The head of Mississippi's Commission on Judicial Performance is openly questioning whether a Columbus municipal judge can stay on the bench while seeking election to the state Legislature.
Two candidates have stepped up to face Ward 5 Columbus councilman Kabir Karriem as write-in candidates for District 41 representative.
"Kids these days." It's a familiar refrain from adults that children today spend too much time playing video games or connected to tablets and iPhones and not enough time reading, playing board games or exercising.
Three months after being named Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Ben Howland made his first appearance before the Starkville Rotary Club at its regular meeting Monday at Starkville Country Club.
The Starkville Police Department opened its doors and filing cabinets to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) assessors this week.
The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees hosted a public hearing Monday to review the district budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1.
Republicans with presidential aspirations rushed Monday to embrace South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol, eager to move past a vexing issue that challenges the GOP's effort to win over the diverse coalition of voters it likely needs to win back the White House.
Mississippi's attorney general says the nation's largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a motion from death row inmate Bobby Batiste of Starkville to seal his medical records.
Registration deadline is today for businesses who want to participate in City of Columbus Department of Outreach job fair.
Charitable giving is still lagging in Lowndes County following the recession, but United Way expects it to pick up again next year.
The Mississippi Supreme Court's landmark ruling on open meetings and the state College Board is 30 years old this year.
After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.
The expert whose bite-mark evidence convinced a jury to put Eddie Lee Howard Jr. on Mississippi's death row now believes that such evidence should be tossed, and has felt so for years.
President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.
For several minutes Sunday, the sweltering skies above this grieving city were alive with the sound of bells: high in steeples and in the hands of toddlers, all ringing and tinkling in unison to honor the nine people cut down during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Dispatch won the 2014 Daniel E. Phillips Freedom of Information Award and 12 other awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Editorial Division.
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