If you asked the average Mississippian to name all of Mississippi's state agencies, Henry Williams has a pretty good idea which entity would be a stumper.
In her spirited address at the dedication ceremony honoring Esther Harrison, state Rep. Omeria Scott recited a long list of honors the late Columbus legislator had received over the years, everything from state government and civil rights to her alma maters, Alcorn State and Mississippi University for Women, and her church.
Jimmy Cook was standing in the check-out line in Walmart a few days ago when a woman he didn't know approached him to ask him when he was going to put his Christmas lights up.
It started when Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones voted against the city's claims docket because he had questions about some of the charges.
Concerned city council members peppered the city's police and fire chiefs with questions Tuesday about overtime expenses they still believe to be "out of control."
During a termination appeal hearing for former deputy superintendent Craig Shannon at Columbus Municipal School District Tuesday, Superintendent Cherie Labat said she did not trust Shannon to be honest with her.
There is a figurative river of energy that flows through the building on 14th Avenue North in Columbus -- sometimes wild and unrestrained, but always powerful and filled with potential.
A Macon woman has been charged with embezzlement after allegedly giving away money and merchandise from a Columbus business.
A student at Columbus High School is being charged with cyberstalking after posting on Facebook over the weekend that he planned to shoot a firearm at the school Monday.
In his 48 years as an attorney, Hal McClanahan said he's still looking for new experiences.
A Columbus High School student is in custody after he apparently made a Facebook post threatening to shoot the school.
There are dozens of homes for sale in Columbus, but three historic homes on the market on the city's north side, all within a few blocks of each other, have become a source of curiosity.
The city of Columbus spent almost $158,000 on travel in Fiscal Year 2018. Of that total, nearly 30 percent -- $45,323.28 -- was the combined tab for the mayor and city council, according to information the city provided The Dispatch in response to a Mississippi Public Records Act request.
The Vibrant Church congregation will meet for the first time Sunday in its new, 1,500-person worship center.
The city of Columbus is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Planning Commission. Earlier this month, the city council reappointed longtime member Annette Savors and appointed new member Melissa Smith to the commission, leaving it with one remaining open spot.
Columbus Police Department will go a little longer without an assistant chief after the background check of the latest preferred candidate disqualified him from consideration.
Bruce Hanson stood aside, watching as dozens of Columbus Air Force Base personnel flew through a massive gift-wrapping project with what could only be described as military efficiency. Plastic bags of clothing flew out of boxes and onto folding tables where they were placed in gift boxes. The boxes were wrapped in green or red gift wrap and moved to the side of the room, each according to which school its recipient attends.
Columbus Fire and Rescue now boasts a Class 3 rating from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau, city officials announced in a press conference Wednesday at Regal Hall. The new rating improves CFR from a Class 4 department and places it among the five highest-rated fire departments in the state. Most notably, the new rating could save city homeowners up to 20 percent on insurance premiums.
Benjamin Wax has spent the last six months trying to build stronger leaders among Columbus city employees.
Gang-related activity in the city is spilling into Columbus Municipal School District hallways and classrooms, Superintendent Cherie Labat told school board members Monday evening.
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