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.
Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill.
Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as "multiple allegations" spanning an extended period against the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host.
President Donald Trump's updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia.
An early morning fire destroyed an Oktibbeha County home Wednesday, but it didn't hurt any residents.
Reed's Jewelers is becoming the latest store in Leigh Mall to close.
A Columbus man accused of abducting his ex-girlfriend faces charges from kidnapping and domestic violence to reckless driving.
There is a split second right before a car wreck when the driver has to decide how to avoid a collision.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Khalyn sits inside a T-38C Talon as Capt. James Couch, 49th Fighter Training Squadron assistant upgrading instructor pilot flight commander, talks about some of the key features during a tour of the flight line at Columbus Air Force Base Mississippi on Monday. Numerous members of the cheerleading squad visited the base where they were shown the 14th Flying Training Wing mission and conducted a Cheer to Fitness Clinic for children at the Youth Center.
Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones drew a line between himself and Republican nominee Roy Moore on Wednesday as he sided with women making sexual misconduct allegations against men of both parties.
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2. Columbus police chief retiring at year's end COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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