Large PPP loans help local-based businesses 'weather the storm'

Posted yesterday in Area

In the middle of storm season, 4-County Electric Power has one principal job: to keep the power on. Consequently, Marketing and Public Relations Director Jon Turner said, "the last thing you want to do is be understaffed."

Dispatch staff brings home 18 MPA awards

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch won 18 Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards, including second place for General Excellence in the medium daily circulation division.

Ask Rufus: Lost Graves and the Confederate Monument

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Last week the subject about possibly relocating the Confederate monument at the Lowndes County Courthouse to a possible location at Friendship Cemetery came up.

A Gathering Space: New concept offers connection, growth, support in an uncertain time

Posted yesterday in Community

What would returning to school even be like? Will I ever get back to 40 hours? It's months since I've been able to hug Mom. Should I worry about my 401K? Do we postpone the wedding until it's safer to bring everyone together? Can I keep my business afloat? I'm so lonely. Will this ever end? Stressors spawned by the coronavirus pandemic cover the spectrum. For many people, concerns unimagined six months ago have emerged. That's why four Golden Triangle women created A Gathering Space -- "tips, tools and a break from the chaos."



Mississippi limits elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

Mississippi mayor and wife indicted on federal fraud charges

Trump OKs Mississippi's disaster declaration request

Monroe County purchased a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle in June. The vehicle will be used in search and rescue efforts, missing person cases, extractions and circumstances where a suspect is barricaded.

Monroe County acquires mine-resistant vehicle

'Symbol of hope': Crawford gym reopening brings local youth together

Current, former SPD chiefs advocate for police reform in nationwide panel

Alsobrooks: EMCC will 'open for business' in fall

Mississippi governor vetoes criminal justice bills

Reeves vetoes part of education bill over pay plan

Columbus mask requirements take effect today



NAACP letter gives businesses deadline to support, condemn Sanders

City borrows $6.5M for streets despite financial uncertainty

Business Moves with Mary: New restaurant opens in Columbus

COVID hits more legislators amid rapid spread in Mississippi

Business brief: Brown named First Vice President

Business brief: Hand named Vice President

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