On Sunday, July 4, 2021, people gathered to celebrate Independence Day at the Sportsplex in Starkville. From snowcones, to bouncers and fireworks, there was no
Leading up to the 2021 municipal primaries, The Dispatch and WCBI co-sponsored a candidate forum at the Lyceum at Lee in Columbus on April 1,
Area residents sent in photos of a fun-filled snow day to The Dispatch
Resident Education staff assembled 4,800 PPE bags for MSU campus residents and distributed them to residence halls on campus on Wednesday. Students will begin moving
Starkville Academy girls soccer lost 0-8 to Hartfield Academy on Tuesday at the Starkville Sportsplex.
A group of kids entertained themselves while their parents and grandparents, all faculty at Oak Hill Academy, set up their classrooms for the upcoming school
Rev. Ron Houston and several other community faith leaders asked District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders to resign at the supervisors meeting on Monday at the
The Heritage Academy Lady Patriots beat the Oak Hill Academy Raiders 26-16 on Monday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Ms. Smith’s Academic Summer Camp helps kids get ahead in school but also teaches them leadership skills and provides a sense of community and a
Oak Hill Academy will be expanding its gardening program for students after receiving a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
About 60 people marched through downtown Columbus to continue to demand Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation in response to racist remarks he
The Pickens Academy football team is preparing for the season with summer workouts. As a precaution due to COVID-19, players wear masks inside the weight
Justin Martin grew up hanging out in Fire Station 1 in Columbus while his mother worked as the dispatcher. Now, he works there as a
The Veranda in Starkville and Skeet’s Hotdogs in Columbus have adapted their operations to function amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Construction crews continued work on the North Star Industrial Park on Thursday in Starkville. Construction began on March 30 and, if everything goes as planned,
Amy Ballard spent four afternoons making the utility box at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street a bit more patriotic. The local artist
Campers explored theater, music and dance all week during the Atmos Energy Summer Arts Academy at the Columbus Arts Council. They spent Thursday afternoon practicing
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday to hear from four concerned citizens, who all asked for District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation,
Bonnie Partridge hosted a free Zumba class at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus on Tuesday evening. About 25 people came to follow along
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus distributed free brunch boxes on Saturday morning at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. The organization prepared 100 boxes, each