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.
Amid an "extraordinary last few days" where news and recommendations on how to respond to the COVID-19 is "changing by the hour," Mayor Lynn Spruill asked aldermen Tuesday to declare a local state of emergency and announced sweeping changes to how the city will operate in the coming weeks.
It appears Lowndes County elections will return to paper ballots but not in time for November.
First they came for the hand sanitizer. Then the disinfectant. Then the toilet paper.
t was a little after 10 a.m. on a weekday. Another edition of the newspaper was printing on the press, and Don Rowe was sitting in my office.
My stepdaughter, Julia, has severe food allergies. We're talking peanuts, tree nuts, soy flour and soy protein.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission last week dismissed a public records complaint The Dispatch filed against East Mississippi Community College in October in lieu of obtaining requested copies of hype videos the school produced for its football team.
Lowndes County School District's board members are still weighing whether to turn over wastewater treatment at its West Lowndes facilities to Prairie Land Water Association.
On Friday, though, the question seemed to be more of "when" than "if."
It was cold Friday afternoon, but Willie Peterson was glad to be back to work all the same.
Climbing to the top few steps of a ladder leaned against the side of a house on Shady Street, he surveyed how well the roof work had held up to recent days of significant rainfall that finally ceased late Thursday afternoon. Then coming down from the ladder, Peterson began preparing for his next tasks.
The roof at the 2-year-old New Hope High School building has leaked as many as 115 times, 38 of which are confirmed splits in the roofing material, project architect Joey Henderson told Lowndes County School board members during a special-call meeting Tuesday evening.
A 4-3 vote Tuesday moved forward a resolution for Starkville aldermen to issue up to $25 million in general obligation bonds for park improvements, including building a tournament ready sports complex at Cornerstone Park off Highway 25.
The Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit system saw increased ridership in 2019 for its campus and city routes, director Jeremiah Dumas reported to the board of aldermen Tuesday.
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