Clean Sweep Columbus organizers are recruiting volunteers for their fourth annual community cleanup, which will kick off March 24 at 9 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market.
A Starkville man faces a robbery charge after an incident Monday at Petty's Barbecue on Highway 12 in Starkville.
Applications for the next session of Citizens' Police Academy, beginning May 21 at 6 p.m., now are being accepted at the Columbus Police Department.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, beating E. Allen Hathcock of Stewart and Robert Maloney of Madison.
A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination as he sought to push Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo has won the Republican nomination for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.
Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were almost evenly splitting Mississippi's Republican presidential primary vote Tuesday, with 60 percent of the precincts reporting.
Vic Schaefer will be the next women's basketball coach at Mississippi State University.
Without issuing a recommendation, the Columbus Planning Commission Monday passed a request to allow a church in a single-family residential district to the city council.
An anchor since Leigh Mall's inception nearly four decades ago, Columbus' Sears store permanently will close April 29, as part of a nationwide corporate restructuring in response to sluggish sales, amid a still-shaky economy.
JACKSON -- Mississippi voters are choosing nominees for all four U.S. House seats and one Senate seat, and Republicans are helping select a nominee to face President Barack Obama. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Monday, Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Parker Roberson, age 76, at 1558 Parker Roberson Road in Maben.
On an ordinary night, the aircraft hangar would have been filled with student pilots and their instructors carrying out the Columbus Air Force Base mission of producing pilots, advancing airmen and "feeding the fight" by preparing airmen for eventual deployment. But Friday, the hangar was the setting for a dignitary-studded soirée that carried on well into the night as the base celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first graduating pilot class.
Part-time greeter and marketer and full-time helpmate, silver-haired Waylon Kyle stood next to a black-and-white cow, doling out red balloons and hearty helpings of goodwill, while his wife, Freda Kyle, flitted between filling lemonade orders and keeping a watchful eye on her employees. The Kyles and their six children are an example of what happens when corporate philosophy becomes a family commitment, forging a successful business model and multi-generational bond.
A veteran journalist has rejoined the Dispatch staff. Kristin Mamrack assumed the role of news editor Monday, replacing former news editor Nerissa Young.
Oktibbeha County has agreed to provide an extra eight beds at the county jail for prisoners from Starkville. This will cut the number of prisoners being transported to the Clay County jail from 15 to seven.
Columbus' Sears store will close April 29. In December, Sears Holding Corp. announced the Columbus store is one of three in the state to be closed, due to poor profit performance. Stores in Jackson and McComb, as well as 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores across the country, were also announced for closure.
The following is a brief profile of the applicants for the available seat on the Columbus School Board. Bruce Hanson's term ended earlier this month; he withdrew his application for reappointment.
Tuesday's primary places the Magnolia State on the national political playing field for the first time in decades. Three of the four Republican presidential candidates spent time in the state last week, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum making stops in Tupelo.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross kicked off its annual Heroes campaign Thursday, with participants gathering for an appreciation luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.
1. Man charged with embezzling from local veteran's group COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Police standoff leads to 2 arrests COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report: 10-28-14 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Backpack Buddies program helps feed hungry students STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY