The Columbus City Council unanimously voted to allow the city's financial counsel to begin forming a finance package for $5 million in general obligation bonds for road paving.
The Columbus Police Department has arrested another suspect following a shooting at the Sprint Mart on Highway 69 on April 30.
The state Ethics Commission has imposed a $500 fine on the mayor of Columbus after finding that he violated a Mississippi Open Meetings Act last year.
A friend of a suspected murder victim from New Hope has filed a federal lawsuit against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, claiming that authorities arrested him in retaliation for going to the FBI about the alleged murder.
A 2013 murder case has gone to trial in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The estimated economic impact in Columbus from the state's largest soccer tournament being held here last weekend is estimated at more than $2 million, according to Nancy Carpenter, executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A blood drive will be held Friday in Columbus at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Lowndes County will have a new tenant -- and a familiar face -- for the former CalStar building.
Friday's meeting of the Lowndes County School District was its last before the end of the 2015-16 school year, and the board used it as an opportunity to recognize students and parents.
Almost a year after voters approved a $44 million bond issue for the Lowndes County School District -- money to be used for new construction and renovations through the district -- many of the projects are nearing completion while one of the key pieces of the capital improvement plan hit an important milestone during Friday's meeting of the LCSD board of trustees.
"I'm behind Chili's." As soon as Donald Barksdale hears these words, he knows exactly what has happened.
It's pretty quiet these days at the old KiOR site on the Island.
Dispatch columnist Slim Smith took home two first place awards at the 2015 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors Awards.
For anyone who needs to find a grave in Friendship Cemetery, Mike Anderson -- and his newly organized online database of Friendship Cemetery grave sites -- can help them find it.
Cook Elementary students are getting a taste of Japanese Culture.
For many military veterans, there has long been an information gap between veterans and the medical services they are entitled to receive.
Facing an almost $4 million cut in their budget, officials with the Mississippi Department of Health are scrambling to find ways to mitigate the potential damage to the services it provides.
Columbus Fire and Rescue officials are answering criticisms that emerged online after a Facebook video showed a display playing a video on the back on a department SUV while the vehicle was in use.
The Columbus Police Department arrested a third suspect allegedly involved in the April 30 Sprint Mart shooting.
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