David Shelton's five-year term on the Columbus Light & Water Board of Directors expires at the end of this month. City councilmen will decide June 16 whether to re-appoint him or pick one of four other applicants to replace him.
A 32-year-old man found laying unconscious in an alley behind the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus last week died of blunt force trauma to the head, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said Friday.
A local pastor arrested beside a Columbus street three years ago while taking part in a pro-life rally has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and one of its police officers.
A journalist who covers Mississippi State University athletics for The Dispatch is apologizing for offensive comments he made about Lafayette, Louisiana, and its residents during an Internet radio broadcast last week.
Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission website shows Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver filed their annual statements of economic interest past the May 1 deadline and lists no such filing yet for Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn.
A woodpecker may not make a good football mascot, but Mississippi State University researchers think this bird's shock-absorbing beak may help them design a better football helmet.
It looked like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck. But the U.S. Border Patrol says it was actually the latest in a long line of creative attempts by smugglers to get illegal drugs from Mexico into the U.S.
Mississippi motorists will increasingly see flashing yellow arrows when they want to make a left turn.
No charges will be filed against a tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary after they became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has been elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Mississippi's prison system has turned to a contractor to expand services for people released from prisons, after the town of Walnut Grove blocked the state's attempt to open its own transition center.
Investigators said they are examining allegations that supervisors in the veterans' health system retaliated against 37 employees who complained about practices such as falsified records used to cover up months-long delays in scheduling appointments. The acting VA chief said such reprisals would not be tolerated.
A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.
Bowe Bergdahl stands, hands at his sides, his loose-fitting Pashtun smock and pants bright white against the rocky landscape. The hillsides are dotted with armed Afghans, rifles ready.
The next step in the search for a permanent superintendent for Columbus Municipal School District will take place June 12.
The disaster recovery center at 222 Lawrence Dr. in Columbus will close permanently at 6 p.m. today.
All Jim Livaudais has left from his service with the 82nd Airborne are his garrison cap, his decorations displayed in a shadow box and a few photos of him in uniform.
Men who stormed Normandy's shore 70 years ago joined world leaders today in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France.
National tea party groups are divvying up the nuts and bolts of campaigning as they rush to boost Republican Chris McDaniel's effort to deny Sen. Thad Cochran a seventh term representing Mississippi.
2. Columbus drops $16K on complaint defenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Stricklin hire will impact SOCSD board of trustees STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. MSU coaches prepare to say goodbye to Stricklin STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY