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)

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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)

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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 […]

Oct 18

Political Cartoons for October 18, 2014

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Oct 18

LION HILLS HOSTS 19th EMCC GOLF CLASSIC

  Please go by www.facebook.com/rspublishing and hit the LIKE button for us and join the Real Media Revolution at twitter.com/RSPubs Read more […]

Oct 18

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

Who holds the major-league record for most multihomer games? In 1974, an Atlanta Brave led the National League in batting average, while a teammate led the league in ERA. Name them. Who was the last quarterback before Alabama’s A.J. McCarron in Read more […]

Oct 18

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Recorded for Perplexity

Last month saw the end of Saturday-morning cartoons on network television. For the first time in 45 years, this time-trusted trick employed by parents in an attempt to sneak a little extra sleep on the weekend before being bombarded by demands for whatever Read more […]

Oct 17

Grading The SEC West for October 16, 2014 By Bryan Law

This year in the SEC West was so unpredictable and unexpected. Some have risen unexpectedly while those usually up there begin to fall. Here we go: Alabama (#7): Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide this time pulled out a close one. It was all thanks Read more […]

Oct 17

SEC TV Guide: October 18, 2014 By Bryan Law

Looks like my guide is somewhat bland this week since Mississippi State has a bye week. Unfortunately there’s only one game to start off the week before CBS kicks in. But you gotta play the cards you’re dealt right. So here goes nothing: Furman Read more […]

Oct 17

The Howling Moon Tales by Garthia Elena Halbert

This week’s column is a little different. I’m looking for an illustrator for a new series of children’s books. Below, you’ll find the first installment of “The Howling Moon Tales.” If it inspires the artist in you, or if you know someone who would be Read more […]

Oct 17

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Building a Bookshelf with Crates, a Cabinet, and a Drawer By: Chasidy Hathorn

  Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and explore the randomness of my life and home adventures. This time around in my home decorating, I am not focusing on a project Read more […]

Oct 17

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Wood Floors and Water Don’t Mix

Q: While I was away on a business trip, my roommate decided to buy a couple of floor plants and put the containers directly onto the hardwood floor with nothing under them. By the time I got back, a couple of waterings later, water had run out of the Read more […]

Oct 17

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: High Demand Swamps Caregiver Program

The Government Accounting Office report “Actions Needed to Address Higher-Than-Expected Demand for the Family Caregiver Program” is grim. The report assesses the program that was established in 2010 to support family caregivers of seriously injured Read more […]

Oct 17

W faculty to perform with The Starkville-MSU Symphony

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women professors will be featured soloists in a concert with The Starkville—MSU Symphony Association Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall. Dr. Julia Mortyakova, department Read more […]

Oct 17

The W gallery hosts provocative exhibition of contemporary art

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The Eugenia Summer Art Gallery is exhibiting a five-person group show which is part of its “Intersections of Gender and Place” project. The exhibition runs Oct. 15-Nov. 6. The opening reception will be on Friday, Oct. 24th from Read more […]

Oct 17

November Events for Baptist Golden Triangle

Baptist Hospice Golden Triangle’s Celebration of Life service and reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-4 p.m., First Baptist Church/Ministry Activity Center, 3000 Bluecutt Road, Columbus. The public is invited to attend. Call 662-243-1173 for more Read more […]

Oct 16

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS OCTOBER 21, 2014 1:00 P.M.

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Oct 16

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

This year in the SEC West was so unpredictable and unexpected. Some have risen unexpectedly while those usually up there begin to fall. Here we go: Alabama (#7): Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide this time pulled out a close one. It was all thanks Read more […]

Oct 16

Root Causes: Education and American’s loss of Liberty by Alexander Scipio

Libs love to talk about root causes. Normally it absolves them from accepting personal responsibility forthe problems caused by their policies – they just change the subject and blame some larger, undefinable, amorphous group. The root cause of Read more […]

Oct 16

Posing As An Adult: A Filter; What’s That? By Emily Gaither

I’m reaching a weird age for myself. It’s the “I-don’t-give-a-flip” age. I haven’t gone full 80 year-old or anything, but I’ve accepted that I’ve come to an age where I’m perfectly comfortable letting my opinion be known, and I’m not Read more […]

Oct 16

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Lunchbox and Snack Surprises

When my son was going off to kindergarten for the first time, I could tell he was curious about whether he would make new friends. So to comfort him, I slipped into his lunchbox a photograph of our family vacation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Read more […]

Oct 16

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: THE TWO-WAY VIEW

THE TWO-WAY VIEW East dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   A 6 [H]   7 6 3 [D]   8 4 2 [C]   A K 9 5 3 WEST [S]   J 8 3 [H]   Q 9 5 2 [D]   J 10 7 6 3 [C]   4 EAST [S]   Q 10 7 2 [H]   Read more […]

Oct 16

The Lincoln House Receives Another Great Review!!

The Lincoln House is a beautifully restored antebellum home. Built in 1833, it pre-dates the Civil War by 30 years. I discovered this cozy old home quite by accident. Riding through the area on my motorcycle late on Sunday, October 12, 2014, I Read more […]

Oct 16

Friends of the Library – November Book Sale

Oct 15

The Adventures of the VIP: Interview with Celeb Chef Todd Wilbur

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a Mrs. Fields Cookie at home? What about a Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappaccino or KFC fried chicken? Well, expert chef and food cloner Todd Wilbur figured it out. Yep, that’s right. Todd Wilbur, Read more […]

Oct 15

Penalties Should Be Tighter During The Chase By Bryan Law

We got the penalties laid down on Tuesday concerning the multi-altercation in Charlotte. Brad Keselowski allegedly rear ended Tony Stewart and he backed into his front in return. Keselowski also allegedly tried to spin out Denny Hamlin in Turn 3 on Read more […]

Oct 15

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The ever loving SEC East took another ugly headed turn once again. The lead has shifted once again and I’m about to tell you why: Florida: The Gators had another teeth grinding game, only this time they got the shorter end of the stick, losing Read more […]

Oct 15

Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Tool In The Hands Of A Drunk by Greg Allen

Recently, while surfing the Internet, I saw a CNN interview of Mike Rowe.  He’s an actor and reality series host.  He characterizes a normal Joe blow who wears a T-shirt and jeans, adorning a worn out baseball cap, on those infamous Ford commercials.  Read more […]

Oct 15

“K12 magazine: The Dawn of a New Era” by Garthia Elena Halbert

Hey, fair warning here: This is more shameless self-promotion. K12 is a new magazine in the works by yours truly. The first edition tentatively will be released on Jan 3, 2015. A new edition will come out each fall, spring & summer, whenever Read more […]

Oct 15

EMCC WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Event

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Oct 15

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Toys That Aren’t on the Hot List

If children are on your holiday shopping list, you naturally hope you can find gifts that will surprise and delight them. To do that, you might be hoping you can find the latest and greatest toys of the season, the ones every kid allegedly wants. But Read more […]

Oct 15

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Here’s a fun game to help kids learn their sight words: BINGO! Make your own bingo cards with sight words in all the spaces. Use flash cards to call out the words, and the kids can mark them off as they hear them. We tape the bingo card to a small Read more […]

Oct 14

Is Saturday Night Alright For Fighting In NASCAR? By Bryan Law

Okay picture this. How is it that racing under the lights on a Saturday night brings more excitement than on a Sunday afternoon? On a Sunday race, if a wreck happens, you might hear them just mouth off and walk away. On a Saturday night race, the physical Read more […]

Oct 14

Political Cartoons for October 14, 2014

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Oct 14

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Ben Affleck’s Muslim Problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vln9D81eO60 The latest episode of Bill Maher’s HBO show “Real Time” performed what was, in effect, an in-studio social experiment. It sought to establish, in a controlled setting, the answer to this pressing question: Read more […]

Oct 13

Red Cross urges Mississippians to prepare for severe storms

FLOWOOD, Miss., October 13, 2014 — With the severe weather expected in Mississippi today, tonight and through Tuesday, the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safe as thunderstorms and possible tornadoes, damaging winds, hail Read more […]

Oct 13

The Magnolia State Rejoices…..Again By Bryan Law

If you thought Mississippi State and Ole Miss’ stay in the Top 5 was brief, think again. They have now officially proven they are contenders. #3 Mississippi State hosted #2 Auburn. It was the first time ever that 2 Top 5 teams ever played in Davis Read more […]

Oct 13

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Do You Live Alone?

Nearly 30 percent of seniors live alone. Home safety is very important to us, and even more important during the short, dark days of winter. Here are a few hints to stay safe. ¥ Invest in a few of those small “tap” lights — the kind you touch on Read more […]

Oct 13

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—TIA Events Launch Search for Cause

DEAR DR. ROACH: In the past six weeks, I have had five TIA events, ranging from a minute or so to six minutes. My symptoms are: a loss of control of my right leg, moving up to my right arm and fingers; and a loss of speech. I am aware and thinking during Read more …

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Oct 13

Uber…. cop? by Alexander Scipio

Technology, Crime and the Cops  Uber, Lyft, AirBNB all are changing how services are delivered by reducing costs, increasing access and dumping absurd Industrial Age methods & procedures… and costs So – an idea. UberCop. Really. Cops Read more […]

Oct 12

SEC Players Of The Week: October 11, 2014 By Bryan Law

I may have a long list of POTWs since I had to squeeze in some bonus coverage waiting on Ole Miss-A&M, so I’ll try to keep it as short as possible. Wish me luck here: Nick Chubb, RB – Georgia: I didn’t imagine Georgia would have much trouble Read more […]

Oct 12

Sunday Bible Time for October 12, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA  by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. By Roman reckoning, about what time of day did Jesus meet the woman at the well at Samaria? Sunrise, Noon, Sunset, Midnight 3. The butler and Read more […]

Oct 12

Sunday Comics for October 12, 2014

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Oct 11

Should College Football Players Be Paid? By Bryan Law

We are once again at that pointless debate of student-athletes getting paid. The latest victim: Todd Gurley. He has been suspended for possibly the rest of the season for allegedly receiving payment for signatures. The one thing I’m totally against: Read more […]

Oct 11

SEC VS NASCAR: Caught In A Riptide By Bryan Law

Robert Palmer

Okay I knew one day I would be caught in this predicament if I were to fully watch two sports again. SEC Football is always my main priority. NASCAR has been second. When I first started writing, I said I would only do SEC Football. Well, one day Read more […]

Oct 11

Political Cartoons For October 11, 2014

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Oct 11

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: An American Classic

Ever wake up one morning and decide to start a rodeo? Perhaps your morning went something like this: You awoke a bit later than usual, and you already could hear the kids whoopin’ and a hollerin’ out back with their daddy. Your voice was a little Read more […]

Oct 11

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

How many times did Coach Ron Fraser take the University of Miami (Fla.) baseball team to the College World Series during his 30-year career? Who holds the major-league career record for most outfield assists? In 2013, Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez joined Read more […]

Oct 11

Starkville native named director of campus recreation at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. — LeAnn Alexander of Starkville has been named director of campus recreation at Mississippi University for Women effective Oct. 9. As director of campus recreation, Alexander will oversee the Stark Recreation Center/Pohl Academic Read more […]

Oct 11

EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

MAYHEW – Fall graduation couldn’t come fast enough for one East Mississippi Community College Electrical Technology student. So he started his own business in April. Joey Brackin of Starkville is set to graduate in December with an associate’s Read more […]

Oct 10

SEC TV Guide: October 11, 2014 By Bryan Law

After a series of unfortunate events leading up to this article, it’s time to put out my TV Guide for this Saturday. Hopefully I’ll go 3 for 3 this week, but due to crossover games, I sometimes have no choice. Either way, here’s my list: Georgia Read more […]

Oct 10

Sam Hornish Returns To Sprint Cup For Petty Motorsports By Bryan Law

Former Indy driver Sam Hornish Jr. will finally return to Sprint Cup racing beginning next season. He will be driving the #9 car replacing Marcos Ambrose, who’s returning to Australia to race V8 Supercars. Before Hornish came to NASCAR, he won 3 IndyCar Read more […]

Oct 10

The Brutal Truth of War by Alexander Scipio

  Western Civilization and its liberties, rights and freedoms rose millennia ago through a new way of war: Total War rather than one-on-one fights (VDH “Western Way of War”). It was the totality of destruction of an enemy that allowed the West Read more […]

Oct 10

Sweet Sorghum Living: 37th Annual Apple Festival in Downtown Erwin, Tennessee by Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee or hot apple cider and enjoy good conversation. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the 37th annual Apple Festival, which was held in downtown Erwin, Read more […]

Oct 10

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: New Claim Forms

New claim forms are coming, says the Department of Veterans Affairs. It plans to produce a one-size-fits-all disability form for veterans, their families and survivors. The VA says the new form will eliminate guesswork and make it easier for applicants Read more […]

Oct 10

W’s family studies program re-approved

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator Academic Program Review Committee has re-approved Mississippi University for Women’s  family studies program. The re-approval is based on 10  different content Read more […]

Oct 10

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Sprucing Up Old Linoleum Floor

Q: The linoleum floor in our kitchen is yellowing badly. I like the pattern, which came with the house, but can’t find the same thing at the flooring store. Is there a way to clean and brighten up the floor rather than replace it? — Joe T., via e-mail A: Read more […]

Oct 10

Dr. Dennis Mitchell to present “A New History of Mississippi” Talk at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library

COLUMBUS, Miss.- Dr. Dennis Mitchell will present “A New History of Mississippi” on Wednesday, October 22nd at 2pm at the Columbus Public Library. The talk is in conjunction with the publication of his new book also titled A New History of Read more […]

Oct 09

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

The SEC West is now officially unpredictably wide open. These next couple of weeks will build momentum. Time to start grading. Alabama (#7): The Crimson Tide faced a stiff Rebel defense. They kept it as close as they possibly could. The only thing Read more […]

Oct 09

Nuclear Proliferation and the 2nd Amendment by Alexander Scipio

(Author’s note: This is NOT a call for personal nukes.) The secondary purpose of the 2nd Amendment, the purpose most widely in-use today, is self-defense and defense of others. In States that elect politicians who choose to follow the Rule of Read more […]

Oct 09

Posing As An Adult: These Eyes Cry All the Time….for No Apparent Reason By Emily Gaither

As you read this, I will be heading into eye surgery or will have just finished. Wish me luck and a speedy recovery…oh, and good drugs. Those are important. This will hopefully end EyePalooza 2014, and I will again be able to venture out in public without Read more […]

Oct 09

Welty Gala at The W to feature `The Monuments Men’ author

COLUMBUS, Miss. – New York Times bestseller Robert Edsel will be the featured speaker for the 2014 Welty Gala Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope Banquet Room. Edsel, author and founder and president of the Monuments Men Read more […]

Oct 09

Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium to feature Tim Parrish and Deborah Johnson

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Louisiana native Tim Parrish will present the keynote reading for the 26th annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., reading from his memoir “Fear and What Follows: The violent education of a Christian racist” Read more […]

Oct 09

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Explore the Streets Where You Live

Come Saturday morning, when parents Catrina and Jon Huynh-Weiss and 5-year-old son Sander set out on foot to taste cinnamon rolls at the local bakery, return library books and pick up home-repair supplies, the active family always takes the long way Read more […]

Oct 09

EMCC ROLLS OUT TWO-FOR-ONE OFFER ON INTENSIVE COURSES—Act NOW!!!

The clock is ticking on a new two-for-one promotion on intensive classes at East Mississippi Community College. Anyone who is not currently enrolled in an EMCC class and signs up for an intensive semester as a part-time student before the beginning Read more […]

Oct 09

Baptist Golden Triangle Events— FREE FLU SHOTS

Baptist Golden Triangle will offer FREE FLU SHOTS one day only Wednesday, October 15, 2-7 p.m., Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center. For ages 18 and above, while supplies last. We cannot administer flu shots to women who are pregnant or nursing. Call Read more […]

Oct 09

Grab your sneakers and walk to downtown Columbus for lunch Oct. 15

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and grab a bite to eat for lunch in downtown Columbus Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. W Walks to Lunch is being sponsored Read more […]

Oct 09

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: ENHANCING THE ODDS

ENHANCING THE ODDS South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   J 9 6 [H]   10 5 3 [D]   A K Q 7 2 [C]   Q 10 WEST [S]   3 [H]   A K 7 2 [D]   J 9 5 3 [C]   8 5 4 2 EAST [S]   Q 7 4 [H]   Read more […]

Oct 08

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The SEC East just gets more and more bizarre by the week. No one in this division is safe right now. I’m about to tell you why: Florida: Here’s a team with a new OC and there was high hopes during the Spring. Had high expectations to compete with Read more […]

Oct 08

NCAA Auto Racing? By Bryan Law

Yes you heard me right. NCAA Auto Racing! Nice ring to it huh? Is this actually happening you ask? Nope, not in a million years. This is just a wisecrack idea I’ve come up with, and I’ll have more come up down the road. What purpose would college Read more […]

Oct 08

I woke this morning to the following message on FB by Alexander Scipio Part III

“ALEXANDER Scipio, you are a morally despicable advocate of treason and mass murder.” Since this represents the kind of ignorant, fuzzy “thinking” of the Left, and a fairly widespread belief not only among the Left but among those on the Read more […]

Oct 08

The Adventures of the VIP: Interview with Matt Muenster of DIY Network’s Bathcrashers By: Abby Hathorn

  Have you ever watched DIY network’s Bathtastic! or Bathcrashers? You know, the one with the charming host? Yes–that one! Well, that cutie pie contractor/designer made a special appearance at the 2014 Birmingham Home + Remodeling Show Read more […]

Oct 08

Life Enrichment Program second term runs from Oct. 13 through Nov. 21

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The second term for the Life Enrichment Program at Mississippi University for Women will be held Monday, Oct. 13 through Tuesday, Nov. 21. Interested individuals still have time to register for classes ranging from forensics to Read more […]

Oct 08

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Winter Is Season for Comfort Food

With another hard winter forecast, the meals you and your family eat can go a long way toward keeping everyone healthy. This winter, think hearty comfort food. Search online for “cold weather comfort food recipes” — you’ll find thousands of them. Read more […]

Oct 08

Baptist Cancer Center awarded $3 million National Cancer Institute grant to bridge gap in health care disparities

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2014– The National Cancer Institute recently designated the Baptist Cancer Center as one of 12 centers nationwide to spearhead clinical research focused on disparities in cancer care among minorities and historically underserved Read more […]

Oct 08

W faculty member nominated for Certified Family Life Educator of the Year

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Dr. Dorothy Berglund, associate professor of family studies at Mississippi University for Women, has been nominated for Certified Family Life Educator of the Year. The CFLE of the Year is awarded to the person who has demonstrated Read more […]

Oct 08

EMCC Homecoming 2014

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Oct 08

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ No apron? No problem. String a dishtowel around your waist using a belt, a bungee cord or a simple ribbon. ¥ “Want the smells of the season? Here’s a great herbal tea that doubles as a whole-house fragrance: Combine one orange cut up, a cinnamon Read more […]

Oct 07

Why October is the SEC’s Month By Bryan Law

October is usually the time when everyone shows their true form. The bowl talk begins, the champion talk, and even the Heisman talk. When things begin to shape up in October, it’s always best to be at your game. October 4th started with #6 Texas Read more […]

Oct 07

Confederate and Proud? by Garthia Elena Halbert

Every now and again, I like to bring this issue back to the forefront. Why? Because in the South, we tend to believe that if we ignore it, it doesn’t exist. Racism. Sex. Homosexuality. Those are the big three I can think of. We pretend it away and Read more […]

Oct 07

I woke this morning to the following message on FB by Alexander Scipio Part II

“ALEXANDER Scipio, you are a morally despicable advocate of treason and mass murder.” Since this represents the kind of ignorant, fuzzy “thinking” of the Left, and a fairly widespread belief not only among the Left but among those on the Read more […]

Oct 07

Political Cartoons for October 7, 2014

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Oct 07

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Insipid War On Women 2.0

The “war on women” is back, and more tendentious than ever. Democrats are replaying one of their greatest hits of 2012 in their furious battle to minimize their midterm losses in a political environment defined by an unpopular president and general Read more […]

Oct 07

Community invited to Oktoberfest and haunted house at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Fall festivities at Mississippi University for Women will kick off with the annual celebration of Oktoberfest Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Shattuck Lawn, and end with a haunted house Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored Read more […]

Oct 07

W nursing instructor first advanced certified hospice and palliative nurse in Mississippi

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Dr. Kristi Acker, doctorate of nursing practice instructor at Mississippi University for Women, is the first Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN®) in Mississippi and one of 10 in Alabama. Palliative care is Read more […]

Oct 06

Tire Issues Shake Up Chase At Kansas By Bryan Law

What looked like Kevin Harvick about to come close to winning from the pole turned out to be a false tire scare. Several cars had blown right front tires. Points leader Brad Keselowski was fifth when he was the first victim to hit the wall. Keselowski Read more […]

Oct 06

I woke this morning to the following message on FB by Alexander Scipio Part I

“ALEXANDER Scipio, you are a morally despicable advocate of treason and mass murder.” Since this represents the kind of ignorant, fuzzy “thinking” of the Left, and a fairly widespread belief not only among the Left but among those on the Read more […]

Oct 06

Friends of the Library October Book Sale

Oct 06

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Avoid Drug Copay Coupons

If clipping coupons keeps some money in our pockets, we’re all for it. But there’s one type of coupon you don’t want to use: drug manufacturers’ coupons to save you money on your drug-plan copays. You see, it’s illegal. It’s part of the anti-kickback Read more […]

Oct 06

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Shingles Vaccine Not for Everyone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 66 and have multiple sclerosis. Should I get the shingles vaccine? On the one hand, I know it is recommended for everyone. However, I do have a compromised immune system, and it could be risky to inject a virus. Neither my family Read more […]

Oct 05

SEC Players Of The Week By Bryan Law

This weekend was more overwhelming than expected. I went 2 out of 3 on my TV Guide picks. But nevertheless, time to return to reality. My SEC players of the week: Dak Prescott, QB – Mississippi State: Dak-Man is at it again. What I thought would Read more […]

Oct 05

The Magnolia State Rejoices By Bryan Law

    Every journalist and broadcaster had said this is THE biggest weekend in Mississippi’s history. Well they said right. Alabama-Ole Miss was as tight as I expected, just never knowing for sure what the outcome would be. Texas A&M-MSU Read more […]

Oct 05

Sunday Bible Time for October 5, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey   Is the book of Song of Solomon in the Old or New Testament or neither? Whom did Zachariah not believe on telling him his wife would conceive? Jesus, Luke, Gabriel, Mark From Numbers 27, who became Moses’ Read more […]

Oct 05

Sunday Comics for October 05, 2014

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Oct 04

The SEC Heisman Race: Week 1 By Bryan Law

I had said before I was not going to talk about the Heisman Trophy until October. Well it’s October, so I’ll go ahead and make my SEC Heisman list. Wish me luck here: Amari Cooper, WR – Alabama: Cooper has has a jump in numbers since Lane Kiffin Read more […]

Oct 04

The Chase: Round 2 Begins By Bryan Law

Round 2 of the Sprint Cup Chase, or the Contender Round is set. Time to go down the order they’re in and review their current status: 1. Brad Keselowski – He and Team Penske are pretty much on a hot streak right now. He has 5 wins overall, 4 regular Read more […]

Oct 04

Political Cartoons for October 4, 2014

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Oct 04

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: The Royal Blues Are Over

Sit down. A lot has happened in the 29 years since you, Mr. Royals Fan, last made the playoffs. Bush won the next election but, get this, loses to an unknown, skirt-chasing, governor from Arkansas, then — and this was a doozy — Bush’s son gets Read more […]

Oct 04

W campus to use jeans to raise awareness for domestic and sexual violence

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s students, faculty and staff look to raise awareness and provide encouragement for women and men who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The W’s Student Counseling Read more […]

Oct 04

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

Who was the first player to appear in a World Series for three different teams? Name the player to lead the National League in stolen bases the most seasons. In 2013, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set an NCAA FBS record for most Read more […]

Oct 03

SEC TV Guide: October 4, 2014 By Bryan Law

  It appears my TV Guide is full of SEC West teams this week. Game #3 was a toss up, but I had to go with my gut feeling. Here is my guide: Texas A&M vs Mississippi State (12 PM ET, ESPN) – I strongly believe this should be a night Read more […]

Oct 03

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: A Tree Trimming by: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Short Tales. I have no idea what happened to me last week. Somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday, I lost a day and gained three. It was crazy busy—from family that visited to a quick trip to Birmingham to attend Read more […]

Oct 03

Carley Ann is Back!

Carley Ann is back.  Whether it is working out in the gym, doing a weight lifting competition or modeling, Carley Ann can do it all.   Never one to back down from a challenge, Carley excels at everything she does! If you enjoy today’s article Read more […]

Oct 03

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Operation Gratitude Still Going Strong

In just 30 days, Operation Gratitude recently sent 16,000 care packages to service personnel in harm’s way. It started with a request for 7,000 packages. A week later OpGrat received a request for another 2,200 packages. Almost immediately another Read more […]

Oct 03

THIS IS A HAMMER by Samantha Mazzotta: Why Weather Stripping?

Q: What’s the point of adding weather stripping around doors and windows? Today’s homes are pretty well built already. — Jake in Denver A: It’s true that good quality, sturdy doors and windows are available these days, but not all homes have them Read more […]

Oct 03

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

¥ It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” ¥ Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner. It wasn’t Read more […]

Oct 03

Annual event sharpens math skills

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Area schools look to multiply their mathematic knowledge by attending the Sonya Kavalesky High School Mathematics Day at Mississippi University for Women, Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parkinson Hall. Sonya Kovalevsky Read more […]

Oct 02

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

Here I am once again to grade the ever powerful SEC West. Yes I said powerful. Deal with it. Now let’s grade it shall we: Alabama (#1 Coaches, #3 AP) – Bye (First one was easy already). Arkansas – I honestly didn’t know who I wanted to win this Read more […]

Oct 02

Posing As An Adult: The Eyes Still Don’t Have It and Why We Need a ‘Person” By Emily Gaither

I’m not going to re-hash all of the gory, mundane details of what is still going on with my stupid eye. I will say that I have lost a large degree of respect for doctors in the past couple of weeks. I don’t like feeling like I’m receiving the message Read more […]

Oct 02

EMCC STUDENTS ATTEND SOUTHERN INVITATIONAL CHORAL CONFERENCE

Members of the East Mississippi Community College Choir and Reflection Singers participated in the Southern Invitational Choral Conference Sept. 29-30 at the University of Southern Mississippi. Pictured from left are Kevin Williams of Meridian, Dwight Read more […]

Oct 02

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: ENHANCING THE ODDS

ENHANCING THE ODDS South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   J 9 6 [H]   10 5 3 [D]   A K Q 7 2 [C]   Q 10 WEST [S]   3 [H]   A K 7 2 [D]   J 9 5 3 [C]   8 5 4 2 EAST [S]   Q 7 4 [H]   Read more […]

Oct 02

FLASHBACK By Mick Harper

Name the virtually ignored 1977 Charlene song that gained serious traction when it was re-released in 1982. Two groups charted with “Silhouettes (On the Shade)” in 1957. Name the groups. Name the song that contains the phrase “I know” 26 times. Who Read more […]

Oct 02

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Faux-Leather Vase Shows Off Fall Finds

“The leaves are definitely turning in New Hampshire,” friend Judy Barlow reported to me this week in an e-mail, “and my three kids are always the first to point out the beautiful reds and golds in our neighborhood. But to the kids, it’s not really Read more […]

Oct 01

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

It’s that time again to grade the ever unpredictable SEC East division. The one we grow to love (NOT). Well either way, time to hop up and grade after my usual 10-hour work day and a trip to the grocery store. Away we go: Florida – Bye (Gee that Read more […]

Oct 01

Birmingham Home and Remodeling Show 2014 by Abby Hathorn

The annual Birmingham Home & Remodeling show kicked off September 26th and wrapped up on the 28th. For three fabulous days, nationally renowned experts in home improvement, instructional how-to seminars, giveaways, and hundreds of exhibitors took Read more […]

Oct 01

Red Cross Responding to Early Morning Apartment Fire in Columbus

Media Alert: Disaster volunteers from the American Red Cross Northeast Mississippi Chapter are on-scene helping families affected by a 7-unit apartment fire at Jamestown Apartments in Columbus, Miss. Please keep the families in your prayers!

Oct 01

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Bracing for Winter

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, predictions for this winter range from mild and dry, to cold and dry, to cold and snowy, to cold and wet, depending where you live. Some areas will get above-normal snowfall and others above normal rain. The other Read more […]

Oct 01

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta: Make Time for Walk in Woods This Fall

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m a bit leery about taking my year-old Lab “Trip” anywhere besides the dog park. But my girlfriend prefers hiking in some of the nearby state parks and keeps inviting me and the dog along. What’s your take? — Chuck in Cleveland DEAR Read more […]

Oct 01

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ “Microwave cleaning and sponge cleaning at the same time? Yes, please. Soak a sponge in a shallow dish, and squirt it with lemon juice. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, and then use to scrub the interior of your microwave. If you have clinging stink, fill Read more […]

Sep 30

The New Chase Brings New Excitement By Bryan Law

It looks like NASCAR finally fixed the loopholes that had given them fits since the Chase was created. It had been retooled several times due to lack of excitement for the Homestead race. Since I started back watching NASCAR, the only Chase year I Read more […]

Sep 30

SEC September In Review By Bryan Law

September was interesting. This would be a good time to reflect on what we were to expect, and what surprised us. Here are the games in review. Texas A&M vs South Carolina: This is so far in my book the biggest bombshell to start the 2014 season. Read more […]

Sep 30

Scott Copeland: Standing up for America by Joseph B. St. John

From his time at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Scott Copeland has been a champion, supporter and believer of traditional conservative values.  Not one to run from his Christian- Read more […]

Sep 30

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Media’s Absurd NFL Hysteria

During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news — ISIL and NFL — and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious. It’s a wonder that President Barack Obama hasn’t pledged to bring NFL Commissioner Read more […]

Sep 30

Political Cartoons for September 30, 2014

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Sep 30

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

COLUMBUS, Miss. — October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and the Speech and Hearing Center at Mississippi University for Women wants individuals to be aware of the signs associated with the reading disorder and misconceptions that surround it. One Read more […]

Sep 29

Consent 101: The Rules of Engagement for Consensual Sex by Garthia Elena Halbert

I remember it vividly. Long walks from the Famous Maroon Band practice field  to a 6 o’clock sociology class. Past the abandoned band hall and the ghostly ROTC building, across smoke-billowing manholes. At 8:45, it was time to make the walk Read more […]

Sep 29

Jeff Gordon Returns to Form By Bryan Law

The driver once known as the Rainbow Warrior had hit a snag in his career since Jimmie Johnson started his 5-time championship reign. After 81 wins through 2007, he hit a 47 race winless streak during Johnson’s reign. Although Gordon was the one who Read more […]

Sep 29

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.— Rhythm, Rate Key to Treating A-Fib

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with A-fib and am taking metoprolol. My cardiologist also wants me on Xarelto, which is a blood thinner. Why is it necessary to take the blood thinner to avoid blood clots when the metoprolol should be averting Read more […]

Sep 29

THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN By Bob Franken: A Bad NFL Habit

It’s become quite the thing for celebrities, or even semi-celeb journalists, to let us in on the dark secrets of their lives. Whether it’s coming out as gay, confessing past drug use, revealing they’ve battled severe anxiety, you name it, it’s become Read more […]

Sep 29

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