It was standing room only Tuesday as citizens crowded into the upstairs courtroom at City Hall to voice their concerns, opinions and ideas to Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
A Clay County Circuit Court judge has ordered Robbie Norton to reimburse Metropolitan Casualty $220,080 for expenses incurred from a May 2011 collision that nearly resulted in a Starkville woman's death.
The trial of a Sturgis man charged with capitol murder has been continued for the eighth time.
Col. Jim Sears, who replaced former wing commander Col. Barre Seguin in June, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday, taking the opportunity to introduce Rotarians to both his leadership style and his vision for the base.
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.
Data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Services (MDES) shows unemployment rates fell in August in every county. But the more telling data is comparing August unemployment numbers to those of the previous August.
Last week, USA Today reported that 21,000 jobs are created each month in the restaurant business, one of the few fields that seems to have continually defied the economic woes that have slowed job growth across the U.S. Locally, the economic impact of the restaurant industry seems to mirror that national trend.
Sen. Roger Wicker said he was in the peanut butter and jelly aisle of a supermarket the day after Thanksgiving in 2007 when he got the call from Trent Lott who told Wicker he would be stepping down from his seat in the Senate.
Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the wrestling mat became buddies, and adults knew him as courteous and kind.
Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison -- effectively a life sentence -- in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.
The city of Jackson released more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage -- enough to fill four NFL stadiums -- into the Pearl River system over the last four years, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
A British researcher and a Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for discovering that ordinary cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells, which then can turn into any kind of tissue -- a discovery that may led to new treatments.
Anyone hoping to commune with Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day will be disappointed: He's booked solid. Monday's tickets to the conceptual art installation that surrounds a 13-foot statue of the explorer with a well-appointed living room have all been snapped up.
Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.
Acron, who will turn 78 next week, has worked in downtown Columbus for nearly 60 years. He got his first job at the Straight 8 Cafe on Main Street as a dishwasher in 1954. After eight years there, he landed a job with Ernie Sisson's Shoe Store on Fifth Street, a position he acquired thanks to a bit of chicanery.
For the 200 members of Mississippi State University's Gamma Zeta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, breast cancer awareness is both national philanthropy and personal mission. And though October is traditionally set aside for awareness campaigns, for these young women, it is a year-round passion.
Slowly, but surely, the new Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is beginning to take shape. The 8,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor kennel is slated for completion by the end of the month, with one side of dog pens completely fenced and gated and the second side still lacking fencing and windows.
If you want to know about his research, Edward Swan, a computer scientist and professor at Mississippi State, first points to a piece of equipment. It is called a haploscope. It is an optical device which through a series of angled lenses and mirrors, projects a separate image to each eye.
Carmen Sisson has been promoted to news editor, Dispatch Managing Editor Slim Smith has announced.
Kamal Karriem was wearing the official shirt for the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival on Saturday, the last day of the biggest free festival in Mississippi. It read, "Commemorating 30 Years...not just an event, but a tradition."
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