The Starkville Police Department opened its doors and filing cabinets to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) assessors this week.
The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees hosted a public hearing Monday to review the district budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1.
Republicans with presidential aspirations rushed Monday to embrace South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol, eager to move past a vexing issue that challenges the GOP's effort to win over the diverse coalition of voters it likely needs to win back the White House.
Mississippi's attorney general says the nation's largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state.
Registration deadline is today for businesses who want to participate in City of Columbus Department of Outreach job fair.
Charitable giving is still lagging in Lowndes County following the recession, but United Way expects it to pick up again next year.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a motion from death row inmate Bobby Batiste of Starkville to seal his medical records.
The Mississippi Supreme Court's landmark ruling on open meetings and the state College Board is 30 years old this year.
After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.
The expert whose bite-mark evidence convinced a jury to put Eddie Lee Howard Jr. on Mississippi's death row now believes that such evidence should be tossed, and has felt so for years.
President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.
For several minutes Sunday, the sweltering skies above this grieving city were alive with the sound of bells: high in steeples and in the hands of toddlers, all ringing and tinkling in unison to honor the nine people cut down during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
It was a typical Friday night on Washington Avenue in South Columbus when T.C. Lowery heard gunshots ring out outside his home.
The Dispatch won the 2014 Daniel E. Phillips Freedom of Information Award and 12 other awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Editorial Division.
Only 32 percent of children in Mississippi live with their married, biological parents, according to The Upshot.
The Columbus Police Department arrested a Columbus minor after he allegedly fired a shot at someone detained in the Juvenile Detention Center on College St on the night of June 13, according to a media release from the police department.
Starkville's stormwater hearing committee tabled an ordinance relief request from Dan Moreland Friday, but final approval from the group is unlikely after members said his Louisville Street development is projected to increase water discharge in the area.
1. Hickman fired as CMSD superintendent COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Former alderman: LGBT issues expected under 'lesbian leadership' STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Bond revoked again for attempted kidnapping suspect STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Bond reinstated for attempted kidnapping suspect STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Lawsuit looms for Starkville over parade denial STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY