To Renee Sanders' surprise, not a single person who registered with United Way to volunteer for storm cleanup Saturday morning was a Columbus native.
Cindy Lawrence walked through the doors of Union Academy and for a moment, she was taken back to 1966. That year, Lawrence started her education as a first grade student in the now closed down school. "It brought back so many memories," Lawrence said. "I knew where all my classrooms were. Everything just about looked the exact same."
The Lowndes County Foundation issued a challenge to its six volunteer task forces Thursday, announcing a pool of $30,000 in grants meant to help their initiatives.
A 19-year-old with several dismissed charges to his name was one of two people arrested in connection with a shooting in east Columbus Tuesday.
If the city's contracted financial consultant is to be believed, Columbus will be out of money and overdrawn at the bank by Sept. 30.
The Columbus Civil Service Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to uphold the termination of a former Columbus Police Department investigator who drove to Moorhead in a city vehicle while on duty to apply for a job.
After months of inactivity, construction will resume on the new Fire Station 4 on Airline Road with the goal of completing the station by the end of the year.
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students and Boys and Girls Club members gather for the Zombie Walk, an anti-smoking event, at the Boys and Girls Club in Columbus Wednesday afternoon. Students held signs and chanted "smoking is wack, you can't take it back" and "you won't last smoking that gas."
Columbus councilmen will hear an update this evening on retail recruitment efforts in the city. Caroline Hearnsberger, a retail recruitment specialist with The Retail Coach of Tupelo, said her report will partially focus on foundational data, such as demographics, the firm can use to attract new retailers. The council meets at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Complex.
A man accused of making multiple harassing and threatening phone calls to a Columbus business has been arrested.
Columbus police have arrested a man accused of shooting into a home in south Columbus.
Two local antique dealers only spent a few minutes inside Quirky Antiques, Fred Haley's antique store on Second Street North near Second Avenue, but they still gave Haley something to think about. "Antique dealers are a little like used car dealers," he mused. "The kind of people not exactly trusted in society. I don't know where that came from."
Lowndes County supervisors voted in executive session Friday to pay a former New Hope High School student $15,000 to settle a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit against a justice court judge, board president Harry Sanders confirmed to The Dispatch.
Following a public hearing on Friday, supervisors banned Kratom county-wide effective April 1.
Award-winning veteran sports journalist Paul Bowker has joined The Dispatch staff as the new sports editor.
A 16th circuit court judge ruled Friday not to dismiss a case against a former Columbus police officer involved in a fatal shooting three years ago.
An inmate at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center has died.
Office Depot on Old Aberdeen Road in Columbus is closing. Store employees were confirming the closing to customers earlier this week, but store managers said they could not release information, including the date the business will shut its doors.
Columbus City Council awarded a contract to Debris Tech for storm debris management during a special-call meeting Thursday.
The town of Crawford has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to pay off a more than $30,000 tax lien from improperly managing employee retirement fund matches.
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5. Three CPD officers accept promotions with no raises COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY