A federal judge has denied former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin's request to delay a civil suit he filed against the city until after his manslaughter charge goes to trial.
Columbus will soon begin work on a $5 million project to pave more than 90 streets across the city.
The Dispatch is adding a new reporter to its Starkville bureau.
A man charged with killing two nuns confessed to investigators that he went into their home, struggled with them, stabbed them to death and stole their car, a state law enforcement agent testified Friday.
Mississippi officials say they only have enough federal money to subsidize after-school programs for a quarter of the students they originally projected to serve.
Black voters reacted skeptically Friday to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's admission that he now believes the nation's first black president was indeed born in the United States.
Motorists in the Southeast and East could pay more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama.
In 1966, Columbus college freshman Diane Hardy enrolled at Mississippi State College for Women, along with her two friends Barbara Turner Bankhead and Laverne Greene Leech. They were the first black students to ever do so.
Columbus Light and Water customers will see a 1.5 percent rate increase on their electric bills starting Oct. 1.
Lowndes County supervisors voted to reduce county funding to the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority during a specially-called meeting Thursday morning.
Aldermen approved two middle management positions within the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department Tuesday but stopped short of redefining SPRD Director Herman Peters' role as it will function with the addition of a maintenance director and sports programming director in the future.
Clair McDougall has a unique job.
A business and government consultant has been sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison for paying kickbacks to Mississippi's former corrections commissioner and others.
Mississippi's public schools and districts have a new scoring system in place for assigning A-to-F grades after a series of dustups that started last month.
A man charged with killing two nuns in Mississippi is scheduled for a court hearing today, where prosecutors will present some evidence before the case goes to a grand jury.
A member of Ricky Ball's family spoke out on Thursday for the first time since former Columbus Police Department Officer Canyon Boykin was indicted in Ball's shooting death.
Columbus Light and Water's board will determine today whether to pass on a 1.5 percent rate increase from the Tennessee Valley Authority to customers.
Lowndes County sheriff's deputies arrested a Crawford man this week on suspicion of molesting a minor.
OCH Regional Medical Center has instituted stricter policies and is monitoring how employees dispose of gloves after handling garbage since a complaint was filed with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in regard to stormwater washing non-biohazardous trash into the nearby Plantation Homes subdivision.
Mugshots is opening in Columbus.
1. New trial granted for man convicted of capital murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Slain man alleged victim in pending assault case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Ricky Ball Shooting: Boykin's lawyers seek change of venue COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Arrest report 9-23-16 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY