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Sweet Adeline: Child's future hangs in balance as Columbus family awaits liver transplant

Posted 2/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adeline Rollins was born on Dec. 6, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. But in a very real sense, life will begin for the little girl on Tuesday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Luckett resigning from SOCSD school board

Posted 2/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After almost a year on the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees, Melissa Luckett is stepping away.

Man charged for striking Starkville officer

Posted 2/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A police response to a disturbance call ended with a Starkville man in jail for attacking a police officer.

Aldermen to call for public hearing on leisure district

Posted 2/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will likely call for a pair of public hearings on creating a leisure and entertainment district when they meet on Tuesday.


FBI, Mississippi agents probe hanging of black man from tree

Posted 2/17/2018 in State

Federal and state agents are investigating the death of an African-American man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi.



Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

Posted 2/17/2018 in National

In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.



Kentucky teen charged as adult in school shootings

Posted 2/17/2018 in National

A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.



FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

Posted 2/17/2018 in National

The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday.


Cajun seafood restaurant coming to Highway 45

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Cajun seafood restaurant is coming to the former Chili's location in Columbus, The Dispatch has confirmed.

Lowndes investigators search for child abuse suspect

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in a felony child abuse case.

Parents swarm Starkville middle school after false social media threat

Posted 2/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A social media post claiming a student had a gun at Armstrong Middle School caused "panic and confusion" on Thursday, but students and employees remained safe through the day, according to district officials.

School district, business partners plan strategy for career tech center

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the end of 2019, Lowndes County will have more $55 million in new, state-of-the art workforce training facilities.

Sexual assault, armed robbery defendant guilty on all counts

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found the defendant in a sexual battery case guilty of robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint, forcing the two employees on duty into a back room, sexually assaulting them and then driving one to West Point in February 2015.

Restaurant tax: Joint restaurant tax resolution now unanimous

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have made it unanimous.

IHL OKs College View development at MSU

Posted 2/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major mixed-space residential project is closer being underway at Mississippi State University after getting an OK from the State Institutions of Higher Learning on Thursday.


SPD, OSCO deny social media rapist rumors

Posted 2/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agencies have denied receiving any reports of rape around Highway 389 in response to a social media post.



Mississippi high school graduation rate at record 83 percent

Posted 2/16/2018 in State

State officials said Thursday that a record 83 percent of Mississippi seniors graduated on time from high school in 2016-2017, even as some lawmakers demand an end to subject tests that affect whether students can graduate.



Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings

Posted 2/16/2018 in National

For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun owners.



Trump to tackle mental health, school safety -- but not guns

Posted 2/16/2018 in National

Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence.



Did FBI miss a warning before Florida school shooting?

Posted 2/16/2018 in National

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting.



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