I was sitting on my back porch Saturday morning catching up on my Facebook feed when I thought, "Who is this Ashley woman from Madison and why is everybody so concerned about her?"
We cannot decide what we dislike more: The new ordinance or the way it was carried out.
The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?
On Friday afternoon, The Dispatch received from Lowndes County Justice Court officials the affidavits from a criminal case against two local women charged with murder.
To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.
Nighttime temperatures fell into the 60s, creating perfect conditions for nighttime walks.
The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now.
Columbus will never be the same again.
Among the family treasures my siblings and I divided up after my mother died, there was a sewing machine drawer full of postcards. She may have neglected to save one at some point over her nearly 90 years, but I doubt it.
"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more" -- Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me" When terrorists beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and posted video of the killing online, I refused to look. I explained my reasoning in this space. To watch that video, I wrote, knowing it was staged specifically to fill me with revulsion and fear, would feel like cooperating with the monsters who killed him. It would make me an accomplice.
Here in the South hand-painted signs are among our most irresistible roadside attractions. The best of them exert a Siren-song pull on innocent motorists. Take for example the clutch of signs at the intersection of Highway 50 and Lone Oak Road just west of West Point.
The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today.
Active shooter. There is no phrase in our modern lexicon likely to produce more terror.
Recently the Starkville Board of Aldermen agenda included a proposal from none other than Alderman Lisa Wynn to severely restrict the citizens' ability to exercise free speech during board meetings.
Was James Holmes -- convicted of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre -- nuts?
Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum spoke at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday at the Lion Hills Center. His 30-minute message could be compressed to a single phrase: "It's all good."
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