The news that Fred's will close two stores in Columbus by the end of May has alarmed long-time patrons of the stores and moved Mayor Robert Smith to pen a letter to the chain's corporate office in Memphis pleading for the company to change its mind.
With roughly four months before Mississippians go to the polls to elect all state-wide offices, the latest Millsaps College/Chism Strategies State of the State Survey provides an interesting glimpse into what likely voters see as important issues in the campaign.
What qualifies as historic is sometimes in the eye of the beholder. That's the case with the old Lee High School property on the corner of 18th Avenue and Military Road.
What does Mississippi's state flag and the weather have in common?
For someone who has been in the inner circle of Mississippi Republican Party leadership for going on 40 years, Andy Taggart's candidacy for attorney general appears motivated far more by personal loss than political ideology.
For the Mississippi State women's basketball team, there was no third straight trip to the Final Four and, therefore, no "third time's the charm" appearance in the national championship game.
Now that the Legislature has approved a 1-percent increase in the city of Starkville's restaurant tax, city officials are meeting to plan exactly how they will proceed pending a vote by Starkville citizens.
For years, the online version of The Dispatch has included a feature that allowed readers to comment on the stories we publish.
Imagine opening an ice cream shop that sells only one flavor.
There are two kinds of elected officials: Those who believe in open government and transparency. And those who do not.
Imagine if you awoke one night to discover your house was on fire. What would you do?
In the legal world, there is a distinction between a confession and an admission. But in common use, the distinction between the two is that an admission means owning what is already known.
"Two out of three ain't bad" may be pretty good song lyrics, but it's an awful way to kick off the 2019 gubernatorial campaign.
Not all 1-percent restaurant taxes are the same, apparently, although we have yet to learn why.
Three weeks after an EF-3 tornado swept through Columbus, those most affected by the disaster are still being told them must be patient.
The benefits of living in a college town are hard to overestimate, especially in small towns like Starkville.
The response from citizens after the Feb. 23 tornado has been a source of encouragement for the city of Columbus in the wake of the devastation. Almost as soon as the storm passed, neighbors joined first responders, utility crews and relief organizations to help their neighbors in need.
While portions of the yet-to-be-completed amphitheater were already flooded Friday before Saturday's heaviest rainfall -- the standing room area close to the stage was already flooded -- we do not believe it's fair to call its location a mistake.
There is a common saying, "You get what you pay for."
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