Local and state investigators are looking into suspicious county fires after two recent blazes damaged abandoned structures, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
State senators passed an amended version of HB 833, one piece of Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation legislation working its way through the Legislature, Tuesday that explicitly outlines Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's influence in 2015's state-mandated merger.
Right now, there are five industrial or business prospects considering locations in Lowndes County, two in Oktibbeha County and two more in Clay County.
Columbus Fire and Rescue is now officially one of fewer than 200 fire departments nationwide and the first in Mississippi to receive Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, the department announced Tuesday.
Standard & Poor's Rating Services raised its long-term rating on Mississippi Development Bank's series 2010A and 2010B special obligation bonds, issued for Columbus, MS to 'A+' from 'A' based on its specific criteria.
A one-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North in Columbus has claimed the life of a Starkville man. Authorities pronounced Undra Williams dead after transporting him to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle shortly after 10 a.m Tuesday.
Starkville's Timbercove/College Station/Polos "fiberhood" became the city's second area to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, fiber Internet service, the company announced Monday.
In three decades of selling crawfish, Curt Crissey has never seen prices this high.
A Monroe County jury Monday convicted a man, a second time, of murder in the death of his wife.
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.
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