A team from New Hope is three days into an international competition in Louisville, Kentucky, where a robot they built is competing against other robots from teams around the world.
When Amber McFadden discovered that her 6-month-old Great Dane puppy, Viggo, was missing when she arrived to pick him up from her former roommate's house, the odds of ever finding him were not in her favor.
Columbus mayoral candidates will again square off for a forum Tuesday evening.
An Alabama man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of a Lowndes County teenager in 2011.
Four Lowndes County E-911 dispatchers have an ultimatum to sign a memorandum, acknowledging they will not skip out on work, or face termination.
A 30-acre plot of land that was once home to the Ceco Metal Building Systems plant on Highway 45 has a new owner.
Supervisors unanimously voted to name Roger Short the county's interim recreation manager Friday. The vote follows the board tabling the matter on Monday, because the county had not created a job description for the position.
Tensions mounted in the Columbus mayoral race last week between incumbent Robert Smith and one of his challengers, former city police chief Selvain McQueen, as both accused the other of unprofessionalism and dirty politics.
Cheyanne Allred was shocked to hear her name called.
A few days after 19-year-old William Stallings was shot and killed in Lowndes County in 2011, Alabama resident Lacee Cox's boyfriend Joshua Taylor told her he shot the New Hope teen.
For Trent Kelly, the first major piece of legislation taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives may have achieved little, but it revealed much.
Columbus City Council eased a trio of restrictions on two local businesses and the Columbus Fairgrounds during Tuesday's regular meeting.
Columbus took a sharp hit to sales tax revenue received from the Mississippi Department of revenue this month, but it may be a return to normal, rather than a cause for alarm.
During a specially called meeting Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees voted unanimously to approve drafting an amendment to extend Superintendent Philip Hickman's contract.
A few dozen people watch the Democratic Executive Committee's forum for municipal election candidates Monday evening at the municipal complex. The forum, which featured 10 candidates across the mayoral and council races, lasted about 90 minutes. Candidates spoke on a variety of topics, ranging from crime, honesty in government, board appointments and other issues facing the city. Democratic candidates will face off primary elections on May 2. The Dispatch will publish a Voter's Guide with information and stances from all municipal candidates on April 30.
An Alabama man will stand trial in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week for the 2011 murder of a New Hope teenager.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has launched an investigation into why several E-911 workers all called in sick last week.
Columbus Christian Academy has a new administrator. Jay Watts, currently head of school at Pillow Academy, a Christian school in Greenwood, will officially take the same position at CCA in July.
A new facility at the Steel Dynamics, Inc. campus will be an expansion of New Process Steel, Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders confirmed during Monday's board meeting.
1. Columbus mayoral race gets ugly COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man gets life in prison for capital murder of Lowndes teen COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Ceco property sold to investment group COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. E-911 workers get ultimatum COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Young gets 50 years for 2015 gas station shooting STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY