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."
As the Columbus Municipal School District and Lowndes County School District move forward with teaching state-required sex education in the classrooms, educators, students and their parents have very different opinions on the effectiveness of the fledgling program.
After months of turmoil, the Columbus Country Club was quietly sold Friday morning at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Aberdeen, fetching $1.6 million.
Someday, Entergy Corp. may own power plants in Jackson, Miss., and Malvern, Ark. But no one's sure when, or even if, the New Orleans-based utility will complete its $469 million purchase of two natural gas-fired plants from KGen Power Corp.
Friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting near the Arizona-Mexico line that killed one federal agent and wounded another, the FBI said, noting the investigation was still ongoing in the case that reignited the political debate over border security.
How old is too old to sob like a little girl at "E.T. -- the Extra-Terrestrial"? Not 40, apparently.
Patsy Bivins tossed and turned all night after finding out the steroid shot she received to ease her chronic back pain could instead threaten her life.
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.
Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby.
It's a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.
Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald's drive-thru.
Have you heard the one about the kid who thinks President Barack Obama's job is to "approve this message?" Or the time Mitt Romney compared another presidential run to giving birth?
Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.
A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said.
Charles Jackson was named interim principal of West Lowndes High School Thursday during a special called board meeting at the Lowndes County School District's central office.
Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.
Columbus Middle School will soon have a new physical education assistant, a position which came under much scrutiny during Thursday night's city school board meeting.
The Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival officially kicked off Thursday night with a reception in the penthouse of Court Square Towers. Several members of the community were recognized during an awards ceremony.
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