Mississippi Economic Council hosted a conference “A New Day, A New Opportunity for Mississippi” that addressed key initiatives to spur opportunities for economic growth on Friday at Lion Hills Center.
Columbus Municipal School District patrons will pay a virtually flat ad valorem tax rate this fiscal year, but two board members and Superintendent Cherie Labat believe that decision could cost the community long-term in different ways.
Local Black leaders held a press conference Thursday at Lowndes County Courthouse to appeal to citizens to receive vaccinations if they have not already.
Columbus Mayor Keith Gaskin addressed the turnover in city staffing levels and usage of the James M. Trotter Center on Wednesday in his first press conference since taking the oath of office July 1.
Tom Hudson works with the press room crew to produce The Dispatch during a typical work day. Parked in the alley behind the paper is his ride: a 2012 Dyna Switchback Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Columbus City Council tabled decisions Tuesday about the use of the James M. Trotter Convention Center and appointing members to the Municipal Election Commission.
State Representative Dana McLean (R-Columbus) discussed medical marijuana’s future, prison reform and other top priorities the Legislature may consider during a speech Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club on at Lion Hills Center.
Columbus City Council will discuss Tuesday potentially filling three vacancies on the Municipal Election Commission.
Mississippi University for Women’s Student Government Association President Luis Leal Jr. said he is prepared to serve as a strong advocate for the Owls’ student body.
Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Quinshawn Lucious.
Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Quinshawn Lucious. Da’Quavious Robertson, 17, and Dorian Williams, 16, are
Lowndes County supervisors on Thursday approved seeking bids for a $5 million road work program that will improve more than 50 county roads.
During the school year, Tori Hopper sees plenty of parents and grandparents bringing children into the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library looking for the same things — an Accelerated Reader book for a school-aged child.
Plans to redevelop the Burns Bottom neighborhood are in the final stretch. After four years, the Columbus Redevelopment board has purchased all but about five of the more than 70 properties in the district near downtown Columbus, bringing the organization closer to redeveloping the blighted area.
A man arrested near the scene of a weekend shooting faces a felony charge for fighting a Lowndes County sheriff’s investigator.
Columbus police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the June 19 armed robbery at the B-Quick convenience store at 635 31st Ave. N.
Mayor Keith Gaskin on Tuesday outlined for Columbus Rotary Club initiatives his administration intends to pursue — including open communication, preparing an annual budget, reducing crime and lending a helping hand to education.
At just about 2 a.m. May 27, Cameron Hickey received a call regarding a teenage girl in distress.
Health brief: Baptist Golden Triangle among nation’s top performing hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has received the American College of Cardiology’s 2021 NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. Baptist Golden Triangle
A day after a fire consumed her family’s restaurant Fish and Blues, Barbara Johnson was greeting guests at her home who offered their prayers and shared their hopes that the popular Columbus area treasure would rebound.