It's hard for journalists (or citizens for that matter) to overcome the bad attitudes often on display by officious officials who inhabit many Mississippi "service" offices. Seriously.
The South Side Historic District in Columbus is a real gem. It provides a place where in a less than an hour walk you are carried through almost 200 years of architectural history.
One afternoon last week I walked into the house to find our grandson helping Beth develop a personal emoji. You know, those little icons that go with emails and text messages to communicate emotion: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise.
There is no scenario in which a teenager having an unintended baby is a good thing.
The carpenter bees are out, as are the bee traps. Already we've captured a half-a-dozen or so bees. The kittens are mesmerized, watching bees buzz around, tumbling on top of each other.
Eighty-five million years ago, sharks swam where Gardner Boulevard is now. Carnivorous raptors roamed nearby beaches. Ten-foot-long crocodiles thrashed about.
Along the east-facing crest of Pleasant Ridge and the 800 block of Sixth Avenue North in Columbus is one unbelievable neighborhood.
Today, Mississippi State will play host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, which prompted a curious reader to call and ask for an explanation.
After three years of watching the Starkville Board of Aldermen, I should be immune to surprises.
After pacing the floor of my living room, clutching and reading an article by Mr. Rufus Ward in which he paints a vivid picture of the Southern hospitality visited upon the German prisoners of war interned in the camps at Aliceville, Alabama, during World War II, I thought, "Come, come, now Mr. Ward. Why not paint the whole picture, warts and all?"
I'm still taken with the Tiny House concept and author Dee Williams who listed all her personal belongings on one yellow legal-size sheet of paper.
On Jan. 1, 1935, The Dispatch introduced a new daily feature on Page 1. Outside of the newspaper's masthead, it is probably the only thing in The Dispatch that hasn't changed over the intervening 80-plus years.
It must have been an amazing sight to behold on the day during World War II when columns of German soldiers -- including members of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's famed Africa Corps -- marched through Aliceville, Alabama.
What is to be made of the Mississippi Senate's vote Thursday to pass a $577 million tax cut through a bill it laughably calls "The Taxpayer Pay Raise Act?"
Trump is on a roll, no doubt about it.
After pressure from traditional newspaper watchdogs, including the Northside Sun, the Legislature is finally considering a bit of ethics reform.
Feel the Bern? Students at Mississippi School for Math & Science certainly did Monday during the school's mock presidential primary election.
James Fallows, distinguished author and writer for The Atlantic magazine has, for the past few years, traveled the country to tell the story of America from a different perspective -- that of the small cities and towns that dominate our nation from coast to coast.
A couple of weeks ago I did a column on a bull shark being caught in the Tombigbee River in Alabama. In the column I mentioned fossil sharks teeth that are commonly found in the Upper Tombigbee River Valley.
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