The Dispatch has submitted a public records complaint to the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the city of Columbus and Office of the City Registrar alleging City Registrar Brenda Williams told a Dispatch reporter not to take pictures of public documents.
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.
A special judge has thrown out a challenge to the Columbus Ward 4 Democratic primary election after four hours of testimony Thursday at the Lowndes County Courthouse, meaning Marty Turner’s place on next week’s general election ballot is secure.
A Brooksville man was arrested Wednesday for a shooting on Seventh Street South on May 11 that caused a car accident and sent the victim to an out-of-town hospital with serious injuries.
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 Lowndes County grand jury has indicted a woman for five counts of prescription drug fraud.
More than $64,000 has poured into the Columbus mayoral race, according to campaign finance reports turned in to the City Registrar’s Office as of Wednesday.
Lowndes County supervisors are requesting a special election to fill the county prosecutor’s position and hope to have an interim prosecutor in place by June 14.
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.
During a visit to Columbus Tuesday, State Auditor Shad White offered further information on his office’s investigation into former city Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle’s embezzlement of city funds, suggesting the city could hire a forensic accountant to determine how much money was actually taken.
Jasáda Penelope Dunbar knows everyone gets nervous for their first day of school.
East Mississippi Community College’s Adult Education division will host a Community Day from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Launch Pad East, located at 612 Military Road in Columbus.
At the end of a most unique school year, marked by a balancing act between in-person and remote learning, The Dispatch sat down with Columbus
In the summer of 1977, Lowndes County leased 320 acres of land off Motley Road to the Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association to be used first as a home for boys and, later, girls.
Lowndes County prosecuting attorney Steve Wallace died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Thursday afternoon following a short illness.
A Lowndes County man will spend 50 years in prison after a jury found him guilty this week of two counts of sexual battery of a 12-year-old girl.
Until Thursday, Mike Hainsey hadn’t had a speaking engagement in about 18 months, so the Golden Triangle Regional Airport executive director had plenty to cover during his appearance at the Columbus Exchange Club luncheon at Lion Hills Center.
Annexation, zoning and alcohol sales were the three topics of discussion among those running for Caledonia alderman positions at a candidate forum Thursday, while mayoral candidates promised to be accessible and focused on their long-term goals for the town.
Police are seeking suspects in a shooting Wednesday night at a party on Northside.
A man wanted for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s vehicle was arrested Monday after a woman’s purse was stolen outside Cadence Bank.