Articles by Isabelle Altman
Just after sunrise on June 21, McLin Sanders stood at the rocky peak of Mount Katahdin, next to a wooden, weather-beaten sign declaring him at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
A Noxubee County man will spend life in prison after a jury found him guilty Friday of killing his wife and shooting his stepson in Brooksville in 2017.
The city’s project management firm J5 Global will end its partnership with the city of Columbus after eight years.
Columbus police have made arrests in two separate fatal shootings that killed three people, including a minor, on Wednesday.
Columbus police are investigating what appear to be two separate homicides in North Columbus. The first was an overnight shooting at a residence near the
Wesley Pounders still remembers his first attempt at roasting a chicken.
The Columbus Light and Water board has chosen Angela Verdell as the department’s new general manager, pending contract negotiations, board attorney Jeff Smith told The Dispatch.
This past year, Airbus’ Columbus facility was featured in a National Geographic video series on manufacturing in America. The documentary series “Made in a Day,” which viewers can stream on Disney+, is about making different brands and products, from space rockets to electric guitars to whiskey. But it’s the episode on helicopters where the series gives viewers a look at Golden Triangle workers building the H125 at Airbus’ Columbus facility on Airport Road.
Keith Gaskin has won the Columbus mayoral election, according to unofficial totals.
The city council unanimously approved the sale of the old Gilmer Inn property on Main Street at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Keith Gaskin has won the Columbus mayoral election, according to unofficial totals. He will take office July 1. Gaskin, an independent who currently works for
A barge broke loose from its moorings at the mouth of the Luxapallila Creek and floated down the waterway where it became stuck at the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam in Aliceville, Alabama, at about 3 a.m. Saturday.
Independent Keith Gaskin still leads incumbent mayor Robert Smith, a Democrat, by 40 votes after election officials processed 158 affidavit and 31 curbside ballots over seven hours on Thursday.
Independent incumbent Ward 4 Councilman Pierre Beard Sr. has officially defeated Democrat Marty Turner, who previously held the council seat, following Thursday’s count of affidavit ballots.
As of late Tuesday night, independent challenger Keith Gaskin had 66 more votes than Democratic Mayor Robert Smith — but there are still 158 affidavit ballots to be processed, meaning it remains too close to call.
Even before election day ended with multiple races too close to call and affidavits still to be processed, poll workers and city officials were reporting an unusually high number of affidavit votes cast at the polls.
City officials are trying to determine protocols for how to proceed with Ward 1 absentee ballots after the box for those ballots was left unlocked in the city registrar’s office for an unknown time period on Wednesday.
Two West Point men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of purse snatchings as well as apparently leaving a downtown Columbus restaurant without paying.
A Starkvillle woman has died in a structure fire. Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt identified the victim as Willie Mae Allen, 76. Allen was pronounced
Columbus City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enter an agreement with the company Ring Doorbell that will allow police and firefighters to access video from residents’ Ring systems with the residents’ permission.