In the spring of 2014, when the Columbus Municipal School District began its search for its fourth superintendent in as many years, we urged the school board to bring in a leader whose credibility, integrity, transparency and sound judgment would mark a turning point for a troubled school system.
On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Americans who go to Mars and beyond will someday be called astronauts.
On Tuesday Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, which is widely-regarded as state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.
Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.
There are 40 remaining Saturdays in 2016, including tomorrow. Yet not all Saturdays are created equal.
The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws -- some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.
The act has been committed. The judgments will follow.
There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."
It was a simple idea and simple event. But what we saw left us inspired.
As midnight approached on the evening of March 12 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, a celebration broke out on the court.
Two weeks ago, the Mississippi Senate, at the behest of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, passed a bill that will reduce state revenue by a whopping $577 million over the next 15 years by eliminating the franchise tax on business and the two lowest income tax brackets for residents.
As we learned in school, the date of the start of the seasons are determined by science.
There are many differences between men's and women's college basketball, but on almost every level, the gap is closing.
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.
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