When the Mississippi House of Representatives voted against a state lottery Monday evening, it sent shockwaves throughout the Capitol and left everyone searching for the answer to a simple question: Why?
Thursday's opening day the special session of Mississippi Legislature, specifically the proposal to institute a state lottery, is an embarrassing example of how government should not work.
Over the past year, and especially in recent weeks, the bitter dispute between Lowndes County and city of Columbus officials has driven home one point that everyone should now be able to agree on. When in doubt, write it down.
Over the past 20 years or so, it is no secret that the newspaper industry has struggled on the business side, with newspapers being shuttered, staffs being cut and coverage of some news being eliminated or greatly reduced.
On Monday, Mississippi State University held an event to announce its plans for a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agricultural designed to build on the university's entrepreneurship program by providing a place where new start-ups can develop, build and test prototypes of their products.
As Columbus city officials wrap up their work on the FY2019 budget, which will go into effect on Oct. 1, there will be a renewed emphasis on attracting more retail development.
There is currently a grassroots effort (pun intended) to put medical marijuana on the ballot in Mississippi in November 2020.
Mississippi cities want their slice of the annual $50 million to $75 million in new sales tax revenue created by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in June that requires big online retailers to collect state sales tax.
The split between the county's board of supervisors - more specifically board president Harry Sanders -- and the city of Columbus has been compared to a divorce, a messy one at that.
The story is told of George Armstrong Custer during his service as a young Union lieutenant in the Civil War.
Eleven years ago, when the first Sounds of Summer concert series at the Columbus Riverwalk amphitheater was announced, there was really only one question: Are you crazy?
This weekend, Mississippi will celebrate the annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, although as celebrations go it's more like Flag Day than Independence Day, and for good reason.
Monday, Lowndes County Recreation Manager Roger Short shared his vision for county recreation with supervisors during a special recreation workshop.
Over the past two decades, weather science has made remarkable strides as new technology has enhanced the ability to predict storms, giving more specific information on when and where storms are likely to hit and gauge the severity of those storms.
It happens every summer.
It is no secret that bad blood exists between the governing bodies of Lowndes County and the city of Columbus.
Tuesday, The Dispatch filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the Columbus-Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Monday, Vic Schaefer became a multi-millionaire.
Let's call it the Yogi Berra effect.
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