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.
James Basson stood in the darkened doorway of his business, James Fish and Seafood, on Military Road at 4p.m. Thursday in a fluid state of operations.
Some local legislators in Jackson still say they are reticent to support a 1-percent restaurant sales tax for Columbus, leaving city officials wondering how to fund maintenance and operations at the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater on The Island.
It's been a busy few weeks for the Columbus building inspection department in the wake of the Feb. 23 tornado that destroyed or damaged 275 homes and 38 businesses in the city.
A home in Burns Bottom the city once slated to tear down and a school campus a recent tornado badly damaged are now being considered for state landmark status.
While much of the attention over the past few weeks has been focused on the city of Columbus and its efforts to clean up after the Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado, Lowndes County has had its own "heavy lifting" to do.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency damage assessors have determined Columbus incurred roughly $9.3 million in damages as a result of the Feb. 23 tornado that came amid a week of flooding.
The theme of Monday night's town hall meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex could be summarized with one word: patience. "That's what we need y'all to have," Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, who led the meeting, told about 100 attendees whose homes or businesses are still in shambles after an EF-3 tornado ripped through northeast Columbus on Feb. 23.
A Columbus man is facing charges of kidnapping and domestic violence after he reportedly attacked a woman over the weekend.
1. Sticking together: Triplets coming to MSU together after brother's acceptance to ACCESS program STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Suspect nabbed for harassing phone calls to business COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Monday profile: Local antique shop owner offers wisdom on helping others COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Retail Coach to update council on progress COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY