce sugar consumption. Does this apply to 100 percent fruit juices, fresh fruit, sweetened cereal products or other fruit-sweetened products? — R.B. ANSWER: I think it makes sense to limit sugar intake, as most Read more […]

Nov 18

Women of the Second Amendment — Cassidy Burris

Cassidy Burris, a Columbus, Ms. native, is not only a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, but she also has an enhanced carry permit. Burris is married with an eight-year-old daughter, and works at Profiles Hair Design Group. Trained and ready Read more […]

Nov 18

SEC Players Of The Week: November 15, 2014 by Bryan Law

This was pretty much an up and down weekend to say the least. Those you thought would perform at their usual best didn’t do so much. But still it is my duty to give out the hardware as I’ve been asked to. Ole Miss and Vanderbilt were off this past Read more […]

Nov 18

Political Cartoons for November 18, 2014

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Nov 18

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Extortion as Conciliation

In a fit of postelection modesty, President Barack Obama is offering not to take executive action to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants — provided Republicans do his bidding on immigration. It is extortion as conciliation. New Jersey Gov. Chris Read more […]

Nov 17

Baptist Golden Triangle Area Events

CPR Classes are offered at Baptist Golden Triangle, 6 p.m., in the Patient Tower, Mondays, Dec. 8 and 15. Pre-registration is required. Call the Education Department at (662) 244-2498 or 800-544-8762, ext. 2498 or email info.goldentriangle@bmhcc.org Read more […]

Nov 17

Harvick Takes Homestead And Sprint Cup Championship by Bryan Law

It took Kevin Harvick 13 years to get what he finally wanted: a Sprint Cup Championship. Sometimes when you want to win, you have to make sacrifices. Harvick took Dale Earnhardt’s place after his death in 2001. Some had wanted to follow Dale’s Read more […]

Nov 17

Baptist Golden Triangle earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

 Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission, one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States earning the 2013 Top Performer distinction. The Joint Commission, the organization which Read more […]

Nov 17

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Some Presidential Word Association by Greg Allen

   I’ve been fortunate to have lived in a free society all my life.  I’m somewhat of a history buff and have lived through the implemented policies of several presidents, but I’ve never heard of an administration being referred to as a “Regime” Read more […]

Nov 17

Nevada Broadcast Company Fails to Disclose Donations to Democratic Candidate by Tom Darby

Reno, Nevada’s NBC affiliate, KRNV and their parent company gave a total of $40,000 to Ross Miller, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general in Nevada, but failed to mention this during their coverage of the race. KRNV general manager Amie Read more […]

Nov 17

What Do You Mean You Don’t Like Cricket? By Darren Walker

Although both of our nations seem to be sports mad, we seem to be poles apart with what we call them and even when there are similarities in the games, they have still diverged too far to ever be thought of as being the same. You have Soccer and we Read more […]

Nov 17

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative

Seniors sometimes buy into the stereotypes that we’re over the hill, getting weak and past our prime. Not only that, but we often develop negative attitudes about others in our group simply because of their age. There is at least one way to counter Read more […]

Nov 16

Florida Fires Head Coach Will Muschamp by Bryan Law

What looked like a promising turnaround after the hiring of OC Kurt Roper from Duke during the offseason, had officially turned to dust. It has been reported that Will Muschamp has been fired as Florida’s head coach. Possibly the stake in the Read more […]

Nov 16

Alabama Ends MSU’s Undefeated Dream by Bryan Law

Alabama looked to knock off a number one team at home for the first time ever, and they finally did it. Mississippi State’s undefeated dreams came to an end in Tuscaloosa losing 25-20. The Bulldogs struggled to get started when Josh Robinson got Read more […]

Nov 16

Sunday Bible Time for November 16, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey In which book’s 5:18 (KJV) does it state, “In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God”? 1 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 1 Peter, 1 John What items of food and drink did Jesus give thanks for at the Last Supper? Read more […]

Nov 16

Sunday Comics for November 16, 2014

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Nov 15

The SEC College Football Playoff Poll: Part 3 By Bryan Law

With all due respect to Auburn losing to Texas A&M last Saturday, the Top 4 was shaken up. But Alabama not going in has a lot of fans upset. Nevertheless there’s plenty of time to make their case according to CFB executive director Bill Hancock. Read more […]

Nov 15

Championship Round: Homestead by Bryan Law

Well NASCAR fans, this is it. It’s the most exciting time, but yet the saddest time as the 2014 season comes to a close. This is where it only takes one eventful race to win the Cup. These four drivers earned their way in, only not so easily since Read more […]

Nov 15

Political Cartoons for November 15, 2014

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Nov 15

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Rodgers, That

He’s cool in the way cool people wish they were cool — think Frank Sinatra to Dean Martin, John Lennon to Bob Dylan, or Jack White to Jimmy Page as non-sporting examples. Just look at him … moving a touch slower than the guys he showed up with. Read more […]

Nov 15

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Two pitchers hold the Boston Red Sox record for most shutouts (38). One is Roger Clemens. Who is the other? 2. Name the manager who followed Sparky Anderson in Detroit. 3. When was the last time before the 2013 season that the Florida Read more […]

Nov 14

Faculty member’s article gives teachers a way to classify adolescent voices

Dr. Phillip Stockton, assistant professor of  music education and director of choral activities at The W, was recently published in the Choral Journal, a peer reviewed music publication funded by the American Choral Director’s Association. Dr. Read more […]

Nov 14

United Way begins winter coat drive

COLUMBUS, Miss.  – Temperatures are falling fast in Northeast Mississippi. Most of us adjust our thermostats to warm up, but some residents of Lowndes County do not have that luxury. To assist them, United Way of Lowndes County is holding a  “SHARE Read more […]

Nov 14

SEC TV Guide: November 15, 2014 by Bryan Law

It’s at that point now things are getting deeper as we get closer to the SEC Championship game. We still have a good bit to go and nothing is guaranteed at this point, At least not until rivalry week. If you think one of the games I pick is meaningless, Read more […]

Nov 14

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: U.S. Troops Exposed to Chemical Weapons

The pictures of blistered skin and the photocopies of the medical records make it clear: Service personnel in Iraq were exposed to chemical weapons — nerve agent Sarin or mustard blister gas. It wasn’t just one or two broken and leaking canisters Read more […]

Nov 13

PRAM-GT donates five turkeys to City Wide Turkey Drive

The Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Golden Triangle chapter donated five turkeys to the Columbus Police Department’s Turkey Drive. The turkeys donated will help feed over 1400 people this Thanksgiving. PRAM-GT consists of 25 public Read more […]

Nov 13

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors – Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014 9:00 A.M. Agenda     Call to Order: President Harry Sanders Invocation: Board Member Pledge of Allegiance   Adopt Agenda Amend Agenda Announce Executive Session (upon board request)   Approve Read more […]

Nov 13

Columbus Choral Society Fall Concert at 7:30 Friday

It’s time for our Columbus Choral Society fall concert. We’ll be singing show tunes! Come listen and enjoy! And hear about the big, historic event we have planned for March. As always, thank you for your support. We love singing together and Read more […]

Nov 13

The BCS Vs The CFB Playoff by Bryan Law

As we now know, we are once again under a new era in college football called the College Football Playoff. The difference with this scenario is that a 13-member committee decides which four teams will be in the playoff, while sending those who fall Read more […]

Nov 13

Women of the Second Amendment —Tina Dobbins (Video)

If you loved the pictures, you will love the video!   https://animoto.com/play/T9qoFxNVd9t7G1Ete0FEoQ Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Real Media and Real Read more […]

Nov 13

Posing As An Adult: This Grinch Heart Grew Three Sizes at Least By Emily Gaither

Before I begin, I want to say that I am not anti-Christmas, I don’t pelt carol singers with fruitcake, and I do love the warm, fuzzy feeling that I get mid-December. What I do not like, however, is two radio stations starting to play Christmas music Read more […]

Nov 13

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Is Drywall OK for Ceramic Backsplash?

Q: I want to liven up the backsplash behind my kitchen sink by adding ceramic tile. But a friend told me the wrong kind of wallboard is up there and that the tile will just fall off. What is he talking about? Can I tile directly on the painted surface? Read more […]

Nov 12

The Adventures of the VIP: 3 Ways Purple Rain Boots

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! Phew…I do not know about y’all, but the weather here is quite gloomy here today…I can feel the reain coming *wink* So, rainy days call for boring outfits, right? WRONG! When Read more […]

Nov 12

Grading the SEC West: November 8, 2014 by Byran Law

  The ever powerful SEC West did not disappoint indeed. We had a tight one in Baton Rouge, while Auburn fans were thrown into shock. These outcomes have really shook up things behind Mississippi State as they still sit atop the SEC West. Arkansas Read more […]

Nov 12

Fearless: Lead Out Loud by Garthia Elena Halbert

Chapter 1: Captain of the Ship. So you think you’re a leader? You’re the head honcho. You have the title and the name plate to match, and your nice salary almost makes the free overtime worth skipping lunch. Almost. But what does being the leader Read more […]

Nov 12

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Botox Can Lessen Eye Muscle Spasms

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been contending with blepharospasm for years. I got some relief from Botox for about four years, but then it stopped working and my doctor moved me to Dysport, which was horrible. It did not relax my symptoms, and it made me constantly Read more […]

Nov 11

Red Cross offers seven cold weather safety tips

FLOWOOD, Miss., Nov. 11, 2014–Unseasonably cold air pattern is predicted to blow into Mississippi this week and the American Red Cross has steps people can take to stay safe during the cold temperatures. “People may not be expecting such cold weather Read more […]

Nov 11

Women of the Second Amendment — Tina Dobbins

Tina is a 28 year old Columbus, Mississippi native who went to school in Caledonia.  She is a mother of two children. She works as a technician building airplanes for the military and is a big Second Amendment supporter which includes her concealed Read more […]

Nov 11

Grading The SEC East: November 8, 2014 By Bryan Law

Well it looks like the SEC East was kind of slow this week. Missouri, Tennessee, and South Carolina were off this past week. Yes l know the SEC West was much better, I’m just stuck with starting with the East for some reason. Hey you go from East Read more […]

Nov 11

Political Cartoons for November 11, 2014

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Nov 11

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: ‘Hey, Baby. What About Manners?’

Never before have so many people watched an expressionless woman in a nondescript outfit traipse through New York City. Millions of people viewed a viral video that showed the woman getting all manner of uninvited and unwelcome compliments during hours Read more […]

Nov 11

14TH FLYING TRAINING WING, EMCC GATHER FOR INTERNATIONAL SPOUSES’ APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

WEST POINT – More than 80 community members, 14th Flying Training Wing airmen and Columbus Air Force Base spouses gathered at Old Waverly in West Point Oct. 30 for the 10th Annual International Spouses’ Appreciation Luncheon. Organized by Linda Read more […]

Nov 11

Gimme 5: Five Things To Be Grateful For This Veterans Day

U.S. Army The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The Read more […]

Nov 10

SEC Players Of The Week: November 8, 2014 By Bryan Law

This I can pretty much say was one dramatic day. One upset has occurred while the other fell short. But either way, someone is getting selected: Alabama: Although Amari Cooper only caught 83 yards and one touchdown, he also became the all-time Read more […]

Nov 10

Harvick Punches Golden Ticket To Homestead With Win At Phoenix By Bryan Law

If there’s any track Kevin Harvick loves more than anything else, it’s most likely Phoenix. He has now won four of his five races at Phoenix, being the second driver to sweep a track this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. swept Pocono earlier in the year. Read more […]

Nov 10

When a Brit should shut up by Darren Walker

Thanks to the magical power of Facebook making the world a much smaller and sillier place, I have now found myself with some wonderful, warm, and amazing friends in America. I have no idea how or why we became acquainted; I think they are still trying Read more […]

Nov 10

What Happened to Frein’s Face? By Tom Darby

Accused cop killer Eric Frein, one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, was captured after a 48-day manhunt in Pennsylvania. He’s now charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder and possession of weapons Read more […]

Nov 10

“Another Season in the Sun”: A Reflection By: Dick “Big Mo” Mahoney #46

  Hail to the Champions! The 2014 Baseball season is in the books with the conclusion of the World Series and the San Francisco Giants prevailing over the Kansas City Royals in seven games. The fourth season, better known as the off season, Read more […]

Nov 10

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Extra Day in Hospital Could Save Your Life

Would you willingly stay in the hospital one more day to reduce your chances of being readmitted? A study by Columbus Business School shows that even one day longer in the hospital can reduce readmissions and costs — and save lives — when compared to Read more […]

Nov 09

Alabama Holds Off LSU In Overtime By Bryan Law

If anyone says low scoring games are boring, then they’re an idiot. This is so far the SEC Game of the Week in my book. Texas A&M knocking off #3 Auburn is shocking, but beating a much improved LSU defense hits the spot when you do it in Death Read more […]

Nov 09

Aggies Pull Upset On the Plains By Bryan Law

If you think Kevin Sumlin and his beloved Texas A&M Aggies are mediocre now, think again. They had pulled off what no one expected since losing 3 straight SEC games and falling from the ranks. Sumlin sent a message that everyone’s job was on the Read more […]

Nov 09

Sunday Bible Time for November 9, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey Is the book of Simon in the Old or New Testament or neither? From 1 Samuel 3, whose voice did Samuel think it was when he first heard God calling him? Jonathan, Saul, Ahiah, Eli How many chosen men of Israel did Read more […]

Nov 09

Sunday Comics for November 9, 2014

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Nov 08

The SEC College Football Playoff Poll: Part 2 By Bryan Law

Week 2 of the CFB Playoff Poll is upon us. There has been a shakeup in the Top 4 and other parts, one was expected, and the other was not. Some who feel their team should be higher than the other, the usual debate. Still the same 6 SEC teams, but Read more […]

Nov 08

Eliminator Chase Race #3: Phoenix By Bryan Law

It’s the 8 drivers’ one last chance to make Homestead. No Chase driver has won to advance, so all are under the biggest pressure thus far. The new Chase has proven tensions will rise more. There had already been a couple of incidents during the Chase, Read more […]

Nov 08

Political Cartoons for November 8, 2014

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Nov 08

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

We’ve all heard about the person who had to leave town in order to get people to buy what he was selling. It’s a story as old as time itself, stretching back to biblical times and Jesus of Nazareth. More recently (and more on topic), we know certain Read more […]

Nov 08

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

1. Name the only team in the A.L. East to not win a division title since the 1994 strike-shortened season. 2. Which manager whose last name begins with “A” had more major-league victories: Walter Alston or Sparky Anderson? 3. Who was the only NFL Read more […]

Nov 07

SEC TV Guide: November 8, 2014 By Bryan Law

This is gonna be some weekend for two of these games. For those who are new to my work, around this time during the SEC Football season, I pick which should be the best games to watch to my standards. I have been off once or twice before, but that’s Read more […]

Nov 07

World traveling pianist to perform at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Music will host pianist Kenneth Saxon this month to conduct a guest artist master class and perform in Poindexter Hall, Kossen Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Saxon Read more […]

Nov 07

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Camp LeJeune Water Claims Time Limit

Those who lived at Camp LeJeune during its toxic water heyday (from 1957 to 1987) drank water contaminated with dry-cleaning fluids that seeped into a well from a dry cleaners that was only 900 feet from the water supply and solvent from a leaking fuel Read more […]

Nov 06

The Rise And Fall Of Kenny Hill By Bryan Law

What began in the Spring was the race to become Johnny Manziel’s replacement. The QB competition started off with Matt Joeckel, brother of OL Luke Joeckel, Kyle Allen and Kenny Hill. Joeckel the veteran appeared to be the favorite, but transferred Read more […]

Nov 06

Is Brad Keselowski The New Villain Of NASCAR? By Bryan Law

Throughout this whole season, it seems like Brad Keselowski has no friends, on or off the track. He had been involved in several incidents where he is always pointed to as the instigator. He says he’s just racing hard. Others believe he’s just trying Read more […]

Nov 06

Women of the Second Amendment —Carley Ann Smith (Video)

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Nov 06

Posing As An Adult: I Get By with a Little Help from Everything By Emily Gaither

So, forgive me if this column is a bit all over the place. With this whole “fall back” business, I’m waking up every hour of the night and eating at senior citizen meal hours. I had dinner at 5:15 the other night and could have easily eaten lunch Read more […]

Nov 06

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Winterizing: Shutter Repair

Q: My mother’s house has wooden louver shutters that have stayed open on either side of the windows outside the house for years and years. Many of them are in disrepair. Are they worth saving, or should I replace them? — Jim H., Gardner, Mass. A: Read more […]

Nov 05

The Adventures of the VIP: Ultimate Girls Day Out in Johnson City, TN

    Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP on this lovely day! This weekend, I attended the 4U Ultimate Girls Day Out event at the beautiful Charles building in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. Although Read more […]

Nov 05

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

This week the SEC West took a back seat since only one player from that division was named on the SEC Player Of The Week list. The way the schedule is except for one key night game in Death Valley, it looks that way again. But there were some moments Read more […]

Nov 05

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SPRING SEMESTER AT EAST MISSISSIPPI STARTS NOV. 10

Who says you have to start college in the fall? Nobody. Open registration for the spring semester at East Mississippi Community College starts Monday, Nov. 10. EMCC offers on-campus classes throughout its six-county district at the Golden Triangle Read more […]

Nov 05

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—‘White-Coat Syndrome’ or High Blood Pressure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 21-year-old son is a college athlete, a sprinter, but he has had recurrent high systolic blood pressure readings since he was a senior in high school. He’s generally easygoing and not stressed. Doctors always attribute the elevated Read more […]

Nov 04

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The SEC East proved surprising to some folks. You would expect the same results from certain teams, but the SEC has its surprises. Here’s the lowdown: Florida: Will Muschamp apparently had one thing or another up his sleeve…..and it worked against Read more […]

Nov 04

Women of the Second Amendment — Carley Ann Smith

Real Media welcomes Carley Ann Smith again.  Keeping with our theme of strong women, we are glad to have her grace our website today.  In a world where many people want to portray women, especially models, in a passive posture, we have Carley, not Read more […]

Nov 04

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Poll Tax That Wasn’t

When the Supreme Court rejected a petition to stop a Texas voter-ID law from going into effect for the midterms, the left commenced its wailing and gnashing of teeth. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the law “purposely discriminatory,” Read more […]

Nov 04

Political Cartoons for November 4, 2014

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Nov 04

Red Cross announces upcoming disaster training in Corinth

TUPELO, Miss., Nov. 3, 2014—The American Red Cross of North Mississippi is hosting a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Camp on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Corinth City Hall located at 300 Childs Street, Corinth, Miss. The Camp is free and Read more […]

Nov 03

SEC Players Of The Week: November 1, 2014 By Bryan Law

When I was asked to do my own version of SEC players of the week, I was told it could be anyone. Only way to do that was to go by what I was able to watch. Well last time I kinda got chewed by a fan because someone got left off even if I …

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Nov 03

Johnson Takes Texas; Gordon, Harvick, Keselowski Clash by Bryan Law

Eliminator Chase race #2 had their six-shooter guns just smoking hot. Who would’ve thought we would have a 3-way clash at Texas Motor Speedway at pit road? Of course anything that happens in Texas is big anyway. As tight as the points window was Read more […]

Nov 03

Voting for America by Alexander Scipio

America is not just a geography. It’s not just a country. It’s an idea. It’s the Enlightenment, the Renaissance and the Industrial Age. It’s the Space Age & the Information Age. It’s modern computing & communications, transportation Read more […]

Nov 03

Harry Reid Goes After the Bundy Ranch, Again By Tom Darby

Senator Harry Reid told Reno’s KRNV in April 2014, “This is not over,” following the stand-off at the Bundy Ranch. He wasn’t kidding having introduced a bill to seize nearly 1 million acres of Nevada — including land involving the Bundy Read more […]

Nov 03

A Not So Serious Guide to English Culture by Darren Walker

Winston Churchill once said of the British and American relationship that we were “two nations divided by a common language”. Having many wonderful American friends I think this is probably true. So hopefully this will work as a helpful guide Read more […]

Nov 03

Thinkin’ Out Loud: What To Expect After Election Night by Greg Allen

   Former first lady Hillary Clinton, a proverbial Democrat contender for the 2016 presidential race, recently said in a speech that businesses don’t create jobs.  She also said trickle-down economics has been tried and it’s failed miserably Read more […]

Nov 03

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Social Security COLA Increase: 1.7 Percent

You’ve likely heard that our Social Security increase for 2015 will be only 1.7 percent. Last year, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) was 1.5 percent, so it’s a small improvement. But here is how that translates into real money: The average monthly Read more […]

Nov 02

Steve Spurrier Reaches Breaking Point By Bryan Law

If Steve Spurrier had a breaking point in his career, he has reached it. What was supposed to be another phenomenal year by the Gamecocks has totally melted. South Carolina has had no defense whatsoever and has contributed to major losses. One has Read more […]

Nov 02

Florida Upsets Georgia In Jacksonville By Bryan Law

When I said before Will Muschamp needed to throw his own Hail Mary, well he did all thanks to his running game. Treon Harris hardly did anything except hand off to Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combining for 387 yards and 4 TDs. Harris was Read more […]

Nov 02

Sunday Bible Time For November 2, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Shimeah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 2, what phrase describes the marriage of a man and a woman? Holy matrimony, God’s reward, One flesh, Today forever 3. In Joshua 10, Read more […]

Nov 02

Sunday Comics for November 2, 2014

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Nov 01

The SEC College Football Playoff Poll by Bryan Law

The first ever College Football Playoff poll came out on Tuesday night. The setting is much similar to that of the BCS standings that used to be released on Sundays. The committee gets together and releases it around the end of October and Read more […]

Nov 01

Political Cartoons for November 1, 2014

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Nov 01

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: No Means No, Duh!

Hey Colt McCoy! You just won the biggest game of your life on Monday Night Football as God, your family and all of the Texas alums that lovingly nurtured you during your epic college career looked on! Tell the fans at home what you plan on doing now! With Read more […]

Nov 01

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Entering 2014, when was the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers won an N.L. pennant? 2. Three times in the 1990s, a pitcher led the American League in wins, strikeouts and ERA in the same season. Name either of the pitchers to do it. 3. Read more […]

Nov 01

Baptist Golden Triangle recognized For outstanding record in patient safety

COLUMBUS, Miss., Oct. 31, 2014 –Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle recently received a hospital safety score of “A” from the Leapfrog Group. The safety score grades general acute care hospitals on how safe they are for patients. The Leapfrog Read more […]

Oct 31

Women of the Second Amendment —Connie Gore (Video)

If you loved the pictures, you will love the video! https://animoto.com/play/cA0neAVKuRLQM290oemoHw Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Real Media and Real Readiness would Read more […]

Oct 31

SEC TV Guide: November 1, 2014 by Bryan Law

Well sadly by the time I write this, October will be over until next year. But November looks to be more exciting as SEC teams potentially going for a spot in the CFB Playoff look to crank it up. Here’s how my suggested guide is broken down. Read more […]

Oct 31

Eliminator Chase Race #2: Texas by Bryan Law

  No one advanced to the Championship Round at Homestead since Dale Earnhardt Jr won at Martinsville, which was one race too late. But nevertheless, he got what he wanted all these years. Now it’s time to focus on who’s in and out so far Read more […]

Oct 31

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Ribbon Cutting at Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, TN By: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation on everything from fall foliage to home renovation. I don’t know about y’all, but it has been a super busy week. I don’t Read more […]

Oct 31

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors – Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 9:00 A.M. Agenda   9:15 a.m., Public Hearing Mississippi Steel Processing Site & the new CalStar Products Site in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park   9:20 a.m., Property Hearing 108 McLemore Drive   Call Read more […]

Oct 31

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: VA Chief Seeking Top-Notch Doctors

To cut patient wait times, Department of Veterans Affairs chief Robert A. McDonald is touring the country to recruit doctors, dentists and nurses for the VA health-care system. He’s looking for 30,000 more medical personnel. So far, the VA secretary Read more […]

Oct 30

Columbus American Business Women donate $500 toward scholarship fund

COLUMBUS, Miss. – With service in mind and a mission to provide opportunities for women, the Columbus American Business Women donated $500 to the Dr. Delene Willis Lee Scholarship Fund. The check was recently presented to Andrea Stevens, executive Read more […]

Oct 30

Todd Gurley Looks To Return With A Vengeance by Bryan Law

I’m betting Todd Gurley is relieved to have this NCAA roller coaster over with. He had been doing great throughout the entire season. That is until he got busted by the NCAA. He was one of the few SEC players along with Dak Prescott to contend Read more […]

Oct 30

Posing As An Adult: A Little More ‘Sex and the City,’ and a Little Less ‘Mean Girls’ By Emily Gaither

I’ve always been mildly uncomfortable being friends with women. From the time I was little, I always felt like women, or girls at that time, I suppose, were sniping or talking about me behind my back. I’m no better; I, too, have participated in shaming Read more […]

Oct 30

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS NOVEMBER 4, 2014

We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and which will begin at 5 p.m. Read more […]

Oct 30

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Winter Protection for Young Plants

Q: Last winter was a doozy by any standard, and several of my border shrubs that had survived previous winters unprotected froze and died off. I replaced them, but I don’t want a repeat if we have another bad winter. What’s the best way to protect the Read more […]

Oct 29

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS October 30, 2014 1:00 P.M. (Revised)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m., October 30, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered Read more […]

Oct 29

MUW art students host Art in Autumn Auction

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women Department of Art and Design’s chapter of Kappa Pi will host its annual Art in Autumn Auction Saturday, Nov. 8. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Eugenia Summer Read more […]

Oct 29

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS October 30, 2014 1:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS  October 30, 2014 1:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m., October 30, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Read more […]

Oct 29

Women of the Second Amendment —Connie Gore

Why the Women of the Second Amendment? Because in today’s society, it is prevalent in the Main Stream Media and others in society to want women to be victims and to be helpless.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  And many women are Read more […]

Oct 29

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The SEC East had its own eventful games with Florida and Georgia being off this past week. But for loyal fans of their teams, it meant everything. Everyone in the East has something to fight for. 4 teams from the East have a chance of becoming bowl Read more […]

Oct 29

Tim Tebow Slams Florida Fans By Bryan Law

If there is one classy gentleman from the University Of Florida, it is Tim Tebow. He took on SEC Nation this past Saturday and told the Gator fans how he felt. He wasn’t happy about the fans booing their own players. In professional Tebow style, he Read more […]

Oct 29

The Adventures of the VIP: Last Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration By: Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP Phew! It has been a while since I have sat down to chat with y’all! I offer my sincerest apologies—college has had me swamped on top of lots of blogging and interviewing celebs. Read more […]

Oct 29

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Laser Hair Removal Not Always Effective

DEAR DR. ROACH: We spent a considerable amount of money on our teen daughter’s laser hair-removal procedures, but the poor thing takes after her swarthy father, and the treatment seems to have no effect. Is there any real science behind this treatment? Read more […]

Oct 28

Dr. Rick DeShazo to speak at The W about National Diabetes Month

Oct 28

Foreign service officer to offer foreign travel advice to students

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Beth Neil, foreign service officer with the Department of State, will advise students on careers in foreign service and international travel Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Parkinson Hall, Room 117. The event, free and open to Read more […]

Oct 28

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

The West was once again shaken up. What we hoped for was an undefeated Egg Bowl, but fell to pieces. But it gave another team room to move up. Here’s how it winds up to be: Alabama (#3): It turned out Lane Kiffin’s return to Tennessee wasn’t so Read more […]

Oct 28

Political Cartoons for October 28, 2014

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Oct 28

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Self-Indulgent Triviality of the Ferguson protests

It wasn’t so long ago that Ferguson, MO., was supposed to be an American morality tale of racism, the militarization of police and all manner of other evil. For a few weeks in August, the attention of the national media focused on the suburb of St. Read more […]

Oct 27

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting.  The meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m., October 30, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered Read more […]

Oct 27

SEC Players Of The Week: October 25, 2014 By Bryan Law

This has to be the biggest weekend to end an unpredictable October. As I mentioned before, there won’t be a perfect Egg Bowl, if not ever. But some players deserve credit for not letting that happen. One team snapped a 3-game losing streak, while Read more […]

Oct 27

Dale Jr. Captures Martinsville; Gordon Takes Points Lead by Bryan Law

The Eliminator Round in Martinsville started off with Jamie McMurray on the pole.  McMurray and Jeff Gordon battled for the lead early in the race, with McMurray finishing 16th. Gordon had the lead pitting, but he and Chase contender Ryan Read more […]

Oct 27

Camp Fantastic by Garthia Elena Halbert

On the outskirts of Front Royal, Va., tucked away in a wooded area, the sun shines a little brighter here. Outside, anxious tweens sit on wooden benches playing “Trouble,” something they won’t get into here. Along a gently worn trail, canoes Read more […]

Oct 27

Images from the Whynot Fall Classic by Scott Oglesby / Foto-1

Images from the Whynot Fall Classic (Meridian, Mississippi) by Scott Oglesby / Foto-1—Photo Credit: Scott Oglesby         Read more […]

Oct 27

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Reversing Memory Loss

Here’s something many of us have been waiting on: the reversal of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. UCLA, working with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, created a multi-faceted approach to help participants with mild cognitive impairment, Read more […]

Oct 26

Dream Of Undefeated Egg Bowl Shattered By LSU By Bryan Law

Bo Wallace and the Rebels were looking to continue their hot streak and be the second Mississippi team to knock off LSU in Death Valley since 1950’s. What started off as a defensive battle began to mount to frustration. Even with a 7-0 lead, the LSU Read more […]

Oct 26

Sunday Bible Time for October 26, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Haggai in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What does Paul urge Christians to be of God, as found in Ephesians 5:1? Lovers, Believers, Followers, Worshippers 3. From Proverbs 3, we Read more […]

Oct 26

Sunday Comics for October 26, 2014

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Oct 25

Bryan’s SEC Bowl Suggestions By Bryan Law

This is gonna be fun. Apart from my usual topics, I’m gonna pull a risky one here. 5 SEC teams are already bowl eligible. 4 more need one more to lock in barring a major disaster. The last 2 could be capable if things fall right. This is the first Read more […]

Oct 25

Family Photography: Tim Thompson of Bradel Images is running a fall special!

Tim Thompson of Bradel Images is running a fall special! The $125 covers the photography session, Tim’s time, and a custom online gallery with digital files for printing. Regular price is $175. A slideshow set to music, like the one below, is available Read more […]

Oct 25

Political Cartoons for October 25, 2014

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Oct 25

W receives gift of more than $2 million in support of scholarships

A portrait of Annie Coleman Peyton was unveiled today at a major gift announcement on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Faculty and administrators looking on are Dr. Bridget Pieschel, from left, Dr. Amber Handy, Derek Webb, Dr. Brian Anderson, Interim Provost Tom Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Hooks and W President Jim Borsig. (Photo by Chris Jenkins/MUW University Relations)

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Ann Coleman Peyton, granddaughter of W founding mother Annie Coleman Peyton, has provided a bequest gift of more than $2 million to support scholarships for W history students. Earlier today, W President Dr. Jim Borsig, presented Read more […]

Oct 25

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Give Romo a Home

The next time you travel to Dallas and decide to stay awhile by choice and not due to government-enforced quarantine, take a look at your rental car and hotel taxes, particularly if you’re staying in nearby Arlington. See the extra 7 percent tacked Read more […]

Oct 25

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Who was the last player before the Chicago Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio in 2014 to start a season with two four-hit games? 2. Entering 2014, when was the last time an A.L. West team won the World Series? 3. In 2012, Washington’s Alfred Morris Read more […]

Oct 25

NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

  MAYHEW – While teaching Army infantry tactics at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Joshua Carroll picked up the methods he now applies to teaching Business Marketing at East Mississippi Community College. “If you’re teaching soldiers to maneuver Read more […]

Oct 24

SEC TV Guide: October 25, 2014 By Bryan Law

Well here it is, the last weekend before Halloween. No telling if something spooky might happen since I’ve always pointed out how unpredictable October is. Have I been right so far? I believe so. But anyway here’s my TV Guide: UAB @ Arkansas (Noon Read more […]

Oct 24

Eliminator Chase Race #1: Martinsville By Bryan Law

The Eliminator Chase Grid is set. Time to look at who has the edge to move on to the Championship Round at Homestead. Let us go down the list as they’re set: 1. Joey Logano: Even after a mishap at Talladega, Logano had nothing to worry about after Read more […]

Oct 24

What To Do About Assad By Alexander Scipio

Assad may again be gassing the locals. What to do about it? The US overthrowing local strongmen (a bipartisan effort that made everything worse: Saddam, Ghaddafi, Mubarak, and one more) in the naïve Western belief / projection that these autocracies Read more […]

Oct 24

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Don’t Blame the Dolls By: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to SSL Short Tales—a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and chat about everything from home renovation to the latest news happenings. Today we are chatting about a particular news item that caught my attention Read more […]

Oct 24

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Telehealth Care

For the fiscal year 2014, which ended in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs took care of 690,000 veterans via 2 million Telehealth visits. That equals 12 percent of all veterans enrolled in VA health care. More than half of veterans Read more […]

Oct 24

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Winter Protection for Young Plants

Q: Last winter was a doozy by any standard, and several of my border shrubs that had survived previous winters unprotected froze and died off. I replaced them, but I don’t want a repeat if we have another bad winter. What’s the best way to protect the Read more […]

Oct 23

Reshuffling Could Be Coming to A&M By Bryan Law

When the SEC season started, it was Texas A&M taking the conference by storm after embarrassing South Carolina at home. They started off at #21 while the Gamecocks were ranked 9th. Shockingly, Texas A&M won 52-28. Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s Read more […]

Oct 23

Red Cross national home fire safety campaign kicks-off in Hattiesburg on Saturday

HATTIESBURG, Miss., October 22, 2014— The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is launching a national home fire preparedness campaign in hopes of reducing the number of injuries and deaths caused from home fires by 25 percent within the next five Read more […]

Oct 23

Posing As An Adult: When Death Trumps Divorce By Emily Gaither

As of this week, I’ve been separated about two years, and divorced approximately six and a half months. In some ways, it feels like much, much longer, and in some ways, it feels like it just happened yesterday. I’ve been very introspective recently, Read more […]

Oct 23

CONTRACT BRIDGE by STEVE BECKER

CARD-READING North dealer. Neither side vulnerable. This deal occurred in the Life Master Pairs at the 1992 Summer North American Championships. It features an unusual play by one declarer, who succeeded where many others in the same contract Read more […]

Oct 23

Special election candidates hold debate on The W’s campus

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women will host a debate for District 17 Mississippi Senate candidates Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Poindexter Hall, Kossen Auditorium. William B. “Bill” Canon, Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Charles Read more […]

Oct 23

Red Cross announces upcoming disaster training in Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 22, 2014—The American Red Cross of North Mississippi is hosting a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Camp on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville St., in Starkville. The Camp is free and open Read more […]

Oct 23

DONNA’S DAY: Make Apple-Head Puppets for Fall

If you find a few soft, bruised apples hiding behind the pickle and mayo jars in the back of your refrigerator, or discover some cast-offs at your local orchard or farmer’s market, consider them perfect for this activity. Peel, carve and dry them Read more […]

Oct 22

Job Opportunity! Local Insurance Agency Hiring!

Local insurance agency seeks part time Customer Service Representative.  The successful candidate must be dependable; detail oriented and possesses strong customer service skills.  Prior insurance experience is desirable, but not required.  Please Read more […]

Oct 22

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

When I begin to type this, you will see why I held the SEC East for last. There’s apparently one strong team coming from the East. Now I must go down the dreadful list of what’s to come: Florida: Okay answer this question for me. How in the hell Read more […]

Oct 22

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Lower Credit-Card Rate? Just Ask

Unhappy with your credit-card interest rate? Wondering how to lower it? It might be easier than you think. Sometimes you only need to ask. According to a study done by CreditCards.com, only 23 percent of credit-card holders have ever asked for a lower Read more […]

Oct 22

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Save plastic bags that cannot be recycled, and use them to collect food scraps that cannot be composted or flushed. — B.M. in New York ¥ Keep the yolks in hard-boiled eggs from crumbling by wetting your knife between slices. ¥ “To soften butter Read more […]

Oct 21

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

Yes I know I normally start with the East. Here’s the thing, we have 4, count them, 4 teams from the SEC West in the Top 5 in both polls. This is a first. Let us get serious here: Alabama (#4): From what I can tell, Nick Saban and the Tide are Read more […]

Oct 21

Political Cartoons for October 21, 2014

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Oct 21

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN By Rich Lowry: A War for Show

Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too slow to act against ISIS and gives his current strategy only “a possibility Read more […]

Oct 21

Dress up as your favorite character at superhero-themed run/walk Oct. 30

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Superman, Wonder Woman or Captain America. Bring your favorite superhero to life at Mississippi University for Women’s Mortar Board Honor Society’s 5K Fun Run & Walk and Power-Team Relay Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The Read more […]

Oct 20

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS OCTOBER 21, 2014

We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and which will begin at 5 p.m.   Read more […]

Oct 20

Keselowski Avoids Elimination With Win At Talladega By Bryan Law

At the start of the Contender Round, Brad Keselowski looked to be the guy to beat. His dominance began to run out at Kansas when he blew a right front tire and hit the wall finishing 36th. He got dropped to the bottom four afterwards. Then in Charlotte Read more […]

Oct 20

2016: Race, Gender and the GOP by Alexander Scipio

    Is GOP leadership beginning to awaken from the White slumber in which they have somnambulated since the Depression, when they lost the minority vote? Be nice to think so. This ad in Colorado is a great start – but it’s only Read more […]

Oct 20

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Seniors Want to Work

According to a study released by Merrill Lynch, seniors don’t really want to completely retire. Nearly three-quarters of us want our retirement years to include work. Given the economy, it would seem an easy guess that we would keep working not because Read more […]

Oct 20

To Your Good Health: Eyebrow Loss? Have Thyroid Checked

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active 63-year-old female of normal weight. I exercise several times a week and am in seemingly good health. About a year ago I noticed that my eyebrows were disappearing, starting on the outer edges. They are now almost completely Read more […]

Oct 19

SEC Players Of The Week: October 18, 2014 By Bryan Law

This week was blowout week. Some I weren’t expecting blowouts, got blown out. Ironic huh? But nevertheless, I must award these players. Hopefully it won’t be a long list with my luck: Dylan Thompson – QB, South Carolina: Thompson throws for 262 Read more […]

Oct 19

Bryan’s SEC Hot Plate: Will Muschamp’s Days At Florida Are Over By Bryan Law

What it seemed like was Florida had found their new man when Urban Meyer possibly pulled one and left for Ohio State. His only good year was going 11-2 and headed to the Sugar Bowl where they lost to Louisville. That was where the slide officially Read more […]

Oct 19

Sunday Bible Time for October 19, 2014

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  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Habakkuk in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Joseph was buried in a plot of ground at Shechem costing how many pieces of silver? 1, 7, 30, 100 3. Which metal, used to sharpen others, Read more […]

Oct 19

Sunday Comics for October 19, 2014

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Oct 18

Mike Slive Leaves His Mark Well In The SEC By Bryan Law

If it’s any one person who brought SEC Football to an all-time high, it’s the SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. He was responsible for bringing Texas A&M and Missouri on board, while at the same time, launching the SEC Network. He took over for Read more […]

Oct 18

Race To The Eliminator: Talladega By Bryan Law

Some unexpected names are at the cutoff line. Of course it really wasn’t their fault to begin with. Their only miracle is to win. Points alone may not help them. I’ll start from top to bottom: 1. Joey Logano: What can be said about this young man. Read more […]