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10 apply for Columbus police chief so far

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee that will oversee the city's search for a new police chief is slowly beginning to take shape.


A drop in temp can mean a rise in fires

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday a home on Victor Road suffered extensive damage after what fire officials believe was a blaze started by an unattended heater or furnace.

Ball family member denies connection to Black Friday boycott

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A member of Ricky Ball's family told The Dispatch Friday morning that they have nothing to do with a planned boycott of Black Friday shopping in response to Ball's Oct. 16 shooting.

Local retailers positive on Black Friday turn-out

Posted yesterday in Area

Columbus stores and law enforcement have been busier than usual due to Black Friday, widely regarded as one of the busiest shopping days of the year.


Small Mississippi town opens doors to Syrian refugees

Posted yesterday in State

Officials in Louise, a Mississippi town of 200, say they'll take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll do "everything humanly possible" to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.



Miss. man accused of attacking parents over fast food

Posted yesterday in State

Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him.



Ole Miss to demolish historic Faulkner landmark

Posted yesterday in State

Late one night at the University of Mississippi power plant, William Faulkner turned over a wheelbarrow, used it as a makeshift table and began writing the classic novel "As I Lay Dying" -- but where in the building did he do it?



France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

Posted yesterday in National

A subdued France paid homage today to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.



'Cable guy' trademark suit against Giterdone gas station

Posted yesterday in State

The company that owns trademark and merchandising rights for Larry the Cable Guy says the Giterdone convenience store in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is violating the trademark on the catchphrase Git-R-Done.



Trump called out for appearing to mock disability

Posted yesterday in National

Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.



Reward offered for info about dogs sealed in aquarium

Posted yesterday in State

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward to help find those responsible for sealing two dogs inside an aquarium case and abandoning them.



Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009

Posted yesterday in Business

The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.



In 2016 campaign, both parties want reform in justice system

Posted yesterday in National

On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.


Columbus man charged with downtown robbery

Posted 11/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have charged a 22-year-old Columbus man with the armed robbery of a couple that occurred in downtown Columbus earlier this month.

Golden Triangle communities embrace neighborhood watches

Posted 11/25/2015 in Area

More and more neighborhoods around Columbus are keeping a watchful eye out for troublemakers.

Starkville Black Friday Bonanza pushes shop-local mentality

Posted 11/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Saturday's Egg Bowl could provide a profitable Black Friday shopping experience for Starkville retailers, big and small.

Mississippi State readies for the Egg Bowl

Posted 11/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University hosts the University of Mississippi for the 112th Egg Bowl at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium.

Browning on Business: The most prolific Yelp user in Columbus

Posted 11/25/2015 in Business

The Golden Triangle's most prolific Yelp reviewer lives in downtown Columbus.

Boycott planned over Ricky Ball shooting

Posted 11/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grassroots campaign on Facebook is encouraging shoppers not to go out in Columbus on Black Friday because of the Ricky Ball shooting.

CPD holds annual Turkey Drive

Posted 11/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 100 volunteers will deliver 1,400 meals today to elderly and disabled citizens as part of the Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire & Rescue's annual Turkey Drive.


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