Faced with repeated warnings that changes could jeopardize support, Mississippi senators have agreed to the House version of a bill to expand charter schools.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday he's withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland to the state Board of Health.
A joint House-Senate conference committee developed Monday compromises language in the Starkville-Oktibbeha consolidation bill which adds an additional Starkville School District representative to a local merger study committee and pushes its report deadline to March 1, 2014.
A dozen public health organizations and human rights advocates are supporting two Mississippi women -- one from Lowndes County -- in their efforts to avoid prosecution for the stillborn death of her child.
Jim Riches pulled his son's mangled body out of the rubble at the World Trade Center, but the phone calls still filtered in years afterward. The city kept finding more pieces of his son.
Colorado court officials have vowed to review procedures to ensure that a clerical mistake that allowed the early release of a prisoner -- who then went on to allegedly shoot the state's corrections director last month -- doesn't happen again.
A raid on a barn in northern Mississippi over the weekend busted up what is thought to be one the biggest annual dogfights in the United States with organizers and participants from around the country, authorities said Monday.
North Korea said Tuesday it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.
A bill to borrow $196 million would send tens of millions to universities and community colleges for construction projects.
Visitors will see a new feature on the barn that serves as home base for the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market, which opens Saturday and will run through October.
You could say that Milton Rawle had to go around the world before he found his way to Mississippi. The city's new chief financial officer is soft-spoken and polite, still in the "getting to know you" phase with both his new position as well as Columbus. So far, he says, he likes both.
It used to be that support groups were most often confined to community centers and church basements. That was before social media.
Almost 1,000 Columbus residents were without electricity for more than five hours Easter Sunday after officials believe lightning struck a power pole.
After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog.
India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.
What does it take to coerce Sid Caradine to tell you about his Columbus roots? Eye contact. This week, the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation celebrates its 73rd Pilgrimage with its tours of homes, churches and Friendship Cemetery. Sid Caradine, or "Captain Sid" as he is more commonly known, will be in his glory.
The inaugural Design An Ad contest winners appear in today's edition of The Dispatch. Complied of hand-drawn and computer generated advertisements, poems and short stories from local students, the young winners did an excellent expressing their creativity.
2. Nashville couple supports MSU with communication scholarship STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Busy travel expected on Memorial Day weekend COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY