On Monday, several media outlets, including The Dispatch, were denied the chance to attend a review of the ballots cast in the Ward 5 city council runoff.
At first blush, it seems like an oxymoron, but anyone who has experienced poverty for any significant amount of time will tell you: It's pretty expensive to be poor.
Mississippi may soon run out of new places to carry guns.
Stop us if you've heard this one: When the appointments are made to city boards, it is important that those choices are made ethically and fairly because to do otherwise erodes confidence in our city government.
If you ask the average American what form of government we have here in the U.S., the response would most likely be "a democracy."
Today, voters go to the polls to decide who will represent Ward 5 on the Columbus City Council.
If a tree falls in Columbus, does it make a sound? The answer is yes. In fact, apparently it can be heard as far away as Tupelo.
There were two public meetings Thursday evening in Columbus, both touching a common topic but from far different perspectives.
As the Legislature proceeds with its 2016 session, the economic outlook is worrisome for out state.
Contrary to the views of some of our legislators, the Second Amendment is not under attack in Mississippi.
A year ago, when the billionaire real estate developer and "reality" TV star announced his candidacy for the presidency, it was widely regarded as little more than a temporary, if wildly entertaining, diversion in the long, exhausting journey to the 2016 election.
Generally, there are two types of publicity.
It is a common metaphor, used to stress the importance of some thing or quality. From our children to our community service to churches, schools and businesses, all sometimes referred to as "the lifeblood our community."
By it's very nature, the Oct. 16 officer-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball put the city of Columbus' elected leaders and its police department in a difficult situation.
On Dec. 5, 2014, the Mississippi Ethics Commission ruled the city of Columbus had violated the state's Open Meetings Act by holding two separate non-quorum meetings the previous February where city business was discussed privately and without public notice.
On Feb. 16, voters who live in Ward 5 of Columbus will select the person who will represent them on the city council.
Before the first edition of Catfish Alley magazine was published, a lot of questions had to be answered, yet one remained after those first magazines were delivered: How long can we keep this up?
Living in a small town often comes with trade-offs.
One of the hottest topics in this year's presidential election race, is immigration. But, really, what's new about that?
This week, local and state officials, along with executives from Steel Dynamics, Inc., gathered just south of the steel-mill for a ground-breaking ceremony for SDI's $100-million expansion.
1. Voice of the people: Willis Pope LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
2. Kathleen Parker: Karma can be good business NATIONAL COLUMNS
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4. Editorial Cartoon for 5-2-16 NATIONAL COLUMNS