School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.
Seventh Street teemed with activity Sunday morning as churchgoers filled surrounding parking lots for Easter services at First Baptist Church downtown. Amidst the bustle, Friendship House stood quietly nearby -- silent sentry to a changing era as small neighborhood churches give way to mega worship centers in outlying areas.
It was 11 years ago. Butch Howard was hoping to win his first term as Lowndes County sheriff. NBC had just bought the First Federal Bank in Columbus, and Pat Tuggle, originally from Tuscon, Ariz., was working as a teller.
It's time for Lowndes County to get back to the track. The Lowndes County Y and The Commercial Dispatch are hosting the second annual Possum Town Mile-A-Day Marathon all May long.
A Friday morning stabbing led to the arrest of one suspect on multiple charges. Javonte Carter, age and residence unknown, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of cocaine shortly after 7 a.m.
Despite a lower turnout, Spring Pilgrimage drew people from all 50 states for the first recorded time this year, according to information released this week by event organizers.
Mayor Robert Smith said Friday morning that it will be "a great loss" if Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Del Phillips accepts a position with the Sumner County, Tenn., Board of Education, which unanimously named him its top candidate for superintendent.
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.
Former Columbus Fire Chief James Massey passed away Thursday around 9:30 p.m. at his home.
For state Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Robbins, checking seat belts and handing out speeding tickets in Clay County was just a start.
Local pastors were preparing this week for "Christmas-Easter Only" churchgoers, known somewhat irreverently as "CEOs."
With numerous trees down, some in houses, local residents are turning to the unwelcome task today of clearing the debris left in the wake of the most severe storm so far this year.
Columbus Schools Superintendent Del Phillips is the top candidate for director of schools in Sumner County, Tenn., a Tennessee newspaper reported.
A 31-year-old woman was sent to the hospital in critical condition Thursday after she was allegedly stabbed five or more times by her live-in boyfriend in Lowndes County.
Need a break from the kitchen? Looking for a little extra downtime? Mark your calendar for April 29-30 and let the Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association take over the grill.
Two sisters have been charged with using a pipe and a beer bottle to hit a man in the head Monday at the Eveningside apartment complex.
Artwork by 10 graduating seniors of Mississippi University for Women will be showcased at the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus through Saturday, May 7.
A 10-year-old boy is facing a felony charge today of bringing an unloaded handgun onto the New Hope Elementary School campus.
Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.
Which came first: The chicken or the digitally enhanced mp3 file, replete with authentic barnyard clucks?
1. Columbus drops $16K on complaint defenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Stricklin hire will impact SOCSD board of trustees STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. MSU coaches prepare to say goodbye to Stricklin STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Bank pays tax liens for Southern Wood COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY