Articles by Dispatch Editorial Board
It has been a brutal week in city government in Columbus.
Under normal circumstances, the departure of a community college administrator who served only two years would be little-noted.
A rose to the Starkville Police Department for its efforts to coordinate its surveillance camera with those of private citizens and businesses. Such camera systems
In the summer of 1972, the management of Sears decided to bury a time capsule at the location of its new store as part of its grand opening celebration. Citizens were invited to add momentos to the time capsule before it was deposited into the ground in the parking lot outside the Sears store at Leigh Mall to be unearthed on Columbus’ bicentennial in 2021.
During Tuesday’s city council meeting, Columbus Mayor Keith Gaskin planned for the city council and the public to hear presentations from a pair of forensic auditing firms, take two weeks to digest the information and then ask the city council to approve proceeding with the audit at their next meeting on Oct. 19.
It’s probably not a common term, but just about everybody in our community and state knows ALICE.
A rose to the Columbus Municipal School District for its selection into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts
Too often, when local governments seek to fill board appointments it becomes a matter of beating the bushes to find a competent person to fill those positions. While some boards have a limited scope and naturally attract only a few applicants, there are many boards whose importance should warrant a deep and talented pool of applicants.
Tonight at Courtyard by Marriott, the Columbus Young Professionals will hold a meeting to discuss its rebrand.
One of the best things about the attention medical marijuana is commanding these days is diverting attention from another issue that emerged when the Mississippi Supreme Court struck down the Constitutional Amendment passed by a 3-1 margin in November.
A rose to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District for using a grant to help students hear instructors more clearly through audio enhancement electronics, an innovative
Fall has arrived in The Golden Triangle.
During its Tuesday meeting, the Columbus City Council earmarked $1.3 million of its $5.6 in American Recovery Plan Act allocation to provide one-time $5,000 stipends to city employees.
Since President Biden signed the American Recovery Rescue Plan (ARPA) into law in March, a program that pumps millions of dollars directly to cities and counties throughout the country, local governments have been pondering how to use those funds most effectively.
A rose to our “Best of the Triangle” award winners, which are featured in a special section available in our print edition and our online
Two local governments approved annual budgets Wednesday, and the contrast could not be more stark.
The stretch of road that connects Highway 12 and Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County is named Longview Road.
Our View: Budget oversight signals need for more attention to detail, but city transparency should be commended
On Monday, Columbus City Council discovered what it thought would be a $550,00 surplus in its proposed FY 2022 budget was instead a $1 million deficit.
A rose in remembrance of 9/11 and the days that followed the tragic events of the day. Twenty years ago today America woke — if
If you’ve ever consulted a financial advisor to sort out your finances, you know that the first thing that expert will likely do is look at your debt — particularly credit card debt.