Of the 110 local families in Adopt-a-Family, the United Way of Lowndes County's venture to provide Christmas presents for needy families, only five still need businesses to purchase their Christmas gifts.
Oktibbeha County could get up to $30,000 per year in additional revenue as a result of a franchise agreement supervisors recently approved with MaxxSouth.
It's not a new pitch, but Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce is making it again -- Mississippi needs to get more educated in a hurry.
An inmate who escaped his work detail has been captured in Mississippi.
Johnny Coleman has always moved comfortably in and out of the black community of Columbus.
The day Qua Austin's daughter started kindergarten at Union Academy, the "girly girl" with big red bow on her head couldn't have been more excited.
Investigators with Mississippi Department of Education have been in and out of classrooms in Columbus since November, checking on all 472 students with special education needs in the Columbus Municipal School District.
As the Columbus Municipal School District wrangles with how to improve its ailing school accountability rating, it may be able to take lessons from other districts throughout the state.
In 2003, Lori Pierce and her family moved to Columbus from Savannah, Georgia. Despite warnings from some of her new neighbors, she enrolled her son in the Columbus Municipal School District.
Friday will be a December snowfall to remember for much of southern Mississippi.
President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.
The city of Starkville will soon start reviewing plans to install bollard locations in a swath that stretches from downtown to the Cotton District.
A man who already served time in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for child molestation will go back to prison for 22 years for the same thing.
The second trial of a man accused of capital murder in the shooting death of his disabled cousin ended in a hung jury Thursday.
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.
U.S. Rep John Lewis announced Thursday that he won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, saying it's an "insult" that President Donald Trump will attend.
He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics.
Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he's resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats.
One by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former police officer who fatally shot Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back after a 2015 traffic stop.
1. Parents' complaints lead to investigation of CMSD special education department COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD could look to other districts for success COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY