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.
A Columbus nurse has been charged with the felony abuse of a vulnerable person for allegedly burning someone in her care with an iron, the state attorney general's office said.
The "Magical Mystery Map Tour" made stops in Starkville and Columbus Saturday, drawing citizens and legislators alike.
After crossing union workers' picket lines at Omnova Solutions Inc., at least three local businesses have had roofing tacks thrown in their driveways, said Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard.
A federal judge denied and granted parts of a motion to suppress evidence in a Lowndes County man's federal child pornography trial.
School districts around the Golden Triangle are touting their improvements today following the release of 2009-2010 accountability testing results.
The dog days of summer are particularly dangerous for dogs, who are even more susceptible to heat stroke than humans, veterinarians warn, urging residents to protect their pets.
Three masked men used a truck stolen from Columbus And Greenville Railway to knock down the wall of a pawnshop early Friday.
Two armed, masked men entered a Main Street convenience store early Friday in what was reported as an attempted robbery.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker hadn't dropped in on his namesake center at Mississippi University for Women in a couple of years, so he swung through Thursday to catch up.
Twelve children and an adult were injured Thursday evening when a church van crashed into a pickup truck driven by a Columbus police officer's stepson.
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