The Commercial Dispatch received eight awards in the Mississippi Press Association's annual 2010 Better Newspaper Contest Saturday night in Biloxi during the MPA's 145th annual convention.
Now that an escaped inmate is back in custody, the Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating how to make its jail more secure.
A 4-County lineman was burned Wednesday morning when he briefly touched a live power line in Clay County.
Enrollment is rising at East Mississippi Community College, and so is tuition. What's not rising is the amount of money in the school's tuition guarantee fund.
A Monroe County man and former MSU professor was convicted in the murder of his wife following a five-day trial in Monroe County Circuit Court.
High-speed winds caused $33,000 worth of damage at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last Monday.
Weather delays brought passenger volume down at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in May, but the airport is still about 6 percent ahead of where it was last year.
Bond has been set at $185,000 for a West Point man accused of attacking his mother with a baseball bat Tuesday before fleeing in a stolen car.
Amonty Young, 24, managed to cut a small section of spiral razor-wire fence surrounding the interior section of the jail's prisoner yard and squirm through before climbing over a gate and another strip of barbed wire around the exterior fence shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.
BROOKSVILLE -- The hunt is on for the new Brooksville police chief. The small, Noxubee County town of about 1,220 people has been without a chief since the former head of its six-officer department, Tina Williams, left for another job months ago.
WEST POINT -- West Point's city board unanimously approved its 2012 budget Tuesday with a fraction of last year's drama.
After unveiling a new membership-benefits program and a modernized company logo, 4-County Electric Power Association officials announced the re-election of two directors.
Friday's episode of "Hometown Renovations" on the Home and Garden Television cable network will have a decidedly local flavor.
The city of West Point announced Wednesday they will convert eight 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers for the use of propane auto gas.
Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son.
A 69-year-old West Point man is at the center of an investigation into the murder of his 48-year-old son.
Starting in July, The Dispatch will begin printing a Saturday morning edition of the paper, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting July 2, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
A Hamilton man found dead on Monday died of natural causes, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.
A Choctaw County fugitive who overpowered an Ackerman police officer and stole her cruiser at gunpoint is dead following a pursuit.
1. University: Nguyen will be charged with disorderly conduct STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Long-sought dog heads out of town COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus man arrested, charged with 17 crimes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. No charges against MSU student STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY