The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.
A Columbus man will spend 50 years in prison for drug charges after he lost an appeal in the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
Mississippi University for Women is celebrating Christmas in a big way this year, beginning what campus officials hope will become a community-wide, annual tradition.
A Columbus man was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court Monday.
A $6-million energy efficiency program is under way for Columbus residents. Automatic meter readers will be installed for all of the electric company's customers by the time the project is completed.
For many, Thanksgiving is a time of gathering with family and friends to give thanks for the year's blessings. For some people however, especially senior citizens, Thanksgiving is just another day that they spend alone.
Kids have their own unique take on Thanksgiving
Columbus native Terry Brown, the Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, has served in the state legislature since 1988 -- a part-time job requiring full-time energy, as he describes it. Before heading back to Jackson, where he will serve a key role as the state puts together its budget, Brown took some time to meet with Dispatch reporter Jeff Clark for a wide-ranging conversation.
An independent transportation company will be allowed to operate a bus line in Columbus.
A decade has passed since intercollegiate sports was part of campus life at Mississippi University for Women.
After 20 minutes of closed talks that board members insisted was not an executive session, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board convened Monday to engage in yet another contentious session, this time over finances.
A Columbus man pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday to avoid a capital murder charge.
Uncertainty about donation from ministry may have influenced board members to reject money.
Discussions between an Indiana bus company and the Columbus City Council are expected to continue Tuesday night.
4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam.
A Columbus man is expected to plead guilty to capital murder today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
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