Ever year at this time, the Mississippi Department of Education releases its "report cards" for schools and school districts throughout the state.
Aprils and Octobers are distant relatives (calendar-wise, at least), but share common traits.
The story of MUW math professor Dr. Agnes Carino illustrates an important point where medical treatment is concerned.
Americans are fascinated by technology, including automation and robotics. We are also more than a little frightened of it.
Tonight at 6 at the Level III nightclub on Main Street in Starkville, Mississippi District 38 congressional candidate Cheikh Taylor will host the third annual Expungement Forum.
It has been three years since the Columbus Police Department first began equipping its officers with body cameras.
Want to improve our community by reducing poverty, crime, failing schools, drug/alcohol abuse, domestic abuse and falling property rates?
Monday, at a volleyball game in New Hope, a group of Starkville High School athletes took a knee during the playing of the national anthem.
Over the past few years, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has made good use of the dividends produced through the investments on its hospital trust fund.
Often politicians live and move and form their opinions and strategies from like-minded constituents.
Tuesday, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors opened and reviewed bids by prospective buyers of its county-owned hospital. This comes six weeks ahead of the Nov. 7 election during which voters will decide if the supervisors have permission to sell the hospital.
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.
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