The Dispatch claimed eight awards, including three first-place honors and an overall first-place award for news reporting, during Saturday's Mississippi Press Association Awards Luncheon.
A Pickens County, Alabama teacher previously charged with multiple counts of having sex with a student now faces an additional 16 charges.
Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner contends an opinion Columbus requested from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is further proof that city leadership is treating him unfairly.
Austin Huff didn't really know what to expect as he made his way from Columbus Air Force Base to Camp Pratt, where he and eight other newly minted 2nd lieutenants had volunteered to work as day counselors at Camp Rising Sun.
Jack and Laura Clark felt the need to increase their personal travel budget this year. The couple owns a business in Jackson. During the 2015-16 school year, they estimate they made roughly 60 trips to Starkville to see their alma mater, Mississippi State University, play athletics.
A new, month-long event is seeking to draw visitors to downtown Columbus with fun, family friendly activities for the summer.
Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday that he will call a special legislative session Tuesday to deal with a shortfall as Mississippi's 2016 budget year comes to a close, unless state collections make such a move unnecessary.
Authorities say the man wanted in the 2014 burning death of a woman is back in Mississippi.
Attorneys trying to block a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage argued Friday that it unconstitutionally establishes state-preferred beliefs and treats lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people different from other citizens.
A Mississippi lawmaker says the state constitution is at stake in his lawsuit against the House speaker over a speed-reading computer voice that's been called the "demon chipmunk."
The publisher of the Starkville Daily News was elected president of the state newspaper association during its 150th annual convention June 24 in Biloxi.
As many people around the world are trying to wrap their minds around what just happened in Britain, you may also be wondering "What does the Brexit mean for my money?"
Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to their sexual orientation from their record.
FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.
Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.
Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him.
The Starkville Police Department charged a mother with aggravated assault Thursday after her newborn baby tested positive for drugs.
Rising Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Mary Lee says technology and computers are pivotal subjects for students to learn and master in order to succeed in the future.
A Columbus Police Department officer was involved in an altercation at the McDonald's on Alabama Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Columbus Light and Water board unanimously approved an electric department budget for fiscal year 2017 that includes a $186,000 deficit.
1. Mother arrested after newborn tests positive for drugs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. CPD officer on paid leave after fight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. 'Programming is problem solving': Local senior conducts STEM camp for girls COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Councilman Turner responds to AG opinion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY