Columbus has moved into the top 10 percent of micropolitans in the U.S., ranked by economic strength.
Tomarcus "Tooty" Fulks, accused of participating in the 2005 baseball-bat beating of a 70-year-old man during an armed robbery was found guilty only of armed robbery Thursday.
Seventeen-year-old Blaire Ruth didn't set out to become an inspiration to others; she was just trying to make it through her senior year at Caledonia High School. Day after day, month after month, the challenges kept mounting.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
In what family members called a "horrific" armed robbery, five people broke into a Lowndes County house and beat a 70-year-old man with a baseball bat July 18, 2005.
If you passed New Hope Elementary Wednesday afternoon and saw a caravan of Toyotas and Camrys snaking around the school with car horns blaring, you might have thought the rapture arrived four days late in Mississippi. No cause for alarm -- it was just the last day of school for the Lowndes County School District, celebrated teacher-style.
Methods to pay your kids' way through college: Savings plan, prepaid tuition, scholarships, grants, student loans ... peaches? Sarah Ballenger's family has stumbled upon a brilliant means of putting more than five children through college.
Three men, including a newly graduated Columbus High School student, have been charged with a gang-related execution of a 19-year-old last week in Lowndes County. Three to five men, who have affiliations with both the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords gangs, broke into a home at 850 Harrison Road at about 3:15 a.m.
After building a new health department last year, Lowndes County is looking for someone to take the old building off its hands.
Omnova Solutions wants to keep the names and addresses of its 140 replacement workers private due to concerns for their safety. Meanwhile, the company's affiliated union, the United Steelworkers Local 748-L, is challenging the validity of a petition to decertify the union, which has been on strike since May 21, 2010.
Education is the driving force behind economic development and the key to producing a stronger, more recession-proof Mississippi, state Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds told the Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon at the Country Club of Columbus.
When Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau staff started arranging memorabilia on the walls and shelves of their new offices last month, something was missing.
The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
A Columbus high school student was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday. Rachel Stanback, a senior at Columbus High School, was one of 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. She plans to attend Samford University, where she will major in journalism and mass communication.
A 26-year-old Zachary's waitress was shot in the left eye with a BB gun Sunday when she helped someone on her way home from work.
The Columbus Lowndes Development Link, in partnership with the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau, invites all newcomers to the Lowndes County area to attend the first official Newcomer's Orientation.
After possibly violating state open meetings law last week, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed a committee Monday to look at hiring a board attorney.
Emotions were high Monday afternoon at Columbus Middle School as colleagues, supporters, friends and family gathered to pay tribute and say goodbye to Dr. Del Phillips, former superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District.
Monday was the last day of school for Fairview Elementary and most schools across the Columbus Municipal School District, but the hallways were surprisingly quiet as students and teachers geared up for summer ... school, that is.
1. In his DNA: Shepherd plays key role in cold case arrest COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Volunteers host local arts bazaar in Starkville Sunday STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. MSU borrowing to build $9M parking garage STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Locals recognizing the history, purpose of Memorial Day COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY