Articles by Dispatch Editorial Board
Mississippi University for Women is asking the Cirlot Agency to vet a new potential name for the university.
JACKSON — Work may soon begin on improvements to Highway 45 in Lowndes and Noxubee counties, as the state contracts with road builders to start highway projects being paid for by federal economic stimulus funds.
For the past week or two coconut cake has been on my mind, and I’m not quite sure why. Not just any old generic coconut cake, but my mother’s. She did not bake cakes often, just the rum cakes for Christmas presents and a cake for birthdays.
The state Legislature shouldn’t be faulted for delaying adoption of the state budget as it awaits more information about how to spend the federal economic stimulus money Mississippi is getting. But, to say the least, it’s alarming the House and Senate have been unable to agree on how much to raise the cigarette tax.
As a sophomore on the East Mississippi Community College golf team, Hal Larkin is making the most of a second chance.
Larkin has the second lowest average on EMCC’s team after being academically ineligible to play as a freshman.
Larkin, a 2007 graduate of Caledonia High School, has made the most of his last chance to play at EMCC by earning second-team all-state honors. He earned the honor based on being 10th in the state with a 76.7 stroke average.
My name is Mary. I first would like to say hello. I would like to share my testimony with you and pray that it helps and encourages you. I am a dialysis patient. I started dialysis in July 1982. I am 46 years old. I have seen many come and go, and the Lord has blessed me these many years to be here through much suffering and pain.
The famous Girl Scout song “Make New Friends” reminds us to “make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.”
This tune rings true for United Way of Lowndes County as they bid farewell to outgoing board members Nick Ardillo of Ardillo, McCullough, and Taggart; Dr. Claudia Limbert, Mississippi University for Women president; Alma Turner, ICS Head Start; Yvonne Sanders, Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau; and community volunteer Sandra Stone.
For Diolia Diesto-Galorport, life as a public nurse and translator has been more challenging than she imagined. After graduating from the College of Nursing in the Philippines with what she calls “a missionary heart,” Galorport has served in remote and sometimes dangerous corners of the world.
Another local manufacturing company is getting ready for a big round of layoffs. Ceco Building Systems Monday morning issued a “Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification” to the employees of its Columbus manufacturing plant on Highway 45 North.
STARKVILLE — One of television’s most recognizable high school principals, Dennis Haskins, probably best known as Mr. Richard Belding from “Saved by the Bell,” will visit Mississippi State University Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., for a free, public presentation. Sponsored by the MSU Campus Activities Board, the event will be held in Lee Hall Auditorium.
The initial court appearance of a man accused of murdering his wife has been postponed. George Pate, 56, was scheduled to appear before the Columbus Municipal Court April 2.
Oh behalf of the City of Columbus, all of our local and elected officials and community leaders, “Thank You” for coming out and supporting this year’s “Grilling on the River ‘09.” We were thrilled that you chose to join us in celebrating one of our “Very Own” events.
Homeowners participating in Columbus’ 69th annual Pilgrimage, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, Chuck Yarborough and his charges at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street Columbus and Charlie the Owl of Starkville
From handmade soaps to quilts and woodworking, about half a dozen artisans gathered Saturday at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center to sell their wares at Artisans’ Alley.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has taken a man accused of child molestation into custody.
JACKSON — The state Legislature this year has passed bills and resolutions uniquely fashioned for Lowndes County and people from there.
Severe weather is headed toward the Golden Triangle area this afternoon, and the National Weather Service in Jackson says tornadoes are possible and hail is a definite.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:
JACKSON — Legislation died on a technicality Tuesday to give Mississippi University for Women permission to sell Carrier Lodge.