The University of Alabama has canceled classes for Thursday and suspended normal operations on campus after a deadly storm swept through the city.
Power was slowly being restored to areas of Columbus Wednesday night, allaying rumors that problems with TVA's grid would knock out power for four or more days. Still, power came on sporadically and was spotty in areas.
Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.
Power was down across the Golden Triangle as tornadoes touched down to the north and south of Columbus. Power was out in Starkville, Columbus and West Point as of 5 p.m. Emergency officials said that TVA was conducting an assessment, and it was unclear when power would return.
The storms that swept through Mississippi Wednesday morning cost a Webster County woman her home.
Another night of severe weather has left four people dead in Mississippi, including a Louisiana law enforcement officer who was out camping with his daughter, raising the state's total death toll to at least five.
Tupelo-based BancorpSouth Inc. posted a first-quarter loss after increasing its provision for possible credit losses.
School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.
A physical education coach at Walker Elementary School was struck by lightning while he sat in his office inside the school.
Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.
An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter on his way to a fire died Sunday in Monroe County after his SUV ran off the road and hit a tree.
That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.
Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists of the following flood advisory in Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties.
A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.
Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.
A Clay County woman has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for helping lure her brother into a fight that resulted in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend.
A 35-year-old Smithville woman died in Monroe County early Wednesday when she lost control of her minivan and crashed.
The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.
1. West Lowndes principal resigns COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Columbus cheer squads competing in national event COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man charged after gun in church incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY