As one new business owner arrived in Caledonia this week, another pondered the future during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Every other Tuesday, 6-year-old Catherine Gulan visits her best friend. They sit and talk and perhaps sing or work on crafts projects. And it's always a bittersweet goodbye, after just an hour at play.
The arrival of fall has brought a cornucopia of ways to spend the pleasant temperatures outdoors, and members of the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation hope people will use the weekend to attend the third annual Fall Tour of Homes.
Mississippi schools have nine months to decide how they will handle a state mandate to incorporate "abstinence-only" or "abstinence-plus" classes into the curriculum, but not every district is rushing to make the choice.
A simple code-enforcement call turned into an assault on a police officer Tuesday afternoon.
Christina Berry can remove the "interim" label from her position.
The smiles on the children's faces were enough to tell Franklin Academy Principal Patricia Overstreet and Edward Yeates, founder of Father's Child Ministries, that they're onto something good. Tuesday morning, the two paired up for the second year in a row to bring fathers into a place they're not always seen -- the classroom.
CALEDONIA -- Pay raises for a number of town employees in Caledonia were upheld by the Caledonia Board of Aldermen last night, after Mayor George Gerhart's veto failed by a 4-1 vote. Alderman Quinn Parham cast the lone vote in alliance with the mayor.
As more days pass, Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks and Ward 5 Columbus City Councilman Kabir Karriem become more upset regarding the speed of the Sim Scott Community Center project.
Plans to create an ordinance outlining and protecting Southside Columbus' rich architectural history have hit a snag -- the maps under which the district was originally created are more than three decades old and must be redrawn.
Business owners interested in learning new strategies for the changing economic times will have the opportunity to work with a customer service and business development expert Thursday as the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link concludes its "ABCs of Business" seminar series.
Readers will notice a change in the next few weeks' Sunday Dispatch - the A and B sections will be printed on pink paper during the month of October in recognition and support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Saturday dawned windy and chilly, but that didn't daunt more than two dozen members of Cub Scout Pack 1, who turned out for the group's annual bake sale. As drivers waited at the stoplight on Highway 45 N. in front of Kroger, the boys waved signs and plastic buckets, offering sweet temptation in the form of cupcakes, cookies, homemade preserves and other treats.
The 21-person committee tasked with selecting five candidates for serious consideration for the Columbus police chief position will meet Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Columbus Police Department Command Center.
The partygoers wore short-sleeved shirts and shorts, and the crackling "fire" in the cardboard fireplace mercifully cast no heat, but that didn't stop the small throng of people gathered at Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church from celebrating Christmas Friday night. After all, the guest of honor -- Lindsay Wingo -- will be far from New Hope this holiday, and they couldn't miss the opportunity to send her away with a dash of Christmas cheer. Wingo, 24, is one of approximately 70 area soldiers deploying for Afghanistan today to serve with the Army National Guard in Operation Enduring Freedom.
A number of rivers, creeks and ditches in the county are slated for improvements to prevent flooding, erosion and undermined roads.
Joyce Ellenwood's mission is clear: Raise the profile of the Boys and Girls Club in the Golden Triangle.
Gov. Haley Barbour took a tour of the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.
Columbus police responded to the 600 block of 22nd Street South to investigate the shooting of a Columbus man this morning.
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2. Suspected burglar arrested at courthouse COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Bud and Burgers event canceled COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Oktibbeha road plan draft calls for $2M in work STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY