The oil spill from the April 20 explosion of a BP offshore oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico has left Mississippi down, but far from out, Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Harrison, the state senate's president pro tempore and a candidate for lieutenant governor, said Tuesday.
Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.
In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.
State alcohol control agents have arrested two employees of Ruben's Fish House after a patron was found dead of acute alcohol intoxication May 31 at the restaurant.
If the summer gets too hot, dump a little snow on it. Everything about the SnoBiz snow cone cabana in the parking lot of Leigh Mall exudes coolness amid the heat.
A woman who was hit by a car outside a downtown bar said she recieved a cut to her head and scrapes and bruises in the incident, which happened after she and her husband got into an unprovoked fight after a night of drinking.
More than a year removed from the not-guilty verdict which restored his life, Tyler Edmonds is still searching for peace.
He's a man with a message. When he tells it, he downplays the sadness and plays up the salvation. But there has been plenty of sadness in Tyrone Cole's past.
The Dispatch captured 16 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for sports coverage, lifestyles section and special section.
A fight inside a downtown bar ended in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning, when one of those involved in the fight drove a car onto the sidewalk and struck a woman.
Allegra Brigham isn't interested in simply holding the door open for Mississippi University for Women's next president. Nor will she be safely sheltered in her office contentedly crunching numbers while the faculty deals with students.
The retirement this month of Federal Programs and Building Inspections Director George Irby is a loss for the city, officials said.
When presented with a plan to renovate neighborhood parks in Columbus and Lowndes County, residents Thursday expressed concerns of not having enough space in community centers and their included kitchens.
The Columbus Chapter of the National Action Network continues its campaign against violence this weekend.
If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.
Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.
The Columbus Exchange Club saw the culmination of a year's worth of fundraising Thursday as it passed out more than $8,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations.
Columbus Omnova workers continue to hold out for an alternate proposal from Omnova Solutions Inc. Until then, the workers are manning the gates during an indefinite strike period.
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