As Lowndes County moves forward with plans to issue up to $7.75 million in bonds, Supervisor Jeff Smith continues to push for part of the bond money to be used in the Crawford area.
The Columbus Police Department was awarded a federal grant of more than $500,000 Thursday to hire or rehire three officers.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base will conduct a large-scale exercise that will impact most areas of the base.
The 14th annual Golden Triangle Employment Expo is scheduled for Wednesday on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
Over the past decade, downtown Columbus has come to life. The revitalization seems to have happened overnight, but many people have worked tirelessly for years to see downtown in its current glory.
In line with many other appointed boards, Columbus Light and Water commissioners receive annual salaries of more than $9,000.
The Columbus City Council voted in a special meeting Wednesday to use $3.8 million from the Mississippi Development Bank solely for paving, sidewalks and curbs.
The Columbus Police Department has published the first issue of its new monthly newsletter, The Shield.
With the majority of the country's products hauled by truck, the trucking industry is a pretty good indicator of economic times.
The new state-of-the art Lowndes County Health Department has seen a flurry of activity since opening on Aug. 25.
Tuesday afternoon, Dispatch publisher Birney Imes sat down with Cadence Bank CEO Lewis Mallory to talk about the recent purchase of the bank by Trustmark National Bank of Jackson.
As hundreds of Franklin Academy students, some wearing white coats, welcomed the dean of the School of Medicine for the University of Mississippi Medical Center to Columbus, he saw them as more than just elementary schoolers.
Columbus police have identified 25-year-old Antonio Burgin as the masked man who was shot Saturday during an East Columbus robbery.
Even if he has spent weeks in the brush without showers or decent food, reading a letter from New Hope Middle School students brings a smile to Russ Hudson's face.
East Columbus convenience store owner was in critical but stable condition late Sunday after he exchanged bullets with two robbers Saturday.
During a time when more people are turning to charitable organizations for help, the cash flow to those agencies also is down. And while economists say the national recession is over, those groups tell a different story.
An armed robbery attempt turned into a shootout at an East Columbus convenience store, and two were people transported to the hospital.
As the merry-go-round began its slow spin Saturday at the Columbus Fair, 4-year-old Kalani Perry sat comfortably on his black horse, grabbed the pole in front of him and held on for the ride.
Caledonia schools are growing and have been, consistently, for years. The simple solution was to add 11 classrooms. But even the simplest of solutions isn't as simple as it could be.
1. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY