The Commercial Dispatch won 18 Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards, including second place for General Excellence in the medium daily circulation division.
Two-and-a-half years ago, when Madilyn Burns was a sophomore in high school, a car accident put her in a coma for 10 days, damaging her short-term memory and causing her to have to relearn how to walk.
Each year at Homecoming the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievement and presents awards to selected recipients in the categories of Distinguished Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Achievement, Alumni Service and Outstanding Recent Graduate.
Main Street Columbus presented awards to 13 local businesses and developers during its annual awards program at Events Off 5th Thursday.
Starkville’s Main Street Association presented seven awards to local businesses and developers during its annual awards program on Thursday.
Chloe Draper won’t graduate from Columbus High School until May, but she has already earned an associate’s degree from East Mississippi Community College.
The Dispatch took home 10 awards for advertising — half of them first place finishes — in the Mississippi Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest.
The Dispatch took home 15 awards from the Mississippi Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, including four first-place honors.
Cheyanne Allred was shocked to hear her name called.
Most days, volunteers work behind the scenes and attract little attention.
Monday was not one of those days.