Articles by Dispatch Editorial Board
When communities are suddenly gripped with intense or emotional issues, especially if it’s an outbreak of violent crime, the natural response often is for citizens and community leaders to gather for some type of town hall meeting as a first step toward tackling the problem.
Tuesday’s Columbus City Council featured the return of a familiar face.
This weekend we’ll see something we haven’t seen in more than a year: Big crowds gathered for an event.
More than a few Columbus residents may not be inclined to watch the new documentary “Our Towns” on HBO Max, which features Columbus among eight small cities across the country.
“It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you look good doing it.” A fruitless Bible challenge would be to scour the gospels and
A rose to all the candidates in Tuesday’s municipal primary elections. Five of 11 contested primary elections in Columbus, Starkville and West Point have been
Tuesday’s primary elections in Columbus provided one piece of the puzzle. Will city government remain largely status quo? Or will the June 8 general elections
Today, Golden Triangle voters have the opportunity to participate in our nation’s most intimate form of self-government. Although municipal elections rarely generate the interest and
Tonight at 6:30 p.m., The Commercial Dispatch and WCBI will host a candidate forum for Columbus municipal candidates in contested races at the Lyceum at
A rose to all of you who have offered your feedback to our new website, which launched last week. As is often the case with new things, we recognize that adjusting to the new website and its features may require some time and patience.
The effectiveness of criticism often relies on how it is received. On Tuesday, Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton revealed the city’s plan to curb crime
Four years after Starkville-based education platform CampusKnot launched, the company formed by three Mississippi State students has received a $100,000 grant to expand its online marketing.
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, cases are steadily declining across Mississippi and the Golden Triangle area. This week alone, only 44 cases were reported in Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties.
Democrats’ nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes a big financial incentive for the states that have opted against expanding Medicaid to provide health coverage for more low-income Americans. It’s proving to be a tough sell.
Mississippi legislators have agreed on a teacher pay raise plan, and it will head to Gov. Tate Reeves.
A federal grand jury in has indicted a mother and son on wire fraud and other charges that accuse them of improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the state of Mississippi.
With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House said the nation is now in position to help supply neighbors Canada and Mexico with millions of lifesaving shots.
Police said Thursday that “nothing is off the table” in the investigation of the deadly shootings at two Atlanta massage parlors, including whether the slayings were a hate crime.
Just two more jurors were needed for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, as the judge prepared to rule Friday on two major motions — including whether to allow evidence from Floyd’s earlier 2019 arrest.
After a dreary year spent largely at home in front of the computer, many U.S. children could be looking at summer school — and that’s just what many parents want.