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.
The Good Samaritan Clinic in Columbus on Main Street gives medical care to those in the community who would not be able to afford it otherwise. Kathy Tentoni, executive director for the clinic, spoke to the Exchange Club at Lion Hills Country Club on Thursday to explain who the clinic helps.
A judge Thursday ordered a Columbus man to not be around females under the age of 18 after the man was arrested and charged with molestation of a child.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been named "Hospital of the Year" by the Mississippi Nurses Association.
A 30-year-old who has been arrested 12 times since he turned 18 is behind bars after being captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals.
A teenager has been arrested and charged with armed robbery. Brian Devonshay Hill, 19, of 319 Ponderosa Dr., was arrested Wednesday morning for his alleged role in a February robbery.
A Columbus man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for an incident that occurred last month at a local gas station.
For the second time in less than six months, the city of Columbus is not eligible for a state grant because of errors on its part. The city has three low income residents who could have received state funding to rehabilitate or rebuild their homes. They won't, though, because city officials failed to follow a publication guideline that disqualified its application for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant.
Quality of life is an often-used phrase from local politicians, a puzzle they all talk about solving when they get elected. Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has been elected three times now and knows the puzzle has many pieces: Infrastructure, financial stability, safety, aesthetics and many others.
Councilmen accepted the resignation of Nicole Clinkscales as the city's drug court judge in executive session Tuesday. Fellow municipal judge Marc Amos will replace Clinkscales until the current fiscal year ends on Oct. 1.
Mississippi Development Authority public relations and media manager Jeff Rent confirmed the city of Columbus' HOME rehabilitation/reconstruction grant application did not pass because publication guidelines prior to a public hearing were not met.
The town of Caledonia has taken a tentative step toward annexation. During their monthly meeting Tuesday night, the town's board of aldermen voted to have Oxford-based firm Bridge & Watson Inc., conduct a comprehensive study on what would happen if Caledonia's town limits were expanded.
It has been one of those days for the Columbus Police Department this morning. A flurry of calls had police scrambling to respond to reports of a murder, a threatened suicide, a car flying through Southside at a high speed and a pair of car crashes, all before 8 a.m.
More helicopters are about to begin being made in the Golden Triangle. On Tuesday, Guillaume Faury, the president and CEO of Airbus Helicopters, announced that the company will begin producing AS350 AStar helicopters at its plant in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.
Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens is expected to make a decision on the fate of a Columbus woman accused of depraved heart murder.
With Russia and Ukraine teetering on the brink of armed conflict, a local professor is speaking out about what is happening in his home country. George Pinchuk, a native of Ukraine, teaches biology at Mississippi University for Women and his wife, Lesya Pinchuk, teaches at Mississippi State University. The two have been in the United States for nearly 25 years.
1. Columbus man accused of molestation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man killed in University Hills Mobile Home Park shooting STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Mother, daughter charged with crack possession STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Imagination Library begins in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Auto burglary suspect arrested after foot chase STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY