Some city employees are making up to $36,000 just in overtime pay, working up to 26 hours per week despite the risk of fatigue, an analysis by The Dispatch shows. According to public records obtained by The Dispatch, 16 city employees -- all but two from the police department -- made more than $10,000 just in overtime in 2010 or are projected to make more than that in 2011.
Who is the city of Columbus' highest paid employee? It isn't the mayor, the city administrative officer, or even the police chief. It's a police corporal.
Mississippi University for Women graduates were urged to take care of their university just as it has taken care of them for four years. The message was delivered today by Dr. Hank M. Bounds, commissioner of higher education, who told them that it was their turn to become caretakers.
Market Street is more than a festival; it's the ultimate business card. As the festival expands in every way, from the number of visitors, to the number of vendors to the square footage covered, it has become one of the best forms of advertising in the Golden Triangle.
Behind a pair of black glasses are eyes that have seen a lifetime of pain and sorrow.
Dr. Martha Liddell, assistant superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District, was named interim superintendent Friday afternoon during a special meeting at the central office.
Two men have been charged with a string of Lowndes County burglaries that targeted guns, which they allegedly traded for marijuana.
A 33-year-old married mother faces two counts of statutory rape today against two 15-year-old New Hope High School students, who were released to the woman from school without parents' permission.
Straight talk about real issues was the theme Thursday night as students, parents and educators gathered at Lee Middle School to discuss ways to bridge the gap between personal potential and academic achievement, particularly among African-American youth.
T.J. Maxx and PetSmart will be neighbors in Columbus this fall. Both are slated to open in the old Goody's shopping strip, where Burlington Shoes and Old Navy still are located.
Severstal has resumed operations at its Columbus steel plant following a power outage caused by last week's severe storms, the company said Friday.
For the children of Smithville, in Monroe County, the blow from last week's tornado has been particularly hard. Many have lost homes. Some have lost parents, family, friends. Enter the power of the tiara.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests.
Dennis J. Erby; Brandt Galloway and Kevin Stafford; Robyn Crossley East.
The search continues for a new superintendent to lead the Columbus Municipal School District following the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Del Phillips last month.
Two local retailers are under renovations, in an attempt to make the stores more shopper friendly and merchandise more accessible.
Sanderson Plumbing Products is closing its plant in Butler and laying off the plant's 50 remaining employees.
The Town of Caledonia continued to work towards improving its water and sewer system at Tuesday night's monthly meeting, moving forward with a $1.6 million multi-phase plan to run a pipe from the water treatment plant to the Buttahatchie River in order to meet environmental standards.
A 19-year-old man allegedly shot at and grazed the head of his ex-girlfriend Tuesday as he tried to move out of a North Columbus house.
When nature called Monday, O'Dell Stevenson Carter Jr. answered it -- in the trash can of the room where police were testing him for drunken driving.
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