Loren "Bo" Bell stood before an audience of about 60 concerned citizens Thursday night at the Greensboro Center in Starkville and tried to paint a pretty picture.
The Dispatch has submitted a public records complaint to the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau alleging the CVB failed to provide requested payroll documents and excessively charged the newspaper for what was provided.
A Columbus man is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting an assistant manager Friday afternoon in the Cracker Barrel restaurant on 18th Avenue North.
A local Realtor representing the Columbus Redevelopment Authority sent letters to at least 11 property owners in the Burns Bottom neighborhood saying if they did not agree to sell their lots by Tuesday, the CRA would get a court order to forcibly purchase them for a lower price.
Columbus Light and Water will look to its electric customers to raise $1.4 million in new revenue next fiscal year.
Columbus City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved hires for two key positions in the police department, though city officials would not publicly announce the hires.
A member of Columbus Police Department's criminal investigation division has racked up more than 338 hours of overtime in the last four months, some of it as Mayor Robert Smith's driver.
The officer now leading Columbus Police Department's criminal investigation division has a documented history of mishandling evidence.
When visiting his father's grave in Sandfield Cemetery one day last year, Jabari Edwards took a good hard look around him at the neighborhood he once called home.
He didn't like what he saw.
Another Columbus night club will temporarily reduce its hours following a weekend shooting that injured two men across the street from its premises.
Columbus police are seeking suspects in an early Saturday morning shooting near a nightclub on Seventh Avenue North.
By a 4-2 vote Tuesday, Columbus City Council members appointed George T. Sumrall to the Municipal Election Commission.
When four Armstrong Middle School students entered a contest in March that challenged them to develop an idea for a business, they immediately looked for a way to improve a problem in their own lives.
Redevelopment plans in Burns Bottom are on hold, as the neighborhood's future is now directly tied to the value the state will assign to its past.
May could prove a critical month in the future of the Lee Middle School property on Military Road.
Power rates are going up in October for Columbus Light and Water customers.
Exactly how much is still up in the air.
A recently hired Columbus Police Department officer being investigated for soliciting a minor in West Point has been fired.
Columbus has formally joined forces with Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks on a multi-faceted initiative aimed to prevent crime.
About 10 years ago, a young girl came to George Irby looking for a job.
She was 16, Irby recalled, and she had a 3-year-old child of her own.
Former Lowndes County jail administrator Rick Jones has announced his intent to run for sheriff in 2019.
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