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Columbus 'liver mom' champions organ donation

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Margaret Rollins is happy to report that her 2-1/2-year-old daughter Adeline now weighs two pounds more than her 4-year-old son.


'A fair and moderate voice': Area leaders reflect on Cochran's influence on the Golden Triangle

Posted 5/31/2019 in Area

When Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders thinks of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who died Thursday at age 81, he remembers the senator's sense of humor.


Head of investigations at CPD away on medical leave

Posted 5/25/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Columbus Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division is away on medical leave after suffering from severe health issues.


Councilmen question use of fire trucks at private events

Posted 5/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue firefighters from Fire Station No. 2 attended and helped with a private gender reveal party for an expectant couple at the bingo hall on Gardner Boulevard Monday night.


Officer injured in weekend chase and fight

Posted 5/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man was arrested and a Columbus police officer who also works part-time for the Caledonia Marshal's Office was injured after a chase from Lowndes to Monroe County ended in a fight between officers and suspects Saturday.


Hawkins: America is most addicted society in the world

Posted 5/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 128 people per-day die from opioid overdoses around the country, with 2016 and 2017 seeing more overdose deaths than deaths from both car accidents and gun violence.


Suspect in Artesia triple homicide indicted for capital murder

Posted 5/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man arrested for the murder of three men in Artesia earlier this year has been indicted for capital murder.


'We just did what we had to do': Former officers reflect on Columbus Police Department's integration

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Lee Sr. and Joe Johnson Jr. sat with their heads bent over a copy of a grainy, 50-year-old photograph of the first black police officers in the Columbus Police Department.


Chancery clerk candidates vow to keep office business as usual

Posted 5/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a departure from the usual candidate for political office, the hopefuls for Lowndes County chancery clerk who spoke to a crowd of Columbus Exchange Club members Thursday stressed that they didn't want to change anything about how the clerk's office works.


New Hope, MSMS seniors overcome obstacles to earn Exchange youth awards

Posted 4/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two-and-a-half years ago, when Madilyn Burns was a sophomore in high school, a car accident put her in a coma for 10 days, damaging her short-term memory and causing her to have to relearn how to walk.


Gray new Volunteer Columbus director

Posted 4/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Errolyn Gray has been named the new director of Volunteer Columbus for United Way of Lowndes County.


Monday profile: Cyndi Sullivan makes time for games she loves

Posted 4/22/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cyndi G. Sullivan plans to spend this summer playing tennis with her 12-year-old daughter Margaret Ann.


Dispatch managing editor arrested over incident at Trotter

Posted 4/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Managing editor Zack Plair was arrested in The Dispatch newsroom on misdemeanor charges Friday morning.


MDAH declares Hunt building a Mississippi Landmark

Posted 4/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Department of Archives and History has named the former Hunt High School a Mississippi Landmark.


Natural hunters: Search dogs aid law enforcement in criminal investigations, weather disasters

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paulette Weible says her hound dog Bella is a "leader." So much so that when the six-year-old search dog was looking for a missing person in Columbus on Thursday, she would stop moving every time the police officer walking with her got in front of them to stop traffic.


Dispatch editor involved in incident involving police at Trotter

Posted 4/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Dispatch employee was involved in an incident when Columbus police were called to the Trotter Convention Center downtown on Tuesday morning.


State auditor sheds light on investigations into government theft, corruption

Posted 4/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shad White said there are two ways to do his job: the easy way and the right way.


Lemonade Day to be held all over Golden Triangle

Posted 4/9/2019 in Area

More than 150 children in the Starkville area had the chance to stretch their entrepreneurial wings last year in the city's first-ever Lemonade Day, an event designed to teach kids up to sixth grade the basic skills for owning and operating a business.


Lowndes County jail implements video visitation for inmates

Posted 4/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Starting April 15, a system that will end face-to-face contact between families and inmates at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center may also help those inmates see their families more often.


Revenue commissioner says he's worked to change department's image

Posted 4/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Herb Frierson said the biggest moonshine bust in the history of the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control was in Hancock County, when ABC agents busted a man and his brother -- for the second time -- for making 60 barrels of moonshine.



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