Ah! Autumn in Mississippi.
Following Tuesday evening's board of selectmen meeting, Ward 4's Keith McBrayer approached Parks and Recreation Director Jarrod McDaniel as others filed out of the boardroom.
"Well, I tried," he told McDaniel, flatly. "I'll try again next month."
Earlier this week, I was sitting in my living room when my youngest daughter, 5-year-old Pfeiffer, walked up to me with a contemplative expression.
Work will begin soon to install sewer lines at 138 acres of the Prairie Belt Powersite.
In the middle of the woods on his parents' property in the Morgantown community, Mark Henry sits on a stack of freshly cut oak columns for a water break.
A selectman's impassioned plea Tuesday to divert more money from the city's road bond to pave streets in his own neighborhood did not seem to get far with his fellow board members, but support from vocal audience members at the meeting became rowdy enough that the mayor once had to gavel them down to keep order.
At home this summer, my daughter Zayley, 11, has watched for the mail truck every day with the excitement of someone waiting for her Publishers Clearinghouse check.
Lowndes County School District is requesting about $5.5 million more than last year from county property tax revenue for Fiscal Year 2021, much of which would boost its operating revenue.
On Friday afternoon at Performance Marine on Gardner Boulevard, David Wesley Dupler answers the phone at the front desk, while his mother, Michelle, helps a walk-in customer.
Dusty Dupler, David's father, is hidden away working in the back of the store, occasionally walking to the front to speak friendly with customers he seems to have known for decades.
It's a balmy 76 degrees on a beautiful mid-October Saturday on a Southeastern Conference university campus.
The 11 a.m. kickoff is about 20 minutes away.
I've never understood the point of the proselytizing atheist. Even as a person of Christian faith, I understand how a person's life experiences would lead them to decide not to have faith themselves.
My father has always been a walking repository of profound colloquialisms. Each were either passed down to him directly from generations of our family or by cultural osmosis from his nearly 70 years living in Southeast Arkansas.
As a senior in high school, I sat in English class watching the news with my classmates when the second plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Looting is stupid. Riots are not the "language of the unheard," a quote I have seen so many people post on social media over the past few days. With due respect to the late, great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., my take is that violent riots and looting are more the fury of opportunists looking to score their personal "pound of flesh" against the "system," without any regard to a coherent, shared objective of reduci
Thursday morning, I walked out of my bedroom/current work-from-home office to refill my coffee cup. My middle daughter, 11-year-old Zayley, started talking to me before I even could see her.
"Daddy! I have only watched this video for 3 minutes, 21 seconds, and I already have a full page of notes," she said.
Anita Milons Johnson walked into Starkville High School in 1998 as her alma mater's new sophomore English teacher.
When Kaile King visited Mississippi State University as a high school senior from Carthage in spring 1998, she had all but decided to attend Ole Miss.
Then she noticed the drummer for the MSU Black Voices and he made enough of an impression for Kaile to enroll in Starkville that fall instead.
Brian Hutson had been here before. Four times to be exact.
A Lowndes County supervisor told The Dispatch on Saturday that some members of the board are trying to force County Administrator Ralph Billingsley out of his job.
Columbus Light and Water will not disconnect customers or charge late fees for its services until further notice, the utility's board voted Thursday.
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