Phyllis Diller was the template for self-deprecating female comedians. She not only motivated a generation of funny women, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Whoopi Goldberg, her silver-tongued zingers -- often punctuated by her trademark cackle -- paved the way for them. And she inspired funny guys, too.
A freshman congressman from Kansas has apologized for going skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee during a fact-finding trip to Israel last summer.
Two Okitbbeha County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a fatal shooting early Monday evening, sources have told The Dispatch.
Deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Clark Russel Hobson on Friday and charged him with one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count domestic violence-aggravated assault.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is coming up with new ways to keep the citizens and businesses of Oktibbeha County safe.
He has only been in town for a little over two months, and some people still only see Lewis Holloway as another face.
Billy Dorgan has spent most of his life making and selling donuts. And not just any donuts, but the hot "original glazed'' donuts of the Krispy Kreme franchise.
The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics ruling the day.
A controversial proposed renaming of a Columbus street will be brought before the City Council tomorrow evening.
Despite Social Security's long-term problems, the massive retirement and disability program could be preserved for generations to come with modest but politically difficult changes to benefits or taxes, or a combination of both.
Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gsun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said. The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.
Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead in the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage.
Tupelo's new nature trail passes by a pond where, according to legend, the young Elvis Presley and his friends once skinny-dipped.
A $1-million construction project on Bluecutt Road is scheduled to be completed in September.
A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder.
Macon farmer Gary Miller didn't hesitate when his neighbor, Morris Miller (no relation), called to say dairy farmers in northeast Ohio were suffering from a severe drought, dipping into their winter reserves to feed their cattle. The two men sprang into action, and within hours, 540 bales of hay was northward-bound.
A funny thing happens on Kickstarter, the website where people ask for money to finance their projects. Sometimes, they get more money than they ask for. Sometimes, they get millions more.
Unemployment rose in Mississippi in July for the second straight month to 9.1 percent as the state's job market continued to sputter, according to numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A small group gathered at Evergreen Cemetery on Friday to remember three women who died during Hurricane Camille but were never identified.
Two people remain in the hospital, one in critical condition, following a Friday night automobile accident in east Lowndes County.
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2. After 11 years as EMCC president, Young stepping down COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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5. Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY