A kidnapped woman escaped from an 18-wheeler stopped in West Point after she'd been moved from place to place against her will for weeks. Another young girl was found in a Clay County drug den after being reported missing in Arkansas and trafficked through multiple states. Those are just two victims area law enforcement know of this year who were caught up in what the Mississippi Attorney General's Office says is the world's fastest growing criminal industry: human trafficking and modern slavery.
The city of Columbus has listed a downtown property for sale in hopes of bringing more development to the area.
The city of Starkville plans to look at parking meters as a possible solution to parking issues downtown and in the Cotton District.
The Dispatch took home 15 awards, including five first-place honors, from the Mississippi Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest Saturday.
For more than four decades, Carl Eugene Brown (1918-1998) was a recorder of history in Lowndes County and its surrounds. Frame by frame, he photographed community celebrations, grand openings, recitals, animals, businesses, proms, plays and portraits -- the milestones and the everyday.
1. Deputy marshal resigns from Caledonia amid investigation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Sheriff candidates focus on attacking drug crimes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Starkville considering downtown parking meters STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. City-owned lot in downtown listed for sale COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CAFB reports $315M in economic impact in FY 2018 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY