If a majority of councilmen vote in favor of a $5 million bond issue when they meet Tuesday, a 1.1 mill property tax increase is coming to residents and business owners in Columbus.
In less than three weeks, local charter school hopefuls will find out whether Columbus' Inspire Charter School will be opening its doors this fall.
A West Point man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
Authorities say a conservative Mississippi blogger went into a nursing home, photographed the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of an anti-Cochran video.
In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.
Lowndes County supervisors have selected a contractor to do infrastructure upgrades on a one-mile stretch of Old West Point Road.
On May 24th as the Mississippi School for Math and Science Class of 2014 dons their caps and gowns and proceeds to graduate, they will certainly have much on their minds. But one thing the vast majority won't be worried about is how they will pay for college.
Starkville's public works and information technology departments' fiscal year expenditures are expected to be under budget. Similar funding levels next year should be adequate, department heads said Friday.
The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans' hospitals nationwide.
A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
General Motors' agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the automaker's recall saga. But it's far from over.
Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers' compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.
The altar was draped in burlap and the wedding cake was decorated with burlap roses as Angel White married Charles Morris on Saturday, giving thanks to an anonymous woman who put their wedding rings into a Salvation Army kettle back in November.
When the soccer complex was built at the site formerly known as Burns Bottom, one feature that was nixed due to budget constraints was a playground.
Columbus Municipal School board member Greg Lewis is responding to parents who are questioning why he voted against an indoor hitting facility and weight room.
A 5-acre city-owned parcel of land on The Island now has a name and a plan. The city's proposed River Island Park project promises to add aesthetic enhancements to the land across the Old Tombigbee Bridge that deeded to the city of Columbus by Lowndes County last year.
"The Baddest Bullring in the South" is ready for action.
Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn threatened Dispatch reporter Carl Smith Thursday with harassment charges if he attempts to contact her for comments in the future.
Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are bolstering the long-held theory that humans arrived in the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia, scientists say.
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