The Dispatch will print a four-section Christmas edition on Saturday. Circulation will take calls from 6-9 a.m. on Saturday. There will not be a Sunday paper printed.
Selvain McQueen officially became the new Columbus police chief Tuesday night, though he's been doing the job since July.
Columbus Municipal School District has a new board member. The Columbus City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of appointing Aubra Arletta Turner to the school board of trustees.
A Columbus man arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of child pornography is out of jail today on a $7,500 bond.
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold in a deal valued at $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said Monday, creating a huge grocery operator in the South.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour tells The Associated Press his first event as a professional speaker will be the day after he leaves office.
JACKSON -- One higher education leader says Mississippi's universities could expect dividends from getting more involved in economic development and job training.
Sixty city and county elementary students will wake up to a two-wheeled surprise Christmas morning. Monday, members of Second Baptist Church in Starkville delivered bicycles for third- through fifth-grade students at Henderson-Ward Stewart and East Oktibbeha elementary schools.
The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission is officially on board with the Starkville Central Neighborhood Foundation's move to get downtown recognized as a national historic district.
Two events venues are scheduled to undergo state safety inspections today. Club Rock and BJ3, on Rockhill Road and Old West Point Road, respectively, were visited this morning by the state fire marshals, who evaluated each building for proper exits, capacity and emergency lighting.
OXFORD -- A University of Mississippi spokesman says retired chancellor Robert Khayat is hospitalized but improving.
Columbus police arrested a man early Tuesday morning in the north side of the city for burglary of a vehicle.
If Baptist Behavioral Health Care's new facility doesn't fit the image of a stereotypical mental health hospital, there's a good reason: It was designed to be the antithesis, with every detail chosen with an eye toward aesthetics and efficiency.
WEST POINT -- West Point police are looking for the person responsible for the murder of a Columbus man. At 10:51 p.m. Friday, Clay County 911 received calls of gunshots fired and someone lying in the road on Brady Street.
For most people, this is the time of year when last-minute Christmas shopping reigns supreme, and the wallets and pocketbooks open up. For Columbus city officials, it's the time of year when finances are a little tighter and the city's pocketbook stays closed.
A board that has engaged in name-calling and threats went at it again as Treasurer Bart Wise went over findings from Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report audits.
The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted unanimously to revisit recent changes to its community grants program. Members didn't give a reason for the vote at Monday's regular meeting, but the guest speaker's comments after the vote hinted at the possible reason.
JACKSON -- Federal judges on Monday released a plan to update Mississippi's four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said.
1. Ex-office manager arrested for embezzlement COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY