Starkville aldermen, in a vote that drew three abstentions, have named Brian Kelley Starkville's next municipal judge.
There are dozens of homes for sale in Columbus, but three historic homes on the market on the city's north side, all within a few blocks of each other, have become a source of curiosity.
The city of Columbus spent almost $158,000 on travel in Fiscal Year 2018. Of that total, nearly 30 percent -- $45,323.28 -- was the combined tab for the mayor and city council, according to information the city provided The Dispatch in response to a Mississippi Public Records Act request.
Mississippi's state auditor is demanding that a southwest Mississippi official repay more than $200,000 to county government.
Some students at the University of Southern Mississippi want to consider renaming the school's main library, citing the namesake's history of supporting segregation.
The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, Trump said Saturday.
Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election." He says Trump knew the payments were wrong.
Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder.
Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain's impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders' moods.
A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people.
Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors.
Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the end of the two-hour drive, she had stopped breathing.
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer leaned back in his seat and propped up his feet on the leather chair next to him as he listened to a colleagues farewell address this week. It was a casual vibe in the normally stuffy chamber and just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own members.
Lanisha Shields lost her job in early October. Shields had worked at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. She has three children, and as the holiday season approached, she worried about how she'd get them gifts for Christmas, with rent and utility bills still to pay.
For the past three weeks, Starkville High School junior James Fairley's ping pong table at home was covered with marble tracks, books, boxes and a remote-control airplane.
The Vibrant Church congregation will meet for the first time Sunday in its new, 1,500-person worship center.
The city of Columbus is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Planning Commission. Earlier this month, the city council reappointed longtime member Annette Savors and appointed new member Melissa Smith to the commission, leaving it with one remaining open spot.
2017 was a pretty good year for International Paper, which means 2018 was a good year for educational and nonprofit groups in the communities where the company operates in the U.S. and 24 other countries.
1. Vibrant Church's $14M expansion nearly complete COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CPD will go longer without an assistant chief COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Christmas Co-op offers second wave of support to needy families STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Fire rating could reduce home insurance rates COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY