It has been nearly a year since the worst fire in modern Mississippi history, and with another season of chilly weather bearing down on us, we're hoping lessons have been learned.
It's a shame and a sad commentary on people and today's politics when "loyal subscribers" and "close friends" get so bent out of shape over a newspaper's endorsement of ANY candidate that they cancel a subscription or refuse to look the publisher in the face.
There is a great need for overhead lighting on the 82 Bypass east of Military Road exit to Highway 50 exit.
President Barack Obama is not a Muslim. He isn't secretly trying to replace capitalism in America with socialism. This means he isn't a communist. He didn't inherit an anti-imperialist, anti-colonial gene from his father that causes him to hate small businesses. He doesn't look like Hitler. He doesn't have a deep-seated hatred of white people that is going to result in his banning the possession of firearms. He wasn't born in Kenya.
Another Mississippi football tradition is on the ropes. Mississippi State football fans' unwillingness to silence their cowbells during game play, despite the pleadings of athletic officials, could lead to their ban from Davis Wade Stadium.
I've been a citizen of Clay County my entire life, and despite a strong interest in local politics, I have never taken pen in hand to write on behalf of a candidate for a particular race because I feel there has never been so qualified and deserving a candidate as Lee Coleman for Place 3 of the 16th Circuit Court.
Covenant Presbyterian Church wishes to acknowledge the open-hearted giving of the people of Columbus at our annual yard sale on Oct. 16 that was for the benefit of a small boy named Ben and his family who live near Mobile.
The residents of Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Clay and Noxubee have the opportunity to elect a new judge in the Place 1 race. I strongly urge you to vote for William Starks.
If you've ever run a business, chances are you've had to conduct a job interview. As a manager, the decisions about the people you put in positions of responsibility are among the most consequential you make for your company.
Something smells here. Columbus Light and Water's decision to pay $996,000 for 118 acres of property near Pickensville Road and Shady Lane seems mighty hasty -- and mighty expensive.
Well, I guess you have wondered where in this world I have been. I have been doing that little something called building a new house. Yes, the next phase of my life is beginning. Blue Cross is right about somethings - I have found myself in another age bracket and you guessed it, a rate increase.
As the midterm election approaches, Americans -- north Mississippians among them -- remain mired in recession and disgusted with Washington. Now as two years ago, voter ire has mounted against the party that happens to be in power. Republicans stand to regain control of the House of Representatives, and possibly even the Senate. Eight years of disastrous Republican policies under George W. Bush are seemingly forgotten, trumped by disappointment over the first two years of the Obama administration and Democratic leadership in Congress.
Councilmen, Heritage seniors, Jermaine Hodges, Dustin Evans, Jeremy Evans, MUW
Monday afternoon, in a room that looked like a set from Gone with the Wind, Dewitt Hicks called to order the monthly board meeting of the Columbus/Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A thorn to Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor and Ward 4 Councilman Fred Stewart, for voting in favor of a business rezoning that the neighborhood didn't want.
As a career librarian I can appreciate Alice Shand's management of the Columbus public library.
The rezoning case before the Columbus City Council this week may seem like a small matter in the great scheme of things, but it brought out the worst in our leaders.
It's a great week to be a Bulldog. The university is celebrating Homecoming this week. The maroon and white are riding a three-game winning streak, including a signature win over the University of Florida last week.
We, the Board of Trustees of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, welcome input from all our patrons.
1. Our View: Time to set the Legislature straight on open meetings DISPATCH EDITORIALS
2. Voice of the people: Elaine Hegwood LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
3. Voice of the people: Lori LeVar Pierce LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
4. Local voices: Remembering Ed Phillips LOCAL COLUMNS