Ben Portnoy, sports reporter for The Dispatch, earned two top-10 finishes in this year's national Associated Press Sports Editors competition.
Authorities released more details in an officer-involved shooting in North Columbus Wednesday, including allegations the victim had pointed a weapon at a Lowndes County deputy and stole an unmarked law enforcement vehicle during the incident.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has reduced work hours for most city employees, an executive decision that became effective Wednesday morning and is expected to last at least through next week, said the city's Chief Administrative Officer David Armstrong.
Lowe's Home Improvement off Military Road in Columbus reopened at 6 a.m. today after an employee tested positive earlier this week for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Lowe's Home Improvement off Military Road in Columbus is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Tuesday.
Authorities have released further details on an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old in north Columbus Wednesday morning.
City officials have released a video of a March 26 altercation outside Huck's Place downtown between the restaurant owner and a former Lowndes County deputy.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday morning to appoint Joe Beckett, local businessman and antebellum homeowner, to the board of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
John Acker, chairman of the Columbus Redevelopment Authority and longtime State Farm agent, died Tuesday evening from an apparent medical condition.
Within the past week, Columbus police have dealt with multiple calls involving accusations that employees at businesses have contracted COVID-19 coronavirus, as fear of the virus spreads throughout the community, Police Chief Fred Shelton said.
Columbus police are investigating an altercation with injuries between an employee of Huck's Restaurant and an off-duty Lowndes County Sheriff's Office deputy.
Like other businesses and nonprofits in the Golden Triangle, the Columbus Arts Council is absorbing the shock of measures to prevent spread of COVID-19.
Columbus Police Department will set up checkpoints throughout the city at night to enforce the curfew the city council implemented over the weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Paccar Engine Company became the first local industry to close operations in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Columbus police are investigating a shooting outside an apartment complex Monday night.
Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley has opted to leave his position effective Sept. 30. Billingsley said he submitted a retirement letter to the county board of supervisors Monday evening.
Authorities at Columbus Air Force Base on Monday confirmed a case of COVID-19 coronavirus in a government civilian who works on base.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors took action Monday to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus by instituting a curfew, closing non-essential businesses in the county and directing restaurants to close their dining rooms to customers.
1. Police release video of altercation between Huck's owner and off-duty deputy COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Update: Victim in officer-involved shooting identified COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. LCSO: Victim of fatal officer-involved shooting was armed COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Laid off Starkville resident provides meals for others during quarantine STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY