First responders, nursing students hone skills at mock tornado drill

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tornado ripped through Propst Park Tuesday morning causing numerous fatalities and injuries. Though just a drill, local agencies responded to the scene as if the disaster happened in real life.

Columbus appoints five to joint city-county committee

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council on Tuesday appointed five members to an intergovernmental relations committee of city and Lowndes County leaders.

CMSD announces launch of Parent University

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Partnership" was the key theme at Columbus Municipal School District's annual Title I meeting at Brandon Central Services Tuesday night.

Board approves $22 million in revenue bonds for Starkville Utilities

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville board of Aldermen on Tuesday authorized Starkville Utilities Department to issue up to $22 million in revenue bonds to fund major electric and water system projects.



Unity Park Committee seeks nominations for new honorees |

Hyde-Smith questions timing of allegation against Kavanaugh |

Matt Bogue, co-chair for the Lowndes Community Foundation, outlines five key focus areas for Columbus and Lowndes County during an interview at The Dispatch on Friday. The foundation formed a steering committee broken into task forces centered on poverty, education, community engagement, crime/addiction and leadership vision for the future. These task forces are the next step in a process that started with the foundation's community conversation in March where roughly 200 people attended.

Citizen-led change: Lowndes Community Foundation organizes task forces to combat key challenges locally |

Logan: Parks and recreation an economic driver for Starkville |

Longview Road work to start in spring |

One dead in fatal county fire |

Lowndes investigates weekend apartment shooting |

Woman treated for internal injuries after being hit by ATV |

Protesters removed from Mississippi budget hearing |

Mississippi reaches 33 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018 |



Lt. Governor at MSU summit: Data crucial for state's growth |

18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run |

Legislative transparency a matter of perspective |

Nora Miller appointed president at MUW |

County raises property tax rate by 2 mills |

Into the fire: Dozens of area college students balance studies, volunteering as rural firefighters |

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MSU Mailbag: Fast food takes, Adam Sandler movies and more after some sports questions |

MSU has something to prove against No. 13 South Carolina |

LaQuinston Sharp

Sharp has emerged as fixture on offensive line for EMCC |

McDonald, Moore play key roles in VCA's comeback victory |

Moorhead changes MSU's routine on Sundays |

Columbus hopes region play will help it reverse fortunes |

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Our View: CMSD program a good step in improving parent participation |

Wyatt Emmerich: Criminal justice reform gains momentum |

Editorial cartoons for 9-19-18 |

Our View: A community conversation becomes community action |

Voice of the people: Joel Vig |

Charlie Mitchell: Large 'something for nothing' crowd often overlooked |

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Chris Lytle holds the Steak Cookoff Association Golden Ticket he was awarded Saturday at the Alcorn County Steak Cookoff in Corinth. It sends him to the SCA World Championship in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 4-7. Lytle also will compete this weekend at the Roast 'n' Boast Mississippi State BBQ Championship in Columbus. Lytle, who works in Columbus, currently resides in Vernon, Alabama.

Headed to the world: Golden Ticket fast forwards steak chef to world championship |

A chicken that's tender and juicy, thanks to a beer can |

A nutty and dense coffee cake that's pure decadence is here |

Cooking on deadline: Parsnip and golden beet soup |

Berry scones that are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight |

'This place matters': A piece of history is getting a major makeover |

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Withdraw Kavanaugh nomination? 'Ridiculous,' says Trump |

North Carolina governor pleads with storm evacuees to be patient |

Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol |

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things' |

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports |

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform |

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