Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.
A 30-year-old man was charged with breaking into Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School on Third Avenue early today.
Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks and seven former supervisors illegally donated more than $85,000 to a nonprofit headed by Brooks, according to a circuit court ruling in Lowndes County, Monday.
Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.
A 41-year-old woman has been charged in Lowndes County with taking pornographic photographs of her two young sons.
Cute puppies and kitties can't tug heart strings if nobody sees them, so the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is putting the cuteness on display on Main Street.
State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, visited the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday to share a little optimism, some pessimism and a lot of uncertainty.
Separate trials for two Lowndes County men, one facing charges for child pornography and the other for sexual battery, have been continued until October in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
A 72-year-old Artesia man has been charged with sexual battery after allegedly raping his 16-year-old granddaughter.
The trial of a Lowndes County man on possession of child pornography charges -- scheduled for Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court -- has been continued until October.
Parents and teachers tend to believe students know how to act by the time they reach school age and if they're being "bad" it's because they choose to be. Not so, says a professional development service from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Crime is a community problem and citizen involvement is a powerful preventative measure, the Columbus City Council and command staff of the Columbus Police Department agreed.
A 14-year reserve Columbus police officer pleaded guilty Monday evening in Lowndes County Circuit Court to statutorily raping his girlfriend's underage daughter multiple times.
A 16-year-old New Hope High School junior was injured Monday when he swerved to miss another student's truck, flipping his own.
Katie Elliott doesn't match any antiquated visions of a school nurse. She's doesn't sit in her office all day feeding sneezy children tiny paper cups of cough syrup or dabbing scrapes with cotton balls dipped in hydrogen peroxide. In fact, she doesn't spend much time in her office at all.
Columbus police responded to a slew of crimes over the weekend, including the second break-in at Frank's Pawn & Gun in East Columbus and another armed robbery by a 14-year-old.
The Dispatch is welcoming a few new characters to its funny page.
Ninety new workers have been hired by Paccar's Columbus plant, as the maker of engines for commercial trucks readies to begin production by the end of the year.
About 14 months into their new term, members of the Columbus City Council and the mayor reflected on the high and low points of their first year, individually and as a governing body.
In the Digital Age, more and more organizations are taking their business online, and the result is a level of interaction with the customer that was unimaginable even two decades ago.
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