Cats are better than dogs -- and vice versa -- as statistics, studies, magazine rankings and polls clearly indicate.
For more than a year now, Lowndes County and the Mississippi State University Extension Service have been working on plans to build a multi-purpose outdoor facility that could be used for horse and livestock shows, 4H competitions and just about any other event suited to a large covered space.
If you walk or drive over to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, you might notice an abundance of bouquets spread across the historic grounds.
We cannot decide what we dislike more: The new ordinance or the way it was carried out.
On Friday afternoon, The Dispatch received from Lowndes County Justice Court officials the affidavits from a criminal case against two local women charged with murder.
Active shooter. There is no phrase in our modern lexicon likely to produce more terror.
Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum spoke at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday at the Lion Hills Center. His 30-minute message could be compressed to a single phrase: "It's all good."
The fact that the death of Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was not unexpected does not diminish the sense of loss for the thousands who grew up watching his children's TV show and the young lives he would continue to touch long after it ended.
If you watch TV, you are bound to be aware of a marketing strategy TV producers use to attract viewers to new shows or, perhaps, new seasons of old shows. During commercial breaks, they broadcast clips from the shows.
The high school football season begins tonight.
The sudden death of steel-mill developer John Correnti Tuesday in Chicago, was a stunning bit of news throughout the industry, including here in Lowndes County.
The Frank P. Phillips YMCA Parkinson's aquatics exercise program that started 10 years ago really began in Japan, when Wesley Platt visited an international Rotary Convention in Osaka.
Wednesday, the LGBT advocacy group Campaign for Southern Equality filed suit against the state of Mississippi challenging the state law that prohibits same-sex couples from adopting children.
Four more than four years now, the Columbus Municipal School District has been trying to sell the 96,350-square-foot Lee Middle School property.
In the immediate aftermath of Saturday's arrest of two former Mississippi State students who the FBI says were trying to leave the U.S. to join The Islamic State in Syria, there have been some who have turned a suspicious eye to the parents of the two young suspects as well as the Islamic Center of Mississippi, located just off the MSU campus, and the large Muslim student population at the university.
By the calendar, there are still seven weeks of summer remaining, but for roughly 10,000 kids in Columbus and Lowndes County, the season ended Tuesday.
Thursday afternoon, a Kroger employee passed out bottles of water to grateful shoppers.
Pretty much since it came into office in 2014, the current Starkville Board of Aldermen have been concerned about the financial welfare of those who work for the city.
State auditor Stacey Pickering has spent the last week dismissing allegations he used money donated to his campaign for personal use as little more than smear tactics by a desperate opponent, aided by a former Pickering campaign worker with inside knowledge of his campaign.
It's a pretty tough time to be a good cop.
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