The City of Crawford could be a metaphor for blighted small towns across the state -- low on population and funding with decaying buildings and high unemployment rates.
As the calendar edges toward April, organizers for the American Cancer Society's Lowndes County Relay for Life are gearing up for what they hope will be their best fundraiser in recent years. Similar relays will be held in more than 5,100 locations around the world to raise money for cancer research, advocacy, education and awareness.
Next week, children, parents and teachers of Sudduth Elementary School will be seeing stars. For the past week, students have been decorating tiles with stars in preparation for a bigger project -- the new universal playground, which will be built at Sudduth Elementary School this fall.
Hey mister, have you got a dime? Paying a few extra cents on your grocery bill could add up to a big help for people in northeast Mississippi.
Three fraternity members were arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping a female student in Starkville Thursday around 10 p.m.
The Mississippi State University student who fabricated her abduction Wednesday was charged Friday with filing a false police report.
Patricia Thornton, 30, is the assistant director of the Pines/Cady Hill Adult Treatment Center, which is a part of West Point-based Community Counseling. Thornton is a native of Durant.
Some events have been rescheduled and businesses closed due the threat of severe weather.
Constituents in Ward 1 turned out Thursday night at the Townsend Park Community Center for an informal meeting with the ward's councilman, Gene Taylor, city department heads and other city officials.
A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in a child pornography case from Mississippi.
Adair, Adam, Agerton, Black ... The names behind the numbers behind the decision to lay off 68 city school teachers and support staff. The measure passed 4-1 at Thursday night's school board meeting, with board member Bruce Hanson casting the lone dissenting vote.
The Columbus Municipal School District closed the application process on Jan. 31 and received packets of information on nine candidates last week from the Mississippi School Boards Association, which was hired in July to conduct the search.
One of the area's leading aerospace developers commemorated a 200th milestone with a reception Thursday morning.
Every 35 seconds, someone in the United States attempts suicide. Every 14.6 minutes, one person succeeds. The state of Mississippi now ranks 19th in the country for suicides. And that number is climbing.
Mississippi State is the lead institution for a $3.5 million federal grant to help fund a center of excellence for transportation research.
A partnership between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues to move forward. At Wednesday's board meeting, Board President Harry Sanders questioned the status of the project.
Call off the dogs, silence the sirens. It was all a hoax.
The Columbus Municipal School District will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.
Arrests for 3-1-12.
Mckay named managing partner.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY