When Old Waverly founder George Bryan began lobbying for his new golf club to host the 1999 U.S. Women's Open, critics questioned the wisdom of staging the LPGA's most prominent event "in the middle of nowhere."
Kaylie Mitchell lost her smile in May, when her mother's cancer diagnosis came. The Mississippi State University junior was home in Pascagoula, on a break from school. The family ate dinner and everyone was in the living room when her mother asked that the T.V. be turned down.
Starkville Main Street Association organizers concluded the current fiscal year Thursday by recognizing numerous businesses' commitment to the city's economy and setting its sights on increasing the area's ever-growing push to attract new tourists and sales tax collections.
It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.
The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months.
A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a "fist fight ... got out of hand," and not, as Philadelphia police believe, during a homophobic attack.
A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party.
A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chicken sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking company employee abandoned it.
Now that they have captured the man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student, police face two other major challenges: making the charge stick and, most important, finding Hannah Graham.
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.
Moss Point police are searching for two people who stole an ATM machine from Navigator Credit Union on Mississippi 63.
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.
Attorneys for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran are asking the state Supreme Court to throw out a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.
The smile is still there. Nancy Lopez can't help but flash her still white teeth to offer proof that her father's decision that she wear braces for five years was the right one.
While state and local unemployment levels remain well above the national average, newly released figures show signs that people around the Golden Triangle area are finding jobs.
Bids for the street improvement portion of a $4.5 million Columbus capital improvements project will be opened on Oct. 16, with construction set to begin later that month.
The Columbus Police Department has a new assistant chief. Tony McCoy, 46, stepped into the role on Sept. 15. He replaces Joe Johnson, who retired in June, in the position.
Thai by Thai is moving to downtown Columbus. Scott Carley, the restaurant's owner, confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday that he has plans to move his business.
The Starkville Police Department is investigating multiple reports of package thefts from local residences as thieves are allegedly taking parcels from front porches.
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