The effort to build a new parking lot behind the Sonic Drive-In at Highway 12 and Vine Street was delayed Tuesday night when restaurant representatives withdrew their rezoning request and vowed to come back with another.
As the sluggish economy drags on, teachers are providing more to their students than just knowledge. A national study released this month found that nationwide, teachers spent an average of $356 of their own money each year on supplies and instructional materials for their classrooms -- over and above the money parents spend each year for their children's own supplies.
The Lowndes County Coroner's Office is dead set on hosting its own autopsies and those of at least eight other Mississippi counties by January.
More than 100 volunteers and supporters gathered Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center to herald in the beginning of the annual 2010-11 United Way of Lowndes County fundraising campaign.
On Wednesday Google rolled out their Google Instant feature. Google Instant makes searching much easier and faster by actually showing search results to you while you type your keywords.
Renasant Bank Wednesday announced its intention to enter the Columbus-Lowndes County market during the fourth quarter of 2010.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant believes Mississippi is positioned to bounce back faster than any state in the country once the recession loosens its grip. He explained why during a Tuesday stop in Columbus.
Synthetic marijuana is now illegal in Mississippi.
Law enforcement agencies nationwide are bracing for the Labor Day weekend rush, setting checkpoints and working officers overtime.
Gov. Haley Barbour announced Tuesday $82 million slated for public K-12 schools would instead be placed in the state's rainy day fund.
Fuhgetaboutit bar owner Freddie Fields has sued Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement agencies and officers for allegedly harassing him and his business.
The Economist magazine declared 2010 the "Year of the Paywall" earlier this year. A paywall is simply refers to a subscription to a news website. The Dispatch launches our paywall today.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Mississippians and Alabamians packed the Aliceville, Ala., City Hall Tuesday to learn about job opportunities at the city's new federal women's prison.
Mississippi University for Women's tenured professors' jobs aren't in danger for fiscal 2012.
Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System -- which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility.
A pistol-packing grandmother in Decatur hopes intruders will think twice before messing with her again.
Students at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School are less than a month into the school year and already have performed for a U.S. congressman.
Mississippi lawmakers on Friday swiftly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for what state and company officials call a first-in-the-world project to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute.
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