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Two pilots involved in T-38 crash released from hospital Wednesday

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning were released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed Wednesday.

Ex-Columbus-Lowndes Airport manager arrested for embezzlement

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former manager of the Columbus-Lowndes Airport has been arrested by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor for embezzlement.

Three finalists announced for CMSD superintendent spot

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Joe Cook Elementary principal is among the three finalists for Columbus Municipal School District superintendent, board of trustees President Jason Spears confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

Local legislators jeer this year's session as unproductive

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's legislative forum at Lion Hills focused on a handful of much-discussed statewide issues -- and one local one.

CMSD board upholds Hickman termination

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board on Wednesday unanimously upheld the termination of former superintendent Philip Hickman.

Citizens, Pecan Acres residents grill Housing Authority head at forum

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For nearly two hours, citizens grilled Starkville Housing Authority board chair Loren "Bo" Bell about a proposed development that would resettle Pecan Acres residents from Highway 12 to a new location on Highway 182.

Sturgis firefighters move 40K gallons of water in 50 minutes

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It took less than an hour for Oktibbeha County volunteer firefighters to move 40,000 gallons of water during a Wednesday morning water shuttle exercise near Sturgis.

Lowndes man indicted for touching a child for lustful purposes

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man has been indicted for child molestation.

 

Building permits 5-24-18

Posted yesterday in Business

 

 

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Posted yesterday in National

The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled.

 

 

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Posted yesterday in National

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.

 

 

Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

Posted yesterday in State

Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones -- a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit."

 

 

Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

Posted yesterday in National

She had seen the memorials on television, the familiar white crosses erected after each massacre, and now there were 10 of them lined up on her high school's lawn.

 

 

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

Posted yesterday in National

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons.

 

 

US government set to release hurricane season outlook

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. government forecasters are set to release their prediction for how many hurricanes and tropical storms they expect to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.

 

Three finalists picked for CMSD superintendent job

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Joe Cook Elementary principal is among the three finalists for Columbus Municipal School District superintendent, board of trustees President Jason Spears confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

CAFB pilots released from hospital after crash

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning have been released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed.

Starkville could settle Pride lawsuit this week

Posted 5/23/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A preliminary settlement agreement has been reached in Starkville Pride's federal lawsuit against the city of Starkville and is now awaiting board approval, much to one alderman's alarm.

 

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