ESCATAWPA -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former heart surgeon, who in 2009 was accused of growing marijuana on his 50-acre property in Jackson County.
NEW ALBANY -- For the second time in three years, Union County residents have rejected the sale of hard liquor and wine in the county.
Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.
STARKVILLE -- An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won't release names until next week.
WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense, LLC received a $880 million delivery order Tuesday to upgrade 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
The Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is two community centers away from finishing its neighborhood parks projects.
A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a rash of burglaries which have plagued the New Hope area over the past few weeks.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man has been charged with murder in connection with the Monday shooting death of his uncle. Kewon Doss, 18, was officially charged Tuesday.
Area law enforcement agencies are investigating numerous reports of counterfeit money. West Point Assistant Police Chief Avery Cook said his department made one arrest Friday -- Quenton Davis, 21, of 16 Redbird Lane in Aberdeen, who was charged with counterfeiting. He was released on bond Saturday.
SMITHVILLE -- Monroe County law enforcement officials arrested a Tupelo woman on a charge of armed robbery Tuesday after a Renasant Bank branch in Smithville was robbed at around 11:30 a.m. A male was taken into custody later in the day in Lee County but was released without being charged.
NEW ORLEANS -- Federal scientists say a new chemistry-based analysis of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico closely matches official estimates released at the time of the spill.
JACKSON -- Phil Bryant has won seven straight elections, beginning with a race for state House in 1991. But he lost his first run for public office, a bid to become a Rankin County supervisor in 1988.
JACKSON -- Phil Bryant's administration is going to look at least a little like outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's administration.
JACKSON -- Defense lawyers want a federal judge to give them more time to prepare for trial in the case of a cancer clinic accused of using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs.
JACKSON -- Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned at least four convicted killers who worked as inmate trusties at the Governor's Mansion, including a man who was denied parole less than two weeks ago.
GREENWOOD -- Greenwood Utilities has taken a $350,000 hit after under-billing a local furniture factory for 15 years before the mistake was caught.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lowndes County will get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers and participants will gather at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion conference rooms for a rally to launch fundraising for the year.
When Bill McCord's name is mentioned in the New Hope community and among District 3 firefighters, it is accompanied by glowing tributes. Awesome. Dedicated. Role Model.
1. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Same-sex marriage: Local counties prepared to issue licenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Columbus author wins prize for legal fiction COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY