JACKSON -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers split with his party leadership Wednesday, saying he favors at least a one-year extension for all the 2001 federal income tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this year.
It may be too soon to tell, but operations from a KiOR biofuels plant --converting wood chips into crude oil -- aren't expected to produce a significant negative environmental impact on Columbus, said company officials and area experts.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia aldermen voted unanimously to cut the town's property tax rate by 5.4 percent Tuesday after approving a 2010-11 budget with a large surplus.
As the sluggish economy drags on, teachers are providing more to their students than just knowledge. A national study released this month found that nationwide, teachers spent an average of $356 of their own money each year on supplies and instructional materials for their classrooms -- over and above the money parents spend each year for their children's own supplies.
A 17-year-old Heritage Academy junior who accidentally shot himself while dove hunting in Noxubee County on Sunday remained in an induced coma this morning, school officials said.
The Lowndes County Coroner's Office is dead set on hosting its own autopsies and those of at least eight other Mississippi counties by January.
A federal judge has thrown out the capital murder conviction of Quintez Wren Hodges, who was sentenced to death in 2001 in Lowndes County in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's brother.
At 6:37 Monday evening Paccar CEO Mark Pigott and Gov. Haley Barbour, standing in front of a phalanx of blue-shirted workers, local dignitaries and the company's board of directors, cut the ribbon for what is sure to be one of the crown jewels of the local economy for years to come, the $300 million Paccar engine assembly plant.
A 17-year-old Heritage Academy soccer player has slipped into a coma after accidentally shooting himself while dove hunting Sunday in Noxubee County, according to Headmaster Tommy Gunn.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously denied a salon owner's request to rezone property on Warpath Road.
Several students drew praise for their national and local achievements Monday at the September Columbus Municipal School District board meeting.
Joe Taylor is done selling crack on the streets. Now, after completing the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center's new Graduate Equivalency Diploma program, the 31-year-old inmate wants to become an electrician.
A 17-year-old Heritage Academy soccer player was in critical but stable condition today after accidentally shooting himself with a shotgun Sunday while dove hunting in Noxubee County.
Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, first responders showed the nation the price of their service.
Violent crime has been under a microscope in Columbus since a pair of murders in April and May shook the community. City officials hope to crack down on violence in all forms, but the type of business where one of those murders and several recent violent encounters occurred is of particular concern.
A veteran press expert with more than 30 years in the printing industry has joined The Dispatch as production manager.
The critical information in a murder case is gathered within the first 72 hours. From there, the case begins to get cold. As the years drag on, witnesses move or die; some evidence is not preserved. But an unsolved case is never closed.
Fuhgetaboutit owner Freddie Fields is willing to pit his word against anyone's that he's been a good neighbor downtown.
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