Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin' on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business. Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer -- with its prime location on Main Street -- would have presided over it all.
Jason Wells views each day as an opportunity to make a difference. As the new area administrator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells travels to 57 schools throughout northern Mississippi, ministering to middle school and high school students.
A committee formed to set guidelines for a screening policy to replace the city's no-felony rule for considering city employment applicants has drafted language for the new policy, which will come before the Columbus City Council Tuesday for approval.
In a world saturated with "green" appliances and "organic" food choices, sustainability is a word that gets tossed around a lot. But for many, like Starkville local Will Sanders, sustainability is a lifestyle choice, something ingrained in who they are and what they do.
The Commercial Dispatch received three awards Saturday in the Louisiana-Mississippi Press Managing Editors annual newspaper competition for writing, photography and digital content produced during 2012.
Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday -- not inside an august concert hall -- but in a bleak Chicago jail where the mostly teenage boys await trial on charges ranging from dope dealing to murder.
Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68.
In a new twist to the city school district's continuing Lee Middle School sale saga, another interested buyer has emerged -- the Lowndes County School District.
Lowndes County supervisors will revisit a request Monday to purchase property for a new main fire station in District 1.
Students in the Lowndes County School District will begin wearing uniforms district-wide next year, following a 3-1 vote by the board during Friday's meeting.
An early morning wreck claimed the life of a Lowndes County man Saturday.
Thursday afternoon, before answering his wife's call to lunch, Randy Classen walked out on his back porch. The area was under a storm warning and he wondered if he could see evidence of a tornado that had torn through neighboring Kemper County less than an hour earlier.
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