After a contentious showdown Dec. 17, District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks will once again be on the agenda at today's meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's board of trustees. Brooks, who said he submitted a letter to the board and festival grants committee chairman Mark Castleberry, said he will not personally appear before the board.
Brigadier General Calvin H. Elam likes to say he came to Columbus Air Force Base to get an education, but he ended up taking home a bride. Recently that bride, Mary Glenn Elam, and a host of in-laws, watched him make history as he became the first black brigadier general in the South Carolina Air National Guard. His path to the top has not been easy.
Cleanup crews with booms skimmed oily water from the Mississippi River a day after a barge with more than 80,000 gallons of oil struck a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, spreading a sheen of light crude that kept part of the waterway shut to ship traffic Monday, authorities said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened top security and foreign affairs officials and ordered them to take "substantial and high-profile important state measures," state media said Sunday, indicating that he plans to push forward with a threat to explode a nuclear device in defiance of the United Nations.
Heat rising up from cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo might be remotely warming up winters far away in some rural parts of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, a surprising study theorizes.
On the day Paul "Bear" Bryant died, a veil of mourning descended upon the state of Alabama. Memories of that day and those that immediately followed remain vivid among University of Alabama football fans.
The Columbus Municipal School District is considering a move that would freeze all non-essential spending -- potentially including things like athletics travel -- beginning Feb. 1.
With expanded charter school bills passing the Mississippi Senate and House, the stage is now set for both sides to begin what could be lengthy negotiation before a joint-bill is placed for a general vote.
Multiple Columbus residents have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to work at The Commercial Dispatch and offering a discount on subscriptions.
Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during President Barack Obama's second term, rejecting some White House proposals outright and trying to infuse others with conservative principles.
The nominee for U.S. Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry, once held up millions of dollars in funding for secretive U.S. democracy-building programs in Cuba. Defense Secretary hopeful Chuck Hagel has called the U.S. embargo against the communist-run island "nonsensical" and anachronistic.
Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
A 21-year-old Starkville man died in a fiery crash early Friday morning. The man, whose name has not yet been released, died after being involved in a two-car head-on collision in Starkville shortly after 2 a.m.
A Columbus man was arrested for an armed robbery at a Southside apartment complex earlier this week. Darrion Donyae Walls, 23, of 1320 2nd Avenue N., was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony armed robbery and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
Unemployment numbers in the region dipped slightly over a 12-month period, with Oktibbeha County staying within single digits.
A bill sponsored by two Columbus lawmakers would allow the state to defy federal laws through a joint-legislative committee. The committee, composed of 14 state elected officials, would determine what is and isn't within the federal government's power when dealing with the state's constitutional rights.
The weather is pleasant today, almost spring-like, and the metal bay door is thrown open wide, spilling sunlight and fresh air into West Lowndes High School's masonry and brick-building class. This is a planning period for Joseph Fowler, but his students are still milling around, some chatting, but most vying for Fowler's attention, reluctant to leave.
The Golden Triangle Development Link has hired Joseph P. Deason, a former chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority, to represent Oktibbeha County and serve as the GTDL's chief operating officer.
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