It's easy to overlook the squatting behemoth that serves as a gateway to downtown. Faded and worn, the stadium sits silent, encircled by concrete but endowed with a proud legacy -- somewhere in there. Once the home of victories and triumphs, there is little glory to be found in the Magnolia Bowl of today. No one clamors at the gates, and the storied walls whisper only of the ravages of time. But that could change if a local organization, Link'd Young Professionals, succeeds in an ambitious, five-phase restoration plan.
Mississippi Representatives passed a school gun bill Wednesday allowing local school boards to authorize district employees - administrative or instructional - to carry concealed firearms on campuses.
Carl Smith has joined the Commercial Dispatch staff, managing editor Slim Smith (no relation) announced Friday.
For a college president who has embraced change since his arrival, Friday was a bit of a role reversal for Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig, who bowed to pomp and tradition this week for his inauguration as the 14th leader of the "long blue line."
Convicted murderer Joe Earl Smith's probation was revoked and three years were added to his life sentence during a probation violation hearing Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
Two unrelated Lowndes County shootings, both by juveniles, left one man dead and three injured within less than 24 hours Thursday.
The Commercial Dispatch advertising department picked up 13 awards at the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet, held Feb. 2 in Jackson.
The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15 to 20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant.
Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter.
Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.
Get ready for two weeks of intensifying warnings about how crucial, popular government services are about to wither. Many of the threats could come true.
Angry over civilian deaths, President Hamid Karzai announced plans Saturday to ban Afghan security forces from requesting international airstrikes on residential areas.
When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones.
The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship that left thousands of passengers in miserable conditions for days.
Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.
As soon as he heard officers were chasing the suspected cop killer in a stolen truck, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Loftis was certain: His buddy Jeremiah MacKay would be there.
Passengers who finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph were checking into hotels early today for a hot shower, fresh-cooked food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home after five numbing days at sea on a powerless ship.
A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people.
Investigators determined fairly quickly that the burned human remains found after a shootout in Southern California mountains are those of Christopher Dorner, the ex-police officer suspected in a rampage that left four people dead. But the answer to a second question will likely prove more elusive -- how did he die?
A small Indiana community best known for its parks and corn festival has become the center of a national discussion about intolerance over a group's plans to host a "traditional" prom that bans gay students.
1. West Lowndes principal resigns COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus cheer squads competing in national event COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Man charged after gun in church incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY