A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot and student pilot escaped without injury Monday after the landing gear of their training jet malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to land on its belly with its wheels retracted.
Heritage Academy's new headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle, knows a thing or two about private education: The native Canadian attended Ridley College, an independent, co-educational boarding school in St. Catharine's, Ontario. The school's Latin motto, "Terar Dum Prosim," is loosely translated as "May I be consumed in service," and Carlyle has spent his life adhering to that principle. Now, as he takes the place of former Heritage Headmaster Tommy Gunn, he enters the next phase of his 21-year career in education.
Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter has been appointed to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She was appointed by the state Senate by a vote of 52-0 after her confirmation hearing.
Today, the EcoCAR 2 team is headed to Washington D.C. for two weeks to promote the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions and to showcase the team's accomplishments. This is all part of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival held on the National Mall.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a nightclub fight which led to the arrest of a Caledonia man and two men from Alabama.
The sponsor of Mississippi's new abortion law wants the state Health Department to immediately enforce the measure when it takes effect July 1. But the Health Department generally allows some time for any facility it inspects to come into compliance with a law.
Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, interfering with oil and gas production and putting officials on alert for flooding and strong winds from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.
Sewell faces murder charge in Vaughn shooting death
As concert-goers streamed up the hillside to the overlook at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday evening, waves of undulating heat rose from the ground, relentless, unforgiving. The reward went to those who persevered. The timing could not have been more carefully orchestrated. The American Wind Symphony Orchestra took the stage as the sun began its slow decline, and as the first strains of music rang out across the water, the sky blushed the palest of pinks, painting the Tennessee-Tombigbee in a palette of silvered lavender.
A humble 13-year-old, clean cut and well spoken, Bradley placed third in the individual paper category at the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Bradley was one of nine Armstrong Middle School students to travel to the competition that included of 2,800 high school and junior high students from across the country. He was the only one from Mississippi to place on the national level.
To honor a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Friday was renamed to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
Columbus Police have announced the names of suspects in the 2011 murder of William Vaughan and the 1997 murder of George Wilbanks.
Robert Boudreau is a man of many passions including music, art, architecture and life itself. These passions will converge Saturday as he opens the 2012 concert season for his American Wind Symphony Orchestra on the banks of the Tombigbee River in Columbus.
The case of a Hamilton youth minister who allegedly filmed a woman changing clothes in the dressing room of a local store, has been continued.
With a large crowd expected at Saturday evening's performance of the acclaimed American Wind Symphony Orchestra, organizers are urging attendees to make use of available shuttles for the free event.
Some Lowndes County fire stations are in line to receive renovations, Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren said this week. At the June 15 meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the board voted to allow Fondren to advertise the dismantling of a substation in District 3 and the main station in District 2.
After being closed for several years, the Columbus Police Academy is back in business. The academy opened its doors in May to offer its services to area residents participating in a citizens academy.
1. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY