Education is the driving force behind economic development and the key to producing a stronger, more recession-proof Mississippi, state Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds told the Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon at the Country Club of Columbus.
When Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau staff started arranging memorabilia on the walls and shelves of their new offices last month, something was missing.
The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
A Columbus high school student was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday. Rachel Stanback, a senior at Columbus High School, was one of 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. She plans to attend Samford University, where she will major in journalism and mass communication.
A 26-year-old Zachary's waitress was shot in the left eye with a BB gun Sunday when she helped someone on her way home from work.
The Columbus Lowndes Development Link, in partnership with the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau, invites all newcomers to the Lowndes County area to attend the first official Newcomer's Orientation.
After possibly violating state open meetings law last week, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed a committee Monday to look at hiring a board attorney.
Emotions were high Monday afternoon at Columbus Middle School as colleagues, supporters, friends and family gathered to pay tribute and say goodbye to Dr. Del Phillips, former superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District.
Monday was the last day of school for Fairview Elementary and most schools across the Columbus Municipal School District, but the hallways were surprisingly quiet as students and teachers geared up for summer ... school, that is.
In mid-July, Columbus residents will get the chance to review a draft of a comprehensive plan for the city.
Sean Mullen graduated from Mississippi State University on April 28. The rest of his life is still unwritten.
A 36-year-old Caledonia motorcyclist died late Saturday when he accidentally rear-ended a pickup truck near Propst Park in Columbus.
After fielding questions about possible ethics and open meetings violations, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss hiring an attorney at a special meeting tonight.
COLUMBUS -- A 79-year-old Smithville tornado victim died Friday in Columbus, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the April 27 twister in Monroe County up to 17.
For the past two years, they've pondered the mysteries of the universe together, but Friday afternoon, the biggest problem Columbus High School's International Baccalaureate seniors faced was how to keep Zachary Thomas' cap soundly on his head during Saturday's graduation.
The Columbus High School class of 2011 celebrated their graduation on Saturday with commencement services at Humphrey Coliseum at 9 a.m. on the Mississippi State University campus.
After a yearlong strike, the Omnova Solutions labor dispute is headed to a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board.
Dr. Mark Bean, chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women, has been honored with the 2011 Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.
Commercial buildings can sit idle for a matter of months or for several years. The longer they sit, the less marketable they become.
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