Two months into an evaluation of the Columbus Police Department, police consultant K.B. Turner has heard public input and plans to turn his attention to getting the community engaged with the police through volunteering while recruiting more officers for the department.
Columbus City Council knotted on a vote to allow beer sales at the annual Juneteenth festival this summer during its Tuesday evening meeting.
In a courtroom in Hinds County Saturday, Emily Shy stood before a jury.
The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees is slated to accept the resignation of Caledonia High School band director David Chambers Friday, according to the board agenda published online Tuesday night.
David Crews said he heard one of his favorite quotes in the early morning hours at a First Monday Trade Day in Ripley.
Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved more than $1.7 million in grants and loans for a company to build a $7.5 million new facility on the Steel Dynamics, Inc. campus at the industrial park west of Columbus.
Two men are in jail following a foot chase involving Lowndes County sheriff's deputies on Monday evening.
A Columbus mayoral candidate may have to sue to be on the ballot. The Columbus Municipal Republican Election Committee declined to certify Garthia Halbert, who attempted to qualify as a Republican candidate, for the mayoral election.
A Macon woman and New Hope High School alumna is hoping state legislators will push through a bill requiring police officers to notify parents when someone age 18 to 21 years old is arrested for driving under the influence. Lauren McGraw, who grew up in the Golden Triangle and now lives in Jackson, said the Rivers McGraw Act, named after her son, could save a life in the future.
One of the largest dog recoveries in recent memory is an unusual case, according to Lowndes County animal control officer Bobby Reeves.
A flurry of late qualifications has added five new candidates to four of Columbus' municipal races, as 21 total candidates met Friday's 5 p.m. qualification deadline.
A Columbus man faces up to 40 years in prison for robbing two local hotels in 2014.
Gary Baldwin sat on a low stool, carefully applying labels to glass-encased candles, the final step in the production process at the Ability Works facility located on Datco Industrial Road in east Columbus.
Ole Miss has released New Hope senior defensive lineman Tae-Kion Reed from his national letter of intent, a spokesperson with the university has confirmed to The Dispatch.
Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed East Side Chevron in Columbus Thursday night.
A recent missing child alert prompted Columbus Fire and Rescue to carry out search and rescue training for three days this week.
As part of her presentation during Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting at Lion Hills Center, Jeanna Frye, director of Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Columbus, provided data on the center's work form 2016.
March 3 marks the 200th anniversary of the separation of the Territory of Alabama from the Mississippi Territory.
A man wanted for a 2015 Columbus murder and who skipped bond last year has been found in Iowa.
Less than three months after Lowndes County resident Raymond Karr was released from prison for touching a child for lustful purposes, he was arrested again on four counts of the same charge.
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