Design of a new firing range for local law and Columbus Air Force Base personnel is under way and the project itself should be complete in October.
The Energy Information Administration reports that natural gas burns 30 percent more cleanly than petroleum and 45 percent more than coal, but the cleaner energy isn't an option for many rural Mississippi residents.
Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.
In ceremonies this week in Jackson, the nursing program at Mississippi University for Women received two significant honors.
Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.
The U.S. Army introduced its proposed 2015 budget request last week and it includes a $245.4 million increase in funding for UH-72 Lakota helicopters that are made in Columbus.
If you are a parent with a child in the Lowndes County School District, schools officials want your opinion.
A free book mailed each month to every child under the age of 5 in Lowndes County. That is the ultimate goal of Lowndes County Imagination Library, a non-profit effort The Dispatch launched last week in partnership with the Arts Council.
A Columbus company that is more than 100 years old and employs more than 250 people has sought assistance from an investment banking firm to sell its business.
Though their offices may no longer be in the shadow of the courthouse, lawyers remain committed to downtown.
One man was killed and another was arrested after a Friday shooting at University Hills Mobile Home Park.
A 12-year-old junior high school student in Moss Point has died from injuries suffered in a fight.
Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
Lawyers for a man convicted in the killing of a woman in Tunica County nearly two decades ago will argue his innocence on March 18 before the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona's Republican governor.
Mississippi State University formally named Swalm School of Chemical Engineering Director Jason Keith as the Bagley College of Engineering's dean Thursday.
A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
In late December, President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events with lawmakers at the White House.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
Defense lawyers for an Army general facing sexual assault charges say his accuser's testimony gave them plenty to challenge as they prepare to cross-examine her on Monday.
1. Columbus man dies in head-on crash COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Lowndes supes OK budget with deficit, tax increase COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Area students check out college options COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Bucket-list rides STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY