Rachel Campbell has lived at the west end of Carver Drive in Starkville, since 1981. For the majority of those years, she feels her front yard has been nothing, but a source of disgust. "Around 1986, the city took that sewage drain from the middle of the street and moved it right to the edge of my yard," she recalled. "From stool to those sanitary pads, tampons and any waste you can think of, when it gets backed up, my yard is a sewer."
The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief was reprimanded Friday and his radio show canceled after he made inflammatory comments about the Trayvon Martin case.
A Columbus woman faces up to three years in prison for alleged credit card fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said Saturday.
Former Ward 2 City Councilwoman Susan Mackay confirmed Saturday she again will seek the office in the 2013 municipal elections.
As the Columbus City Council prepares for a public hearing Monday on the federally mandated redistricting, an alternate plan has surfaced. The new plan is being publicly supported by Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem.
Young men beware: Your saggy bottoms soon may be unwelcome in both Columbus and Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday is scheduled to discuss an ordinance prohibiting public indecency.
Two years ago, the Seguin family landed at Columbus Air Force Base. In that brief tenure, they've left an indelible impression upon the base and the community.
The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is closer to beginning the second phase of a planned renovation project. About $5,000 was raised Saturday, during a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.
After a roller coaster ride of peaks and valleys over the past two weeks, the Columbus Municipal School District finally has a new superintendent -- almost.
Rumors were squashed and a social media group agreed to help reduce Columbus' crime rate in any way possible Thursday night, when about 40 people turned out for a public forum held by the Columbus City Council.
For 15 years, elementary school teacher Rashean Hyde fought for her students, making sure they had everything they needed to succeed in school and in life.
Continuing the journey to a more active community, the YMCA and the Dispatch again have partnered to offer the Possum Town Mile-a-Day Marathon this month. The goal is for participants to log 26.2 miles of walking or running, throughout the month. The event is a non-competitive effort to promote healthier lifestyles for Lowndes County residents.
Teenagers from across the state gathered on the campus of Mississippi State University this week for the 2012 4-H State Congress hosted by the MSU Extension Service. This year, the congress drew nearly 700 youth, volunteers and extension agents, many of whom, officials hope, might one day attend MSU.
Five months into his job as Oktibbeha County sheriff, Steve Gladney still exudes the genial, relaxed personality that helped catapult him into office in his race against a popular incumbent.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is approaching its goal in the grassroots "Heroes" campaign. Officials hope weekend fund drives will push them over the edge.
The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society wants all paws on deck Saturday for a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.
There are truths you know and truths which take the circuitous route, leading you down one life path, only to plant you squarely at the intersection of another.
The City of Columbus will hold a public hearing on its redistricting plan on Monday at 6 p.m. at the courtroom of the Municipal Complex.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board has reversed course on the matter of legal council, voting to renew its contract with Board Attorney David Dunn for three more years.
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