Truth be told, you just can't beat Southern cooking. Pearl's Southern Cooking, 7066 Hwy. 45 N., is officially open in West Point with soul food specials and Southern delights.
Possum Town Hangout, 1469 Hwy. 69, is slated to open July 1, pending inspection.
The Burning Piano is open for business, at long last. In October, Ben Sala, along with his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Stephen Sims, started renovating the former Catfish and Chords building at 2222 Military Road into a "different kind of bar."
When Christie Lawrence learned Mississippi Business Group on Health had not hosted events for employers in northern Mississippi, she wanted to change that.
On a Thursday morning, Jane Scott picks up a package of chicken from the freezer. She places it next to a brown bag full of food and then hands it to the family waiting at the window, free of charge. Scott is the president of Project Homestead in West Point -- a food pantry offering food to families in need.
In 1918, America faced its greatest pandemic, the Spanish Flu outbreak, which ultimately claimed 600,000 lives in the U.S. Yet while the nation's understanding of viruses at the time left the nation vulnerable, in one sense it was better equipped for a public health crisis than the COVID-19 virus we face today.
Cynthia Mutch readily admits she's no internet wizard, but as the Marketing and Membership Director at the Frank P. Phillips Memorial YMCA in Columbus, Mutch has adapted to her new role as the czar of the gym's highly-successful YouTube workout channel.
After about a three-month drought, Starkville's movie theater will reopen June 19. UEC Theatre's general manager Seth Parsley confirmed the theater's reopening and said showtimes and movie lists will be available "as soon as possible."
Online applications for the new Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program will open at noon today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday.
Jason Roden opened STAGgerIn Sports Bar in the Cotton District on April 1, 2011. No joke. Nearly a decade later, the sports bar will soon relocate to College View with a few surprises in store for its loyal customer base.
The Peco Foods chicken processing plant in West Point will add more than 200 jobs to its existing 44 when the addition of a par-fry facility is complete. Par-frying (short for partial frying) is the first step in the frying process and the food is frozen, packaged and distributed afterward.
Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said over the last two decades, he's worked with about 20 companies looking to bring solar farms to Lowndes, Oktibbeha or Clay counties. Until recently, those companies -- barring the odd two-megawatt solar farm located near a substation - have been unsuccessful.
Despite the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Airbus' Columbus facility is still on schedule to meet its helicopter production requirements on time.
Perched above the check-in desk at Belle's Nail Bar in Starkville sits a one liter pump bottle of hand sanitizer. A vibrant green color, the soothing goop has taken a different form than its widely produced clear-counterpart.
Ruby Tuesday in Starkville has closed permanently. Though a sign poised in the window announced its "temporary" closure, the restaurant has vacated from the Ruby Tuesday website.
April 2020 unemployment data was released this week for the nation and the numbers were as expected.
3. Dispatch receives $7K in relief funds from Google COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Black organizers plan to address divisions within their community STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY