As the costs of higher education escalate, budget conscious parents and students often feel forced to choose between the college they want and the one they can afford. It's not easy on the institutional side either. Competition for student dollars is fierce, and a college in today's market needs every competitive advantage it can get.
Embattled Noxubee County School District Superintendent candidate Roger Liddell -- who owes the Hollendale School District in Washington County more than $100,000 -- wants Noxubee voters to go to the polls for the third time in a year.
A top law enforcement representative of Lowndes County next week will travel to Washington, D.C., for a special commendation from President Barack Obama.
A Vernon, Ala. woman was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.
Today's Dispatch is the last Saturday edition we will publish. Starting this week, The Dispatch will resume printing a Monday afternoon edition of the paper and will discontinue the Saturday morning edition.
It was a rainy, dreary afternoon, but the members of Girl Scout Troop 20253 charmed the crowd Friday, serving up megawatt smiles and steaming pans of baked ziti at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen.
The Columbus Arts Council hosts a gallery opening and reception tonight, featuring the work of international award-winning botanical watercolorist Hillary Parker. The Georgia-based artist's exhibit, "A Portfolio of Nature's Beauty," will be on display through April.
Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are both being recognized nationally, with MSU being named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its community service activities, and MUW also being named to the honor roll.
East Mississippi Community College's annual celebration of all things artsy returns March 26-29 with the Pine Grove Arts Festival.
With one of the most famous pedigrees in popular music, Wilson Phillips will be bringing their California sun-kissed brand of pop to the MSU Riley Center Sunday, March 25.
The West Point School District is considering an abstinence-only program for its students, in compliance with a state-mandated directive for all school districts to offer sex education.
Maybe it's the extra hour of sunlight, slipping through office window blinds and begging workers to come out and play. Maybe it's the sight of wisteria running tangled and wild, knock-kneed calves in the fields, early flowers poking defiant heads above the earth and declaring spring officially sprung. Maybe it's the sneeze-inducing pollen, blowing through the air like Southern pixie dust, speaking of life, growth and Faulkneresque "wet seeds wild in the hot blind earth."
Project Feed Columbus, a joint effort between the City of Columbus and The United Way of Lowndes County, as well as local stores Food Giant and Wal Mart, will be ongoing through the end of March. The campaign is a canned food drive to help local food pantries and shelters.
Last week, Cadence Bancorp LLC -- the parent company of Cadence Bank -- announced the acquisition of Encore Bancshares, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets.
On Friday, the Columbus Arts Council presents "Blues for Willie," a tribute to honor this elder statesman of the Black Prairie blues, a man who preached a consistent message of peace, love and social justice.
Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday re-established and appointed a Columbus man to the Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was formed to help promote and protect the state's military interests.
The West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance has suffered its share of growing pains over the past few months, with staff changes, a new partnership and a new direction.
Marriages and divorces for the week of March 12, 2012.
Lowndes and Oktibbeha County voters turned out primarily to vote for candidates on the Republican ticket.
1. Mayoral candidate to seek counseling COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Eagles flourish in Golden Triangle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Inaugural MUW Symposium plays to overflow crowds, rave reviews COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Superintendent candidates see great potential in SOCSD STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY