Shannon Bardwell has a question for her friend, Angela Jones, a question that had been nagging at her over the weeks since the death of George Floyd, an event that stirred a reawakening in the Black Lives Matter movement, both nationally and here in the Golden Triangle.
Columbus Light and Water has been disconnecting the service of 40 to 50 customers a day due to unpaid bills, a 50-percent increase from its normal volume of shutoffs.
The Dispatch has received $7,000 through the Google News Initiative's Journalism Emergency Relief Fund.
This Fourth of July weekend we celebrate America's independence as a holiday weekend. At a time when heroes are needed, we are now prone to judge those of the past by the standards of today and we are seeing efforts to tear down or remove memorials to Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson.
Some call her "the doctor of dots" or "the dot lady." Galleries tend to call her an acclaimed folk artist. Elayne Goodman simply carries on, determined not to take herself too seriously, turning the world around her into one of unbridled color and imagination.
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