The Starkville Board of Aldermen will move forward tonight with its plan to build a new police station and renovate City Hall. The board will consider adopting the city of Starkville municipal facilities master plan and moving forward with Phase 1 -- the construction of a new police station -- at its regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall.
A 16-year-old boy who was recently convicted in Clay County Circuit Court of sexually assault a then-8-year-old West Point girl has "borderline intellectual function," according to a court-ordered psychoanalysis.
Columbus is one step closer to an ordinance protecting and defining guidelines for the Southside district.
Columbus police arrested three people Sunday night and are searching for a fourth suspect in connection with a string of copper thefts that have plagued area business owners since June.
A Southside Columbus man is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after being shot early this morning.
The hardwood floors gleamed Monday afternoon with such a lustrous shine that if Franklin Academy fourth-grade teacher Anne Turnage had taken a moment to gaze into the depths, she might well have felt inspired to make a wish.
The Oktibbeha County primary elections Tuesday will decide the Democratic and Republican nominees for the general election in November. The two most tightly-contested races are for Oktibbeha County sheriff and circuit clerk. Voting begins at various locations around Starkville and Oktibbeha County at 7 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. Below is a breakdown of the races for sheriff and circuit clerk, as well as a list of candidates for other races in the county.
Beloved, long-time University of Montevallo Director of Public Relations and Columbus native Cynthia Shackelford, 59, passed away Wednesday morning following an illness.
The smell of smoked barbecue is almost synonymous with "good times" in the South, but Friday the smell was also a reminder of a good cause.
It was a madhouse, but everyone was all smiles Saturday, when budget-conscious shoppers packed the aisles of Columbus stores for the third annual state sales tax holiday.
A Starkville man was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual battery this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
I read in Wednesday's Dispatch the Postal Service was considering closing the downtown Columbus post office. Beside the practical inconvenience, such a move would vacate a building on the National Register of Historic Places and end a 191-year stretch for the Main Street staple.
Last year, United Way of Lowndes County raised $500,000 -- $100,000 less than its campaign goal. Charitable contributions are down, but community need is greater than ever.
A then-14-year-old Amory boy pleaded guilty in Clay County circuit court July 20 to statutorily raping an 8-year-old West Point girl.
Bringing a close to a heated and costly race, Republican primary voters go to the polls Tuesday to pick the next lieutenant governor.
1. Local man charged in Holly Hills death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Drug sting targets Maben, Starkville residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Council picks 2 CMSD board members COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY