Renasant Bank Senior Vice President Bobby Harper recently was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors.
Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will be bringing their Southern rock n roll to Tupelo tonight as part of Eric Church's "Blood, Sweat and Beers" tour
In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.
Black-hearted gamblers, lily-pure maidens and stalwart heroes leap from the dime novels of the late 1800s to the McComas Hall stage at Mississippi State University April 12-14. The Theatre MSU production of Tim Taggert's "Deadwood Dick or The Game of Gold" begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Two alleged illegal alligator hunters are scheduled to appear in Rankin County Justice Court on May 1, after being arrested for attempting to take an alligator without a permit on March 23.
With severe weather and deadly tornadoes a common occurrence across the nation, Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency Director Cindy Lawrence said every day is the day to be prepared.
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.
1. SPED parent speaks at school board meeting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus police chief retiring at year's end COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. County OKs franchise agreement with MaxxSouth STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY