Jan Swoope, lifestyles editor for The Dispatch, recently won first place in the feature story category of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards.
Mary Pollitz has joined the newsroom at The Dispatch as the education reporter.
A suspect who authorities say shot at police officers has been hospitalized following a 10-hour standoff with law enforcement in Clay County.
Local unemployment rates continued to fall in March, as the state rate remained steady, according to the Mississippi Department of Labor Security's newly released monthly report.
Omar Beard has been in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center since March 2012.
A Steens man is dead after a one-car collision Friday evening in Monroe County.
A Monroe County man missing since Saturday has been found unharmed in Tupelo.
Three people have died after a head-on collision that engulfed both cars in flames in Monroe County Tuesday evening.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Columbus Wednesday evening with a planned trip to Starkville the following day.
A severe thunderstorm ripped through Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties Saturday morning, leaving a path of wind damage in its wake.
A Columbus Police Department officer is on administrative leave without pay after being detained by West Point police, according to city officials.
Four Mississippi State students, including one from Columbus and another from Starkville, face felony burglary charges related to a break-in at the University of Alabama Athletics Complex in Tuscaloosa last week, according to documents filed in district court in Tuscaloosa County.
Mississippi State University Associate Professor Cindy Bethel and New Hope Elementary teacher Jennifer Caldwell hope to soon set up a play date for two robots.
A Columbus woman died Sunday after being hit by a car on Highway 82 in Oktibbeha County.
State Representative Gary Chism is out of the hospital after suffering a "mild" stroke over the weekend, his colleagues have confirmed.
In the farming business, there is always something to worry about, much of it beyond the farmer's control.
A former West Point police officer has been indicted for embezzlement.
A Georgia company that makes steel building components says it wants to open a 150-job factory in northeast Mississippi.
1. GEDs provide opportunities for 21 excited graduates COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 'Father' time: MSU fans take fathers, sons on first pilgrimages to CWS in Omaha STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Four arrested for hotel robbery STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY