The city of Columbus now faces a second wrongful death lawsuit in federal court related to the Ricky Ball shooting.
Former Starkville Academy coach Jody Wayne Britt faces up to six years in prison and $20,000 in fines after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of luring a child to engage in sexually explicit computer communication.
A Columbus man is accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly hitting someone with a pipe.
After a months-long assessment of OCH Regional Medical Center, consulting firm Stroudwater Associates' report states supervisors should "explore transactions as soon as is practical" while the hospital continues to improve its sustainability in case a sale or lease option isn't available.
The last of three suspects charged in the July 2013 fatal shooting of a man at a Starkville car wash will spend the next eight years behind bars.
Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 30 this year.
Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.
Hillary Clinton is advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, confidently expanding her offensive against Donald Trump and aiming to help her party win back control of Congress.
THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president.
NBC News on Monday fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.
The Lowndes County School District board of trustees is moving forward with a downsized plan for a new home economics classroom at West Lowndes High School.
Emergency responders contained a large brush fire after several hours of effort in a wooded area near the Sunset subdivision east of Starkville Saturday night.
It only took one meeting with representatives from Bethany Christian Services for Megan Johnson to know she wanted to adopt a child through that organization.
Kabir Karriem's adult daughter now claims she lied when she told a police officer her father hit her in an Oct. 10 altercation.
Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity gathered staff, volunteers and Habitat homeowners Saturday for a luncheon at First United Methodist Church to celebrate 30 years of service.
Kabir Karriem's adult daughter has accused the state representative of punching her three times in the head, according to documents the city of Columbus provided to The Dispatch Friday afternoon.
A Columbus man accused of murdering a local teenager Friday night in south Columbus is behind bars.
Dozens of area residents, mostly African Americans, marched down 14th Avenue North in Columbus Saturday on their way to Union Cemetery.
Consultants are scheduled to reveal the results of a months-long study of OCH Regional Medical Center next week, and the report is expected to recommend whether supervisors should keep the publicly owned medical facility or explore outside partnerships, a lease or an outright sale of the hospital.
1. After nearly disappearing, local meth arrests make comeback COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Former CIA operative urges citizen engagement COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. One killed, one severely injured in house fire COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Columbus police dept. prepare house of horrors COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY