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.
Columbus Municipal School District is teeming with activity -- from dance and aerospace classes and a new middle school to 11-month school calendars. Anyone watching for the past couple of years might think the changes happened overnight. Longtime district employees and past superintendents know otherwise.
Work on the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus could begin by January, officials said at the final public hearing for the project Thursday.
The city has filed a motion in federal district court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement officers persecuted the Fuhgetaboutit downtown bar.
The pending sale of Starkville-based Cadence Bank to Trustmark National Bank could lead to the consolidation of local branches and staff, but a decision on those changes won't be made until the sale is finalized early next year, a Trustmark bank executive said Thursday.
Felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi University for Women has more than an interim president in Allegra Brigham -- it has an avid cheerleader. And Brigham is looking to recruit the entire community to "tell the story of MUW" and help it thrive during the most massive budget cuts in the history of higher learning in Mississippi.
Days can pass, and Angel Kilgore's car doesn't move from its downtown parking space.
Cyberstalking and cyberbullying likely take place locally, but if they do, education and law enforcement officials say they're rarely reported.
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