Many of us can still remember when all the banks in town were either locally owned or closely held -- National Bank of Commerce, First Columbus National Bank, Merchants and Farmers among them.
Franklin Academy was awhirl with activity Tuesday morning -- literally. The University of Mississippi Medical Center's MedEvac helicopter landed in the Magnolia Bowl, a strong symbol of the landing of a partnership between the Jackson medical center and the Columbus elementary school.
It actually felt chilly Monday morning. Fall is here, and we couldn't be more ready.
Economic tides seem to ebb and flow in downtown Columbus, as they do most places. Businesses come and go. Stores and restaurants open, then go dark, and are replaced with something new.
Columbus has fielded its first two pedaling patrolmen, who will be policing high-crime areas on mountain bikes. Patrolmen Kenneth Brewer and Dwight Smith are on bikes part-time until they complete their training, which will enable them to train other officers.
A local high school student's death in a tragic hunting accident has brought out the best in many of those who knew him -- and many who didn't.
One of the joys of the newspaper business is we're inundated with spam e-mail on a daily basis -- and during a heated election season, much of it is political.
The economy may have slowed things down, but the PACCAR engine plant -- the newest and one of the biggest feathers in the region's industrial cap -- is suddenly humming along. The company, which has typically remained guarded about what's happening inside its Lowndes County plant, said Monday it has already produced more than 1,000 engines at the facility.
How many hometowns does Tennessee Williams have? Clarksdale, New Orleans, Provincetown, Mass., and Columbus all have a claim on the playwright and all hold literary events in his honor.
As ironic as it sounds, some local inmates can thank getting locked up for giving them a jump start on their education.
Tennessee Williams scholars, actors, and even some friends and family of the famed playwright have been gathering in Columbus this week for the tribute and tour held each year in the Pulitzer-winner's honor.
Religious extremists do extreme things, no matter their religion. That's why we're not surprised that the wrong-headed leader of a small church in Florida plans to burn a Quran, Islam's holy book, in a bonfire on Sept. 11.
Today, we began charging for some content on our website, cdispatch.com. This decision, and exactly how we should go about it, came after much internal discussion and debate.
Allegra Brigham, Mississippi University for Women's interim president, is locked in a game of good cop, bad cop.
In 2011, Columbus will be home to a cutting-edge biofuel production site, potentially paving the way for more renewable energy sources.
A group of men dressed like ninjas steals a truck and rams it through the front of a pawnshop. A second group comes back to rob the place again a couple days later.
School bells are ringing across the Golden Triangle. But kids aren't the only ones who need to hunker down for the new school year. With so much at stake, we challenge parents to take a more active role in their children's education.
The local economy may be sluggish, but we've been heartened by signs of a pulse lately.
The time has come for alumni, community to leave past behind, again rally around The W
The Columbus Public Works Department moved to a five-day work week this week, a move that comes after City Council members expressed concerns during a retreat last week that the department isn't productive enough.
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