In March, a proposal submitted to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to fund the Juneteenth Festival failed by a one-vote margin. Juneteenth organizers remained hopeful, however, since two of the board members -- Nadia Dale and Harvey Myrick -- did not attend.
The 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage ended Saturday, concluding what organizers say was the event's most lucrative year in a decade.
Supervisors are hopeful that refinancing 2002 OCH Regional Medical Center's revenue bond could save the county more than $1 million over the next decade.
A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.
A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic.
Two detectives tried for three or four minutes to restrain a murder suspect they had been questioning before the suspect wrestled away a gun, fatally shot one of the detectives and then committed suicide, officials said Monday.
In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach.
Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin' on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business. Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer -- with its prime location on Main Street -- would have presided over it all.
Jason Wells views each day as an opportunity to make a difference. As the new area administrator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells travels to 57 schools throughout northern Mississippi, ministering to middle school and high school students.
A committee formed to set guidelines for a screening policy to replace the city's no-felony rule for considering city employment applicants has drafted language for the new policy, which will come before the Columbus City Council Tuesday for approval.
In a world saturated with "green" appliances and "organic" food choices, sustainability is a word that gets tossed around a lot. But for many, like Starkville local Will Sanders, sustainability is a lifestyle choice, something ingrained in who they are and what they do.
The Commercial Dispatch received three awards Saturday in the Louisiana-Mississippi Press Managing Editors annual newspaper competition for writing, photography and digital content produced during 2012.
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