'OzLand' to premiere locally Thursday
Leif and Emri, portrayed by Zack Ratkovich and Glenn Payne respectively, encounter a jarring sight along their journey in a post-apocalyptic landscape in the film "OzLand" by West Point filmmaker Michael Williams.
West Point writer opens September Table Talks Wednesday
Mossy Oak BioLogic president and author Bobby Cole of West Point speaks at Table Talk at noon Sept.
Voice of the people: Saul Vydas M.D.
I was happy to learn from a front-page article in a recent issue of The Commercial Dispatch that we in Columbus will be embracing a new technology of having our presumably impulsive and, at times, supposedly inappropriate police, under continuous surveillance by cameras and audio recorders.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Historic Columbus depot has a buyer
The the old railroad depot, which stands at the corner of Main Street and 13th Street South in Columbus, has found a buyer.
A year in, is J5 Broaddus saving Columbus money?
How much money J5 Broaddus may have saved the city during its first year as Columbus' project managing firm isn't known, but the man who runs the company says the savings exceed the $90,000 flat rate paid to it during its first 12 months of work.
Downtown Columbus preps for Thursday's Art Walk
From left, Katherine Long of the Columbus Arts Council, Katherine Hinton of Main Street Columbus, and Main Street Columbus Executive Director Barbara Bigelow review plans Wednesday for Columbus' second annual Art Walk Downtown.
Woman gets 7 years for MUW embezzlement
TV in Columbus reports 48-year-old Jeannie Godbey of Starkville pleaded guilty Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Festivals bring fun-filled weekend to West Point
Helen Brown, left, and Ronnie Temple dance the night away during the 2012 Howlin' Wolf Festival in West Point in this Dispatch file photo.
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Supervisors approve road project bid
The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $167,277 bid from Falcon Contracting Company of Columbus to widen a piece of Airport Road at its meeting Thursday.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Florida man wanted for murder arrested in Columbus
Nathaniel Bigbee, 59, of Hillsborough, Florida, was arrested Monday night in the Sunflower grocery store parking lot on Military Road.
CPD officers to begin wearing body cameras
Chief Tony Carleton told The Dispatch his department is paying for the cameras with a $14,045 federal grant.
Browning on Business: Downtown bar celebrates one year under new ownership
A year ago, Rob Swindol opened The Elbow Room, a well-known downtown Columbus bar dating back to the 1950s that had been closed a while.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Long-time Columbus GNC franchise owner retires
Jo Ann Walk-Ferguson, who helped open the first GNC store in Columbus three decades ago, has retired.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
CalStar anticipating growth as it gets started
Marius Fair operates the brick press at the new CalStar facility on Charleigh Ford Drive Monday.
Plant City police make arrest in 1979 cold case murder
Police say DNA on the bedsheets of the murder victim have led to the arrest of 64-year-old Nathaniel Bigbee on Monday night in Columbus, Mississippi.
Our View: Art is everywhere
If, while driving around Lowndes County, you've noticed a different sort of billboard advertising, thank an artist.
Man sentenced in aggravated assault conviction
A Columbus man convicted last week of two counts of aggravated assault was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years in prison.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Michael Brown's Funeral
I am the second oldest of 6 girls. I attended Hughes Elementary School, Hunt Jr. High, Joe Cook and S.D. Lee High School.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Luciernagas: Learn languages and literacy with fireflies and tortillas? It works.
Three-year-old Kimberly Marquez of Columbus is excited to play music with storyteller June Caldwell and friends Isaac Alvarez, 4, far left, and Juan Carlos Gutierrez, 4, during the Luciernagas English-Spanish reading program at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Aug. 7. Kimberly is the daughter of Joaquina and Gregorio Marquez.