If legislators approve a special 1-percent restaurant sales tax for Columbus, the city will only use it for maintaining and operating the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater at The Island.
Local legislators expressed disappointment Friday with two bills in the Mississippi Legislature affecting education, one of which aims to increase salaries for public school teachers and the other which -- had it not died in committee -- would have raised the pay for school board members.
A third Republican candidate has joined the race for Lowndes County District 2 supervisor.
A former Dispatch sports editor accused of exploitation is out of custody after posting bond at the DeSoto County Jail.
1. Dispatch sports editor arrested STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Man harasses women on hundreds of phone calls COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Cracker Barrel shooter indicted for attempted murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY