David Winfield, the former District 5 supervisor who passed away due to natural causes Saturday at the age of 68, leaves a legacy of unquestioned tenacity and preparedness.
Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son.
Here's a look at weekend arrests, including the arrest of a Columbus man early Saturday morning at the Grey Goose nightclub for possession of a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.
After a year's worth of transfusions, the Columbus Boys and Girls Club is again standing on its own. From January to December 2010, eight local churches picked up the club's $2,800 mortgage, giving it time to catch up and get out of the red.
Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.
An alleged drunk driver led police on a chase through downtown Columbus Sunday night, hitting several vehicles before crashing into a fence at Mississippi University for Women.
A Starkville man is recovering in a Georgia burn unit following a Sunday morning fire. The unidentified man, said to be in his late 60s, is a resident of Boardtown Village senior living apartments on North Montgomery Street.
A 69-year-old West Point man is at the center of an investigation into the murder of his 48-year-old son.
At first glance, a paper trail detailing an out-of-state trip former Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey took seems to be an open-and-shut case for board action, but there may be more to the story.
Judy Couey knows a school superintendent serves at the whim of the school board, but she contends she was treated unfairly in the process that saw her out the door in April.
During the last hard rain this spring, homes along Perkins and Ridge roads were plagued with stubborn water. After years of battling flooding, Ray Berry's childhood home on Ridge Road gave in: Water forced its way into the house.
The house is falling apart. The yard is thick with grass and weeds, several feet high. It is not a new issue.
The new Anderson Grove Community Center may not be as plush as centers of larger communities, but it's the pride of residents there.
Severstal Columbus' continued expansion eventually will allow it to target the automotive industry, said Wilbur Winland, vice president and general manager of Severstal Columbus.
Starting in July, The Dispatch will begin printing a Saturday morning edition of the paper, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting July 2, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
As home to two fraternities in recent years, the stately white house on North Jackson Street near the corner of Highway 182 has hosted its fair share of parties. And the new owner has no plans to change the house's partying ways.
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