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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.
A rose to Nancy Guerry, who stepped down as executive director of Helping Hands after 32 years, and to her successor Jennifer Garrard, for whom
COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for more than 18 months now. By this point, virtually everyone knows someone — a family member, friend co-worker, neighbor — who has died from contracting the virus. Beyond that, the virus has altered some of the daily rhythms of life. We are not back to “normal,” and we don’t know when that day will come.
Long before the phrase “workforce training” became a mantra of every candidate for statewide office, Joe Max Higgins was sounding the alarm about Mississippi’s shortage of skilled manufacturing workers.
A rose to the Facebook group “Friends of Lake Lowndes” for their efforts to clean up and beautify the state park in the eastern part
To audit or not to audit? That’s the question.
A rose to the people of the Golden Triangle for their role in the rising tide of public awareness concerning COVID-19 vaccination and safety precautions
When the subject of college competition emerges, we most often think of athletics. In a wide variety of sports, Mississippi’s eight state-supported universities compete robustly, often against each other.
On Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council voted to table an appointment to the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors after neither of the two applicants — Quincy Harris and Colin Krieger — were able to get the four votes needed for the appointment.
On Monday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed to allow its road department to assist the Columbus Public Works Department in picking up debris around the city, primarily tree limbs, branches and other yard waste.
On Friday Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves broke his long silence to address the skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers but failed to implement any statewide mandates. As it
Columbus native, former UMMC head addresses Delta variant, vaccine safety, consequences of continued hesitancy
As COVID-19 cases rise and vaccination rates in Mississippi remain among the lowest in the U.S., Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor emeritus of health affairs and former dean of University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine sat down with The Dispatch to talk about the safety of the vaccine and encourage the public to receive it.
A rose to our health care workers who again are under incredible strain as the new COVID variant sweeps across the country. Here in Mississippi
Since the turn of the millennium, Lowndes County has seen something of an industrial revolution. Over the past two decades, we’re seen the arrival of steel mills, heavy manufacturing, aerospace technology and, most recently, solar power facilities.
A rose to K-12 schools in the Golden Triangle, which begin classes this week. Unlike last year, all students will attend classes in person during
When you see a fat dog, you know its owner needs more exercise.
Before the 1930 baseball season, Yankees’ slugger Babe Ruth signed a one-year contract for $80,000, what was then a staggering sum. The idea that a baseball player could make that sort of money was offensive to some people as the Great Depression descended on the nation.
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A rose to Lowndes County School District Board member Jacqueline Gray, who alone among the five-member board voted against a proposal leaving the decision about
With the school year just around the corner, school officials are facing a difficult decision about what COVID-19 protocols should be implemented.