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Photo: Jumping spider

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A jumping spider surveys the terrain from its perch on a flower petal near New Hope on Tuesday.

Worst to first: Bulldogs make striking turnaround

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Television analyst Kyle Peterson knows a thing or two about good baseball.

Testimony: Rape suspect's DNA found on victim

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver on Wednesday bound Terry Lamont Hill, 42, of West Point, over to the Oktibbeha County grand jury on felony rape, kidnapping and robbery charges.

Browning on Business: Lenny's Sub Shop eyeing Columbus

Posted yesterday in Business

Lenny's Sub Shop wants to open in the Golden Triangle. Bob Ritter, the chain's vice president of franchise and market development, told The Dispatch this morning that Columbus is on its list of markets it wants to enter.

NMMC holds grand opening of new helicopter transport base in Starkville

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

North Mississippi Medical Center on Wednesday held the grand opening of its new helicopter base at the George M. Bryan Airport in Starkville.

April jobless rates in Golden Triangle lowest in years

Posted yesterday in Area

The last time unemployment rates in Lowndes County were this low? 2001.


Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program

Posted yesterday in Business

The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary.


EMCC-MUW partnership provides baccalaureate pathway for manufacturing, engineering students

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An agreement signed Wednesday by East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi University for Women will enable EMCC students who have earned Associate of Applied Science degrees in industry and manufacturing areas to transfer seamlessly to MUW.

UAS Center of Excellence undergoes leadership transition

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

USAF Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Poss is departing from Mississippi State University July 1 after successfully leading the multi-year effort to land the Federal Aviation Administration's Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.


11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Posted yesterday in National

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.



GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

Posted yesterday in National

Ten Republican governors want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.



1 of 3 companies will leave federal health exchange in Miss.

Posted yesterday in State

One of three companies is preparing to leave the federally run health insurance exchange in Mississippi.



Dems want special session to change Miss. budget

Posted yesterday in State

Democrats are renewing their demand for Republican Gov. Phil Bryant to call a special session so lawmakers can change parts of Mississippi's $6.3 billion spending plan before the new budget year begins July 1.



TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Posted yesterday in National

he Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.



Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

Posted yesterday in National

The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.



Tupelo to appeal termination of air service subsidy

Posted yesterday in Business

Tupelo Regional Airport officials will ask for a waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which on Friday ordered the temporary termination of the Essential Air Service program at 30 communities across the country, including Tupelo.



CEO pay in 2015: When a $468,449 raise is typical

Posted yesterday in Business

CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks -- a big fat zero.



Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

Posted yesterday in Business

For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.



Groups say GOP convention protest area could foster clashes

Posted yesterday in National

Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes.



Pro-Trump Hispanics face ridicule from friends and family

Posted yesterday in National

Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pinatas -- clashing with police, at times -- to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.



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