Three applicants had filed paperwork with the city as of Thursday to replace Angela Verdell on the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees.
Two Columbus Municipal School District trustees who openly supported outgoing superintendent Philip Hickman are calling it quits.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Tuesday did its part to save a 2-percent county wide restaurant sales tax.
A man claiming to be a licensed private investigator harshly criticized Columbus Police Department Tuesday evening for its efforts to find a missing autistic man in late January.
A conversation Thursday about witnesses and victims cooperating with police segued into a public update on last month's shooting outside Leigh Mall.
Another last-minute wrinkle has delayed for at least another week the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city reaching an inter-local agreement on dividing restaurant sales tax revenues.
This newspaper employs more than one reasonably close friend of the Gabe Parker family.
Following fierce pushback from city officials, a few Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau leaders appear to be backing off their proposed revisions to an inter-local agreement involving 2-percent restaurant sales tax funds.
Three hospital systems have expressed interest in affiliating with OCH Regional Medical Center, the Starkville hospital's CEO, Richard Hilton, announced at a trustees meeting Tuesday evening.
Columbus city councilmen are making a last-ditch effort to negotiate with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau to renew a countywide restaurant tax set to expire in June.
A fourth generation of the Imes family is taking the reins of The Commercial Dispatch.
The first time it happened, it was an unfortunate accident -- a miscalculation.
Negotiations to renew Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant tax took a potentially fatal step backward Friday when the board of supervisors redoubled their efforts to keep any of the tax from being directly distributed for recreation.
Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis submitted a letter to city leaders Monday announcing his intent to retire at the end of the month.
A frustrated Leroy Brooks stood up, put on his jacket and started gathering his belongings from the table in the Trotter Convention Center meeting room at which he had been seated for about two hours Thursday morning.
District 37 Rep. Gary Chism offered mixed reviews to The Dispatch Thursday on suggestions that came out of a joint meeting of Columbus and Lowndes County leaders at Trotter Convention Center to discuss renewing the 2-percent restaurant tax.
City officials said this week most people have been "understanding" of the temporary earlier closing time at Trotter Convention Center in the wake of a fatal Thanksgiving morning shooting outside the downtown facility.
Trotter Convention Center will be closing early for the next six months.
Columbus' mayor and city council intend to formally seek a joint meeting with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to negotiate the terms of a resolution to renew the 2-percent restaurant tax.
Police are still looking for a suspect in an early Thursday morning fatal shooting outside the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
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