Thursday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council will meet at the Trotter Center at 9:30 a.m. in an effort to agree on a joint resolution to submit to the Legislature to extend the 2-percent restaurant tax.
Christmas is a fixed date on the calendar, but while we all recognize Dec. 25 as the day, there is no agreement on when the Christmas season begins.
On Thursday, Mississippi State held a grand-opening ceremony for the Grant Presidential Library, a $10-million, 21,000 square-foot addition to the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.
In October, when Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins and Columbus Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter appeared before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and The Columbus City Council at their respective regular meetings, it seemed simply a procedural matter that could be easily addressed.
Today is Black Friday, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
Long before Abe Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday in 1863 and long before the Pilgrims' 1621 feast that inspired it, a guy in Rome best expressed the idea behind what we recognize today as Thanksgiving:
Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council held it regular meeting, breezing through a light agenda in a shade under 15 minutes.
In Sunday's Dispatch, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins pulled no punches in his criticism of state leadership on the issue of economic development.
Like hundreds of thousands of high school seniors, Robert Woodard II has decided where he will attend college next year.
Monday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted for a change in leadership.
Tuesday was not a good day to be a Falcon.
The elected officials of Columbus have many obligations, among them the responsibility to promote public safety, often through policy decisions.
The people have spoken. Now it's time to listen to what they said.
Over the past few weeks, as we have watched county and city officials squabble over the details of a renewal of the two-percent restaurant tax, our attitude has devolved from disappointment to consternation and now borders on disgust.
Special elections generally feature low voter turnout.
It will take some time for us to know the full story of the officer-involved shooting death during the early morning hours Saturday.
On Tuesday, voters in Oktibbeha County will go to the polls to decide if the county can sell the county-owned OCH Regional Medical Center. The vote, it is thought, will bring to an end a long and emotionally charged debate.
What was supposed to have been a routine measure to extend Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant tax has become an unseemly turf war between the city of Columbus and the county.
A Ph.D. candidate in sociology in search of a dissertation might consider examining college football fans for insight into human behavior.
The expression, "It's all about who you know," most often carries a negative connotation, suggesting that relationships often lead to advantages.
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