Summer, which always seems to overstay its welcome in this part of the world, finally packed its bags and went away Thursday, giving us one last day of 90-degree weather as festive fall arrived.
More than 20 years ago, German chemical company BASF created a slogan that still ranks among the most effective in advertising history: "At BASF, we don't make a lot of the products you buy; We make a lot of the products you buy better."
When Tom Velek announced he was stepping down as director of coaching for soccer in Columbus and as director of competitive soccer for Columbus United, the competitive soccer club of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, last week, there was no disputing that he leaves a void that will be a challenge to fill.
City work is no place for folks with thin skin.
On Tuesday, Bill Waller, Jr., the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, was in town to speak to the Columbus Rotary Club and he devoted much of his time talking about two subjects - the state's electronic court system and its drug court program.
Monday, the state of Mississippi broke even, you might say.
It's like a rerun of a show you never liked in the first place.
Every so often, we are reminded our world -- the one before us, the one we can reach out and touch -- is not nearly so desperate a place as we might be led to believe.
When work crews began demo work on part of the old train Depot on Main Street this week, the buzz began.
Football, an observer once noted, is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport.
For most of the 20th Century, Mississippi State University was best known for its agricultural and veterinary programs, a point of pride for a state with strong ties to farming and industries such as poultry and commercial livestock industries.
Each year, the state of Mississippi and as many as 70 of the state's 82 counties provide funds for beaver control, money used by the USDA Wildlife Services uses to control the beaver population and destroy the dams they build.
"It is an urgent matter."
It used to be that what distinguished a "good job" from all the rest was based on when you showered: The person with the good job showered before work; all the others showered after work.
The Columbus city council is expected to appoint a new municipal judge tonight.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 27, Mississippi State University was notified by a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer that a suicidal student was on campus and intended to shoot himself or others.
Cats are better than dogs -- and vice versa -- as statistics, studies, magazine rankings and polls clearly indicate.
For more than a year now, Lowndes County and the Mississippi State University Extension Service have been working on plans to build a multi-purpose outdoor facility that could be used for horse and livestock shows, 4H competitions and just about any other event suited to a large covered space.
If you walk or drive over to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, you might notice an abundance of bouquets spread across the historic grounds.
We cannot decide what we dislike more: The new ordinance or the way it was carried out.
2. Our View: Nichols gets chance to correct 'unwritten rule of law enforcement' DISPATCH EDITORIALS
3. Slimantics: The news from Lake What-the-heck LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Mona Charen: A little too much reality in the show? NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Editorial cartoon for 3-22-18 NATIONAL COLUMNS