Dressed in his scouting uniform, 15-year-old Eagle Scout Simon Banzhaf arrived at T.K. Martin Center Wednesday after school to assemble the center's platform swing with its new stand -- a proud moment for him and his father George, as the two of them had made the stand themselves to help out the center.
Austin Shepherd said he planned to fist-pump when he got back to his office.
Columbus city councilmen approved a 2-mill tax increase Wednesday during their second meeting on the city's Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
A nuclear war between North Korea and the United States is not imminent, analysts said, but the inflammatory rhetoric on both sides is increasing the risk.
The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island.
Armstrong Flooring will close its Mississippi plant in October, laying off 93 workers. The company, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says closing the Vicksburg plant and one in Jackson, Tennessee, will save it more than $8 million a year.
Two LGBT-rights organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's tweets declaring he wants a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.
President Donald Trump scolded his own party's Senate leader on Wednesday for the crash of the Republican drive to repeal and rewrite the Obama health care law, using Twitter to demand of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, "Why not done?"
Sen. Ron Johnson suggested that fellow Republican Sen. John McCain's brain tumor and the after-midnight timing of the vote were factors in the Arizona lawmaker's decisive vote against the GOP health care bill.
FBI agents looking for financial documents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose past foreign political work has been swept into the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon and the weather seemed appropriate for the topic at hand. Lex Jackson, who came to town 45 years ago after a flood, told The Dispatch, as the rain fell, he would be closing his Columbus clothing store in the spring.
Greater Starkville Development Partnership Interim Director of Tourism Jennifer Prather is losing the "interim" portion of her title and will continue to lead tourism efforts on a permanent basis, the GSDP announced Tuesday.
The field of Oktibbeha County circuit clerk candidates grew to five last week after Stephanie Morgan Snyder, a local public school teacher of 15 years, qualified for the race.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker said Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known most commonly as Obamacare, will continue despite failed efforts in both the House and Senate.
Columbus Police Department is investigating a burglary at a local pawn shop.
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science ranked eighth in the nation and first in Mississippi on the niche.com Best Public High Schools list for 2018.
Oktibbeha County's District 1 constable position became a contested race last week after county transport officer Joe Morse qualified to run against former Constable Shank Phelps.
In an exchange of threats, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claimed Wednesday it was examining plans for attacking Guam.
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