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.
"Migratory birds will start coming this month," he said. "Last year I fed four pairs of rose-breasted grosbeaks."
Spring must be in the air, literally, because I wake each morning to the birds serenading me.
Hungry birds are always welcome.
Pete Seeger wrote a cycle of life song 60 years ago, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"
Tuesday afternoon, in a warehouse in Fayette, Alabama, Kimberly Bowling, a 45-year-old mother of three, Auburn University graduate and business owner, maneuvered a pallet jack up the ramp of a semi-trailer and pushed it under a listing tower of glass jars. The jars, $20,000 worth of them, had just arrived by truck from Jonesboro, Arkansas.
The first of March and unsettled weather always brings to my mind the horrific story of the Eliza Battle.
When a screenwriter concocts a conservative, the prototype is standard.
When I say we're starting from scratch, I wish I were talking about biscuits.
To be honest, I'm not liking this New Year's Resolution very much at all. It's been 66 days now since I resolved not to buy any apparel, shoes or jewelry, nothing to decorate myself up with for a whole year.
As the weather warms and spring approaches, traffic on the Riverwalk picks up. Recently I have been walking there, not only enjoying the touch of natural beauty at the edge of downtown, but seeing old friends and making new ones. It is a place where almost everyone speaks as they pass, and, too, it is a place steeped in history.
One of our most tenured representatives, Tyrone Ellis, has submitted a bill, HB984, to develop a partnership school jointly controlled by the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District and Mississippi State University.