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You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices

Posted earlier today in Business

Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed.

Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death

Posted earlier today in National

As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.


Man who got life for marijuana goes free

Posted earlier today in National

A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades.


Reavis making most of second chance at EMCC

Posted yesterday in Area

East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back C.J. Reavis admits he had to go to Google to gather some information before signing with the Lions in August.

Choice Bus visits Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clay Williamson was in a jovial mood when he boarded the bus.

Convenience store hours could be limited

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed ordinance the Columbus City Council is slated to consider today could lead to early closing times for convenience stores in or near residential areas.

West Point, Columbus schools to receive health award

Posted yesterday in Area

Two schools in the Golden Triangle are the only schools in Mississippi this year to be recognized for improving health and wellness for students by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Nichols: Manpower remains SPD's focus

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Staffing levels will remain Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols' top priority as the city prepares its upcoming fiscal year budget.

Inmate: Medical condition would worsen pain of execution

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi death row inmate is arguing to the state Supreme Court that his medical condition would create a risk of unnecessary pain and torture if he is executed.

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

Posted yesterday in National

A county clerk has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" -- this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

Posted yesterday in National

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

Posted yesterday in National

Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fellow Republicans on Monday and an attempt by his campaign to clarify what he meant.


Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

Posted yesterday in National

Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.


Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

Posted yesterday in National

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.

A beloved doctor retires after 40 years

Posted 8/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even at age 77, almost 50 years after receiving his medical degree, there are no obvious indications that Dr. Robert L. Howland should be stepping down.

Vasquez murder affidavit reveals more details

Posted 8/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and daughter shot and killed the daughter's husband, burned his body in a barrel and spread his remains throughout the yard of their New Hope home in late June -- this according to affidavits from the case obtained in Lowndes County Justice Court by The Dispatch.

Head football coach at EMCC: 'Call me a lifer'

Posted 8/31/2015 in Area

Buddy Stephens knew the East Mississippi Community College football team hadn't had a lot of success before he took the job. He didn't care.

Obama makes waves by renaming Mt. McKinley

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians.


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