One child is missing and presumed drowned after an ATV flipped in Magby Creek on Saturday afternoon. The body of a second child has been found.
The transformation is complete, with only a few minor details left in what has been a whirlwind $279,000 renovation of East Mississippi Community College's latest crown jewel -- Lion Hills Golf Club, formerly Columbus Country Club.
A Columbus teen has turned himself in to the Columbus Police Department less than 24 hours after he allegedly fatally shot a man.
The implementation of a bridge plan two years ago will keep health insurance increases for Columbus Light and Water employees from affecting the pocketbooks of ratepayers and the employees themselves.
Terry Walker pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court earlier this week.
A long process of securing easements and proper documentation has caused delays in cleaning Magowah Creek, but landowners and farmers who have suffered as result of flooding may finally see relief as soon this year.
Nine months after being indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office on fraud charges relating to a nationwide testing scam, a teacher is still on paid leave with the Columbus Municipal School District.
For more than a century, Palmer Home for Children has provided safety, shelter and love for children in need. Now, the Columbus facility is adding a new facet to its services -- a library and school for the 90 children who call the 110-acre campus their home.
Earlier this week, Sean O'Keefe, American Eurocopter parent company CEO , said cuts to the Pentagon budget under the "sequester" budget reduction plan could force the company to slash production of the UH-72 Lakota helicopter, which is produced at its Columbus facility.
Custodial and maintenance staff with the Columbus Municipal School District will have 28 hours of pay deducted from their next paychecks as reimbursement for pay approved by their supervisors but ruled inappropriate by district officials. The 39 employees will lose approximately $200 to $500, depending on their pay rate.
Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright is concerned the district may be judged to have misappropriated taxpayer funds if their vote opposing starting an alternative school in the county is not reversed.
A contract worker died from injuries sustained in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base Thursday afternoon.
This year's United Way of Lowndes County pacesetters may want to get a running start before trying to keep up with their new leader.
A timeline has been set for financial firms to submit proposals to manage finances from Lowndes County's hospital sale.
A public records search by The Dispatch shows that Turner Furniture LLC, which is owned by Ward 4 councilman candidate Marty Turner, has yet to satisfy a $56,023.84 judgment regarding failure to pay rent to former landlord and a cumulative $10,003.53 in other judgments.
The president of a bus company interested in acquiring the bid for the Columbus Municipal School District bus service is speaking out after intense questioning by the school board during its Monday meeting.
The third and final public meeting designed to inform the public about the preparation of a joint land use study was held Tuesday at the Caledonia YMCA building.
As the Town of Caledonia grows, elected officials will face new challenges: maintaining that growth, providing the infrastructure to support it and coping with the less positive consequences.
The Columbus Municipal School District is still deliberating over a pair of bids for its bus service. During Tuesday night's meeting, the board unanimously voted to table a motion that would decide between bids from local company and current provider Waters Truck and Tractor and Nashville, Tenn.-based company Ecco Ride.
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