Before Monday's special-call meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees meeting, board president Jason Spears said he hoped the meeting -- an open forum on the district's special education program -- would show the district's efforts go beyond "checking the boxes."
There's not much to Mayhew, at least not that first meets the eye.
High-achieving students may be different in myriad ways, but one thing they have in common is keen sense of curiosity.
Tuesday, during the Columbus city council's regular meeting, a personnel matter will be discussed in executive session. Typically, the nature of these personnel matters is a mystery. But in this case, it's the worst-kept secret in town.
The devastation of the past two weeks, first in Texas and then in Florida, has touched our generous nature.
The Mississippi Supreme Court's unanimous decision in favor of The Dispatch and against the city of Columbus Thursday goes far beyond circulation areas or city limits.
For the third time in 10 years -- and the second time in three years -- the city of Columbus is considering a move to privatize its public works department.
Hurricane Harvey and its related flooding is an unprecedented disaster that will require an unprecedented response.
The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon hear a case that began in Lowndes County over whether judges can ban guns from courthouses.
Three weeks ago, the city of Columbus released the report conducted by police department consultant K.B. Turner.
The promise of cooler weather just over the horizon is certain to stir us from our heat-induced seclusion.
Tuesday marked a key moment in the efforts by the city of Columbus to redevelop blighted areas of the city, a move that every citizen should support, even though it will mean an increase in taxes.
Welcome teachers, as we present to you the Class of 2018.
Only hours after a protest organized by white nationalists against the removal of a Confederate monument erupted in chaos and deadly violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Southern mayor announced the violence had caused him to speed up plans for relocating Confederate statuary in his town.
We've never seen anything quite like it. No, we are not referring to the solar eclipse that will travel a course across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina on Aug. 21.
When it comes to taxes, reasonable people understand the basic principle that the public services we rely on do not fall out of the sky like manna from heaven.
In Sunday's edition, Lifestyles editor Jan Swoope told the story of Erik Studdard, a Columbus graphic artist with a passion for toy photography, which involves staging small toy characters in scenes, then photographing them.
When the Columbus City Council voted to hire a consultant to examine the city's police department in January, it took a big first step in improving public safety for its citizens.
Andy Boyd stood in front of a group of about 40 New Hope YMCA members Tuesday night and no one present had more "skin in the game" than he.
For close to four decades, Tyrone Ellis was a steady, moderate and respected voice in the Mississippi Legislature.
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