The smile lights up the gym. Marcus Sims dribbles the basketball to the corner of the court and launches a 3-pointer. He moves to greet a visitor before returning to the court to join Anthony Sharp in an impromptu game of one-on-one.
Their soldiers have been gone barely a month, but the family members of the Mississippi National Guard's 223rd Engineer Battalion are reaching out with Cheetos, chewing gum and ChapStick.
Maybe he didn't put on the lights, but he watched and supervised from afar. Really far. A U.S. military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Matt Thompson joined his fiancée and their children via Skype to decorate the family Christmas tree.
It was her time. Mississippi University for Women and its alumni had warred in court, and seemingly ever-present talks of closure and a name change hung over the historic campus like a humid August day by the time Allegra Brigham was asked to take the helm of her beloved alma mater. "You are the perfect person for this time in MUW's history," the person on the other end of the phone said.
Neighbors are reaching out to a Lowndes County family that lost almost all possessions just four days before Christmas.
BancorpSouth has consolidated its services in Columbus with a new 8,200-square foot building on Highway 45 North.
The newest member of the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees is a wife, working mother and volunteer with two children in the school system.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Navistar Defense LLC on Wednesday announced that it received a $134 million delivery order for field service representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command.
Edward Lamon Blunt was outside WACR in his car waiting for a friend who was a disc jockey at the radio station on 14th Avenue North in Columbus. A man approached his vehicle claiming to be God.
COLUMBUS -- A Columbus Police Department reserve officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzlement. Eric Maurice Lewis, 39, of 1617 23rd St. N. in Columbus is an employee at Lowe's Home Improvement on Military Road.
Investigators are still going through items confiscated during a Tuesday morning raid at a Columbus residence during which officers seized what they report is child pornography.
JACKSON -- Republican Gov. Haley Barbour calls for reducing the number of school districts and merging some universities, reviving many of his past recommendations in his final Mississippi budget proposal.
The Dispatch will print a four-section Christmas edition on Saturday. Circulation will take calls from 6-9 a.m. on Saturday. There will not be a Sunday paper printed.
Selvain McQueen officially became the new Columbus police chief Tuesday night, though he's been doing the job since July.
Columbus Municipal School District has a new board member. The Columbus City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of appointing Aubra Arletta Turner to the school board of trustees.
A Columbus man arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of child pornography is out of jail today on a $7,500 bond.
Columbus police arrested a man early Tuesday morning in the north side of the city for burglary of a vehicle.
If Baptist Behavioral Health Care's new facility doesn't fit the image of a stereotypical mental health hospital, there's a good reason: It was designed to be the antithesis, with every detail chosen with an eye toward aesthetics and efficiency.
WEST POINT -- West Point police are looking for the person responsible for the murder of a Columbus man. At 10:51 p.m. Friday, Clay County 911 received calls of gunshots fired and someone lying in the road on Brady Street.
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