Karen Overstreet recently took a trip to Kenya through a local non-profit foundation. She has written a three part feature on her trip and provided us with these photos.
Two men on a motorcycle allegedly fired a long-barreled gun at a crowd of people Sunday in east Columbus, pelting three people with bird shot.
Local universities are bracing for budget cuts since the state passed its $5 billion budget last week.
What began as an afternoon of horseback riding and a glass of wine on the front porch, ended in an invitation to an adventure of a lifetime, a journey that was both joyful and heartbreaking, both life-giving and incredibly draining.
The Limuru Children's Center, the primary focus of Global Connections, is home to 42 orphans. By our standards the facility is substandard, but when I went into town and other places, I realized how upscale Limuru is by comparison. The Center, a residential facility for elementary school age children, is open during the day for preschool children.
Cotton is back and Mississippi farmers are hoping to cash in. Several years of declining global prices, which saw farmers across the country selling their cotton pickers and converting former cotton fields to grain crops, have created a shortage.
A West Lowndes community member went before the Lowndes County school board Friday, to voice concerns over a pending redistricting plan for the system.
Despite the mid-April date on the calendar, summer was in full swing at Grilling on the River, Saturday.
A state appeals court says a man isn't due any money after claiming he found a human tooth in the crust of a piece of KFC fried chicken in Montgomery.
For the past several years, the pale green Victorian home on Seventh Street North has deteriorated. Its owners (and neighbors), the congregation at First Baptist Church, have outlived using it as a senior activity center. And the church has a permit to demolish the historic home.
If brinkmanship continues in Washington and the federal government "shuts down" after 12:01 a.m. Saturday, some federal offices in Mississippi will close, some will remain open and some remained uncertain even as the clock ticked down.
As temperatures rise, so do animal safety violations in the city and county, according to Columbus-Lowndes Animal Control officers.
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Joe Frank Sanderson Center are partnering to fight cancer and calories.
The 53-year-old man who was shot by a Columbus police officer late Wednesday is now in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle following surgery.
Everyone on the staff of The Jacket Buzz, Starkville High School's student newspaper, knew the paper was having a good year. But nobody was prepared for what happened at Friday's State Convention.
Daniel Paul Copple, who is accused of killing two men at the Elbow Room Lounge in February, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Columbus Municipal Court.
Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday ended their 2011 session without finishing the job of redistricting.
1. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY