Utilities dept. plans $600K project in Pleasant Acres

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is ramping up to begin the first phase of a major infrastructure project and city officials met with residents of the Pleasant Acres neighborhood Tuesday evening to discuss the upcoming work.

Following purchase of paper mill, IP looks to take visible role in community

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

International Paper is one of the leading producers of pulp and paper products in the country, but Columbus Mill Manager David Phillips said the company hopes to take the lead on the community involvement front as well.

MSU, Starkville Habitat break ground on Maroon Edition home

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After years of trying, Lou-Quan Lucious finally got to see work begin on her Habitat for Humanity home on Tuesday.

SOCSD approves purchase of 2,000 iPads

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will have 2,000 iPads within the next two months to help incorporate technology in the classroom.



Columbus police are seeking help identifying a suspect involved in an attempted robbery Saturday at the Wingate Hotel.

Suspect attempts to rob safe at Wingate Hotel |

Hamilton man charged with cyberstalking Lowndes resident |

FBI: Miss. sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years |

Mississippi officials seek to end suit over Senate district |

Mississippi: 8 more West Nile virus cases: 21 so far in 2018 |

Man charged with murder of Starkville resident |

Two weeks in Tanzania: Wildlife photographer recounts following 'Great Migration' in Serengeti |

MSU lands $100K grant for downtown makerspace |

Oktibbeha announces District 3 Fire Protection Grading District |

Arrest report 8-14-18 |



Top officer replaced at troubled south Mississippi prison |

Multistate crime suspect pleads to some Mississippi charges |

Suspects rob adult store near base |

Starkville church sues sanctuary contractor |

Analysis: Road money session waits on lieutenant governor |

For love of the run: Columbus couple host Possum Town Triathlon for competitive athletes, novice runners |

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MSU volleyball sets open scrimmage for Sunday |

Know The Opponent: Stephen F. Austin |

17 days to football: Look how insanely deep MSU's defensive line is |

Smith brings versatility to Noxubee County |

MSU soccer looks to carry strong mentality into season opener |

Former EMCC standouts Cole, Rivers eager to return to action for MSU |

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Our View: The Dispatch remains committed to local journalism |

Voice of the people: Melody Vydas |

Editorial cartoon for 8-15-18 |

Patrick Buchanan: America's lengthening enemies list |

Our View: MSU E-Center's downtown Starkville location could serve as a beacon for entrepreneurship |

Froma Harrop: Comic relief as we wait for Trump to be gone |

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A peach crostata blending flavors like brown sugar and cinnamon in a golden crust is one way to tip a hat to National Eat a Peach Day coming up Aug. 22.

National Eat a Peach Day: it's a real thing |

Bring two beloved desserts into one with an ice cream cake |

For a brash Memphis coleslaw, cook a spicy dressing ahead |

A stir-fry with easy-prep ingredients done in under an hour |

Laundry Love: There's a lot more going on here than detergent and quarters |

A mural revisited, one more time |

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EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze |

Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war |

Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial |

Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl |

NASA administrator supports Trump 'space force' proposal |

Man arrested in Florida 'stand your ground' case |

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