After publicly blasting Public Works Director Mike Pratt and his department at the March 20 Columbus City Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens took a more civil approach to discussing the Public Works Department Tuesday night.
Pushcart Prize nominee Michael F. Smith's debut novel "Rivers" has been acquired by Simon & Schuster in a World English rights deal and is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.
For the past few years Mississippi University for Women students have participated in managing stock portfolios for the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of its TVA Investment Challenge.
A local attorney, who also is a former district attorney candidate, was charged with the sale of beer without a permit, possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to sell without a permit and 10 counts of violation of the Social Host law, after an early Sunday morning raid on his Caledonia home.
"Jacket Jam" was billed as a celebration of the 2011-12 school year, but in truth, you could pick just about any year in the Starkville School District's long history and find a reminder of it sitting in folding chairs in front of the Greensboro Center on Monday evening.
Designed to curb flooding, a detention pond sits adjacent to the East Columbus Gym on Lawrence Drive. A source of controversy since its inception, the pond is about to undergo a facelift -- a facelift one family hopes will change public perception of the pond and improve the quality of life for many of the residents of East Columbus.
A top law enforcement representative of Lowndes County next week will travel to Washington, D.C., for a special commendation from President Barack Obama.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will be musical guests tonight on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a number of weekend burglaries.
A special election for Noxubee County superintendent of education will proceed as scheduled, Tuesday.
On a typical day, Hopkins, 56, makes her circuit from the Colvard Student Union to the Research Park, a 30-minute trip she repeats continuously, from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
When acid reflux problems led Mississippi State junior Sherika Wheeler to visit her campus physician, she didn't anticipate medical advice that involved tractor-tire flipping and jumping rope.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Friday burglaries.
One of three suspects in the shooting death of a Mississippi State University student is expected to make his initial court appearance today.
Two years ago, 158 Mississippi schools were at risk of failing. West Lowndes Elementary was one of them. As Principal Robert Sanders stared at the 2007-2008 state test scores, he knew the odds were stacked against his students. He also knew he wasn't going to give up. And so he set about an ambitious plan to revamp not only a school but a community.
A Vernon, Ala. woman was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.
Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter knows how it feels to have a loved one on military deployment. When her son was deployed with the U.S. Army to Iraq in 2005, Carpenter said all she could do was hope for some type of communication.
After more than 20 years and hundreds of tours, a Columbus icon is shutting her doors to pilgrimage visitors. Trudy Gildea, owner of Twelve Gables, one of the state's most historic homes, recently announced this year will be her home's pilgrimage swan song.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a recently formed organization on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, will host a program on the university campus.
Today's Dispatch is the last Saturday edition we will publish. Starting this week, The Dispatch will resume printing a Monday afternoon edition of the paper and will discontinue the Saturday morning edition.
1. West Point PD makes third arrest in August altercation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Lowndes awaits same-sex marriage ruling COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Mill development on pace for June completion STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Investigators: August murder victim beaten, stabbed COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Younger wins District 17 runoff COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY