Parents of a New Hope High School student-athlete have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights alleging the Lowndes County School District is not providing equal access to athletic opportunities for both male and female students.
Conflicting ideologies on infrastructure upkeep and the existing tax burden on residents again clashed Monday as supervisors continue balancing complaints about Oktibbeha County's road system with the board's financial restraints and an ever-growing work list.
Workers have begun constructing a new 15-acre, $40 million student housing project along Blackjack Road that will eventually house about 800 residents.
It's been 18 years since Lex Jackson purchased Jackson Square Shopping Center on Highway 45 in Columbus.
Rain or shine -- most likely rain, according to the forecast -- the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage will kick off its 75th year today with its first tour of homes and a kickoff party featuring crawfish at a shrimp boil.
On March 20, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle trauma personnel treated four gunshot victims for what was described as "non-life-threatening" injuries.
All day long, Paige Lowe plans events for the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.
The Dispatch has changed its lineup of Sunday comic strips.
More than two weeks after a shooting at Sim Scott Park left four people injured, Columbus police are still no closer to making an arrest.
Most people seem to associate the history of the old homes of Columbus with the Civil War but I think of a much earlier time.
Cruising the fresh pavement on the newly opened Yokohama Boulevard, it can be easy to forget you are passing country homes that enjoyed solitude for so long.
Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays -- and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say.
New Columbus-Lowndes Parks Authority Director Greg Lewis' said he remained in a "state of discovery" following his first three months at the helm.
"The cemetery's a lively place, isn't it?" That's the question high school student West Givens will ask visitors at Friendship Cemetery during Pilgrimage this year, and he'd be correct.
Everything about her says class and grace. Pageant interviews have shaped 18-year-old Columbus High School homecoming queen Mallory Marcetter Byrd into the person she is today.
The Kiwanis club got a history lesson Wednesday afternoon, but no one was falling asleep.
State lawmakers extended Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax through June 30, 2018, this week, and the move's associated legislation now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's signature.
With University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones saying he couldn't reach an agreement with the state College Board to extend his contract, Higher Education Commissioner Jim Borsig said the board will launch a national search for a replacement.
A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana has entered the Mississippi push for legalization by offering to pay volunteers to collect petition signatures needed to get the measure on the 2016 general election ballot.
Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.
1. Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Five MSU students arrested for auto burglaries at Helix STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Starkville Utilities employee arrested for embezzlement STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Mickens takes on ex-opponent during town hall COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY