The Commercial Dispatch, a daily paper and a news site, has been owned by the same family for 100 years. The primary coverage area is Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Lowndes is home to a diverse economy. Oktibbeha’s economy is largely fueled by Mississippi State University. This news organization tackles stories with down-the-middle reporting, but also believes a paper’s editorial stances play an important role in a community. Its tagline is “Open eyes, open minds,” a nod to its history of pushing aggressive watchdog journalism and a vibrant local opinion page.