The Vibrant Church congregation will meet for the first time Sunday in its new, 1,500-person worship center.
The city of Columbus is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Planning Commission. Earlier this month, the city council reappointed longtime member Annette Savors and appointed new member Melissa Smith to the commission, leaving it with one remaining open spot.
Columbus Police Department will go a little longer without an assistant chief after the background check of the latest preferred candidate disqualified him from consideration.
Bruce Hanson stood aside, watching as dozens of Columbus Air Force Base personnel flew through a massive gift-wrapping project with what could only be described as military efficiency. Plastic bags of clothing flew out of boxes and onto folding tables where they were placed in gift boxes. The boxes were wrapped in green or red gift wrap and moved to the side of the room, each according to which school its recipient attends.
Columbus Fire and Rescue now boasts a Class 3 rating from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau, city officials announced in a press conference Wednesday at Regal Hall. The new rating improves CFR from a Class 4 department and places it among the five highest-rated fire departments in the state. Most notably, the new rating could save city homeowners up to 20 percent on insurance premiums.
Benjamin Wax has spent the last six months trying to build stronger leaders among Columbus city employees.
Gang-related activity in the city is spilling into Columbus Municipal School District hallways and classrooms, Superintendent Cherie Labat told school board members Monday evening.
Glenda Buckhalter, community outreach coordinator for the city of Columbus, recently learned six homeless children she works with are not expecting anything for Christmas.
The staff of the 14th District Chancery Court threw a retirement party Friday afternoon, the likes of which it isn't likely to see again.
Andre Hunt Jr., center, sits with Santa and Miz Claus (Bernard Taylor and Edwina Williams) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library during the library's Festival of Trees open house Thursday.
Mississippi Rep. Jeff Smith believes claims the Legislature under-funds public education are inaccurate. Smith was one of four legislators who took questions Thursday night at the education town hall, hosted by The Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee at the Courtyard-Marriott in Columbus.
The first time Columbus police officer Cpl. Roman Sones rode in the car with his new partner, the partner stuck his head out from the back seat and licked Sones on the back of the ear.
Last year, seventh grader Shannon McElhinney's parents received a letter in the mail from one of her classmates. McElhinney's father, a squadron commander at Columbus Air Force Base, got the letter during Heritage Academy's Veteran's Day project, where students wrote thank you cards to local military men and women.
Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle will not serve his city council-ordered suspension until at least January.
East Mississippi Community College has announced its new president.
As of Wednesday, Will Kline was approaching the halfway mark of the first phase of his plan to rebuild Columbus' reputation as the retail center for the Golden Triangle.
Last week, Ann Marie Langford, a deputy circuit court clerk, drove her Land Rover from home to her job at the Lowndes County Courthouse. She drove her new 2018 BMW 3201 back.
Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle has been suspended for 16 working days, without pay, for failing to comply with job performance standards.
An arrest affidavit The Dispatch obtained from Lowndes County Justice Court sheds light on the tumultuous relationship between a weekend fatal shooting victim and the woman he was allegedly attacking when he was shot.
Authorities with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in a roadside armed robbery Tuesday afternoon.
1. Vibrant Church's $14M expansion nearly complete COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CPD will go longer without an assistant chief COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Fire rating could reduce home insurance rates COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Christmas Co-op offers second wave of support to needy families STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY