MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late today at Memphis -- hours sooner than previously predicted -- but the mayor says the city's ready for it.
A man who has been off of his anti-psychotic medicine since December was shot at least twice in a fire fight with Lowndes County deputies this morning, according to Sheriff Butch Howard.
Some city employees are making up to $36,000 just in overtime pay, working up to 26 hours per week despite the risk of fatigue, an analysis by The Dispatch shows. According to public records obtained by The Dispatch, 16 city employees -- all but two from the police department -- made more than $10,000 just in overtime in 2010 or are projected to make more than that in 2011.
Who is the city of Columbus' highest paid employee? It isn't the mayor, the city administrative officer, or even the police chief. It's a police corporal.
Mike Rodgers would have been proud to be at work Friday. The Ability Works instructor was always preaching safety and the company, which teaches employment skills to disabled individuals, is on a roll, reaching its record 118th day without a work loss accident.
Mississippi University for Women graduates were urged to take care of their university just as it has taken care of them for four years. The message was delivered today by Dr. Hank M. Bounds, commissioner of higher education, who told them that it was their turn to become caretakers.
Market Street is more than a festival; it's the ultimate business card. As the festival expands in every way, from the number of visitors, to the number of vendors to the square footage covered, it has become one of the best forms of advertising in the Golden Triangle.
Behind a pair of black glasses are eyes that have seen a lifetime of pain and sorrow.
Dr. Martha Liddell, assistant superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District, was named interim superintendent Friday afternoon during a special meeting at the central office.
As Old Man River continues to rise, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, in cooperation with local and state emergency management personnel, is closely monitoring Mississippi River levels, which are expected to crest May 10.
Two men have been charged with a string of Lowndes County burglaries that targeted guns, which they allegedly traded for marijuana.
A 33-year-old married mother faces two counts of statutory rape today against two 15-year-old New Hope High School students, who were released to the woman from school without parents' permission.
Straight talk about real issues was the theme Thursday night as students, parents and educators gathered at Lee Middle School to discuss ways to bridge the gap between personal potential and academic achievement, particularly among African-American youth.
T.J. Maxx and PetSmart will be neighbors in Columbus this fall. Both are slated to open in the old Goody's shopping strip, where Burlington Shoes and Old Navy still are located.
Add Starkville middle-schoolers to the growing list of populations working to relieve the pain of tornado victims.
Cancer has always existed, but there was a time for each individual touched by the disease before they were as familiar. The nostalgia of that carefree time is behind tonight's Relay For Life at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Three Oktibbeha County men have been arrested for an April home invasion which left three victims in the hospital.
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5. Bell ringers and Angel Trees: Volunteers and donations still needed by Salvation Army COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY