Even as scrutiny for the city's budgeting and spending continues, records indicate Columbus has invested significantly less in project management and engineering over the past two fiscal years.
Johnny Buster's memory and story will live on next to his late son's in downtown Columbus.
In early January, Buster passed away at 72 leaving a legacy of dedication to the military, his family and the citizens he protected.
Six candidates have qualified so far for the Ward 1 city council vacancy.
Kegdra Gibbs-Gray and Pierre D. Beard Sr. are headed to a runoff in the special election for the Ward 4 Columbus City Council vacancy.
The city has shored up its financial position this fiscal year by at least $805,000, according to a report Mayor Robert Smith presented to city councilmen Tuesday evening at the Municipal Complex.
U.S. Army officials stepped off the Airbus tarmac in Columbus Monday morning to fly the 200th Lakota trainer helicopter to Ft. Rucker, Alabama.
Walter Kilborn was not meant to retire.
The lifelong Starkville resident left Mississippi State University nearly a decade ago, but he said he was not made to sit on his porch and watch his days tick by.
Cleaning up Ward 4 will likely start with helping the younger generation, Ward 4 candidates agreed during a forum Sunday night.
C Spire is slated to bring gigabit internet to homeowners and businesses throughout Lowndes County.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its franchise agreement with C Spire during its regular meeting Thursday morning in an effort to increase high-speed internet access to rural areas.
The six candidates vying for the Ward 4 council seat will have one last chance to speak to voters Sunday night before the special election on Tuesday.
With The Elbow Room's fate uncertain for the past year, patrons meandered in and out of the bar on Saturday for the last time.
Ben Paulding, founder of Crown Financial, is hosting two workshops this week offering customers guidance and financial planning.
Right before the rain started to pour Friday afternoon, Lowndes County Republican sheriff's candidate Eddie Hawkins walked through a New Hope neighborhood with a stack of pamphlets and a notepad in-hand.
Columbus Fire and Rescue now has what it's been seeking for the last five years -- re-accreditation from the national Center for Public Safety and Excellence.
The price tag of remaining the only municipality in Mississippi to be accredited, has been about $250,000, according to Fire and Rescue Chief Martin Andrews.
Starkville's Main Street has a new bakery on the block, offering fresh bagels, baguettes and breads galore.
Chief Deputy Greg Wright and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agent Eddie Hawkins are headed to a runoff in the Lowndes County sheriff's Republican primary.
Lowndes County supervisors are now asking the State Auditor's Office to investigate the financial decline at East Mississippi Community College.
The city of Columbus' credit rating is tinkering on the brink of falling to the "moderate risk" category upon its next assessment, according to a spokesperson with Moody's Investors Service -- the corporation that sets the city's credit rating.
Leadership at East Mississippi Community College is scrambling to reverse nearly a decade's worth of deficit spending that has tanked the school's general operating fund balance.
Documents provided to The Dispatch on Wednesday show EMCC's general operating fund balance has fallen more than $10 million since Fiscal Year 2010 -- from roughly $11 million to only $710,844 by the end of June 2018.
District 4 Supervisor Leroy Brooks had choice words for a citizen demanding the board remove the Lowndes County appointees on the East Mississippi Community College board of trustees.
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