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  1. Charlie Mitchell: 'Differentness' is real, but doesn't always matterRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Commercial Dispatch

    It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. It wasn't the dominant theme, of course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith is white and Espy is black.


  2. Our View: A good start for The Retail CoachRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 6 | Commercial Dispatch

    It's still too early to tell just how effective The Retail Coach will be in reinvigorating Columbus' retail sector. Even Will Kline, project manager for the Tupelo firm, said Wednesday, "We're in the first inning of the first game of what we hope will be a seven-game series."


  3. Hyde-Smith says no ill will, intent behind 'hanging' remarkRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 21 | Commercial Dispatch

    A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's remark was caught on video that was released last week.


  4. Slimantics: The two words Cindy Hyde-Smith won't sayRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 15 | Commercial Dispatch

    It was not long after I had made the 2,500-mile move from Biloxi to Santa Rosa, California, that two important working relationships were put to the test. I was sports editor at The Press Democrat newspaper at the time and only a few weeks into the job when the photo editor and design editor approached me and asked to speak with me in my office.


  5. GOP senator should explain 'hanging' remark, challenger saysRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 15 | Commercial Dispatch

    A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging," her black Democratic challenger says. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the remark in a video that surfaced Sunday.


  6. 5. State senator's 'public hanging' remark draws rebukeRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was "an exaggerated expression of regard" for someone who invited her to speak, and "any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous."


  7. The drive to help women succeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Stephanie Johnson, director of the New Hope-based Recovery House, poses at the facility in this Dispatch file photo. She is resigning after 30 years working at the organization. 13 comments

  8. Roses and thorns: 11-4-18Read the original story

    Nov 3, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    A rose to Toxey Haas and Mossy Oak, the West Point outdoor conglomerate he founded, which on Thursday received the George McLean award from the Tupelo-based CREATE Foundation. The award, given annually, recognizes an individual or organization's history of philanthropy.


  9. Chaney: Two Mississippi hospitals end Medicare Advantage agreementsRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    The changes will force patients to travel elsewhere for care or seek other coverage before a Dec. 7 deadline for Medicare enrollment. "The underlying issue is that health providers, whether doctors or hospitals, are demanding more payment for their services rendered to those on Medicare, and the Medicare Advantage plans are refusing to pay more," Chaney told the Clarion Ledger. 41 comments

  10. Computer switch tied to delays for some Mississippi car tagsRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Lee County resident Norma Kolarik told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that she and her husband bought a car in May in Alcorn County. She said they couldn't get a tag until September, and even then it took help from a state lawmaker.


  11. Our View: The potential of a new Leigh Mall ownerRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    When The Dispatch reported Leigh Mall would go up for auction in December, it created an immediate response in the community and rightly so. When the mall opened 45 years ago, it immediately became the catalyst for retail in the city. 4 comments

  12. Tupelo keeps Columbus winlessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Columbus High School's Matthew Leach, right, dives for extra yards after tripping over teammate Arick Evans while trying to avoid Tupelo's Dalvin Pack , center, in the third quarter of their game Friday night in Columbus. Photo by: Jim Lytle/Special to The Dispatch The Columbus High School football team will have to wait at least one more week to return to the win column.


  13. Leigh Mall up for auction after loan defaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Leigh Mall on Highway 45 in Columbus is up for public auction as collateral on a defaulted loan, according to a public sale notice in today's edition of The Dispatch. Security National Properties, which owns the mall, defaulted on the $34.7 million debt, which placed 27 of its properties on the auction block.


  14. Court won't reopen suit over 2016 Mississippi police shootingRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a request by the family of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert.


  15. Peco Foods holds job fair at EMCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Julia Morrison, East Mississippi Community College's special projects coordinator, left, talks with Khadijah Harrison, of West Point, about job opportunities at Peco. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff Hundreds of people from across the Golden Triangle and beyond converged on East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus on Saturday for a job fair for the new Peco Foods plant in West Point. 2 comments

  16. Bicyclist hospitalized in hit-and-run on William Roberts RoadRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in custody regarding a hit-and-run where a 21-year-old man riding a bicycle was hospitalized. LCSO responded to the hit-and-run Thursday night at 7:19 p.m. on William Roberts Road at the intersection of Swedenburg Circle east of Columbus. 2 comments

  17. Unlikely Rhodes Scholar plans to return to MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Starkville Rotary Club member John Forde, left, talks with Noah Barbieri after Monday's luncheon at Starkville Country Club. Barbeiri, a Millsaps College graduate, is headed to Oxford, England, next week as a Rhodes Scholar, the 51st Mississippian to earn the prestigious scholarship. 5 comments

  18. WPPD makes arrest in Thursday deli shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    West Point police have arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a Thursday night shooting at a West Point deli. Authorities charged 19-year-old Natrell Cox with aggravated assault with a weapon on Friday, according to Clay County Jail logs.


  19. One injured in West Point deli shootingRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    The shooting occurred on North Division Street at about 10:30 p.m., West Point Police Chief Avery Cook said. The victim was shot in the arm and taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for surgery on ligament damage, Cook said.


  20. Five retail firms vying for city contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    When exactly councilmen will decide on which firm to offer a contract remains unknown, but Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box said he hopes the vote comes "sooner than later." "I hope we can get to this pretty quick," said Box, who in August led an effort to divert $100,000 the city had paid the Golden Triangle Development LINK for a decade for economic development services to the professional services fund -- some of which will be used to hire a firm specifically to pursue retail development. 2 comments

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