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Man arrested for Westside Market stabbing

Posted 10/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested last week for a stabbing at a market that happened earlier this month.

Holloway to man Starkville beat for Dispatch

Posted 10/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dispatch reporter Alex Holloway is now covering the newspaper's Starkville and Oktibbeha County beat.

Exhibition looks at gender issues, Southern culture

Posted 10/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Intersections of Gender and Place," an exhibition now on view at the Mississippi University for Women Galleries, features artwork by Teresa Cole, Shawne Major and Amy Pleasant.

 

US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman.

 

 

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff's son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead.

 

 

Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication -- the sheer age and health issues of some senators.

 

 

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration, following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

 

 

Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he's opposed

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception.

 

 

Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.

 

 

Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Just hours before President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.

 

Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A would-be Columbus police officer withdrew his application Monday after he was charged with several offenses during a weekend traffic stop.

LCSD delays acting on policy requiring standing for anthem

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anticipated vote on a proposal requiring those attending a school event to stand for the national anthem never made it to the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees.

Supes announce hospital bidder forums

Posted 10/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved setting two special called meetings next week to allow bidders on OCH Regional Medical Center to present information about themselves to the public.

Mickens takes on ex-opponent during town hall

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An otherwise amicable town hall meeting Monday briefly became chippy when a Columbus councilman accused a former political opponent of lying about his address.

 

Teen arrested for brandishing AR-15 at park event

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager accused of threatening a crowd at a public park with an AR-15 is in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for attempted aggravated assault.

 

Police nab two teens for gun theft

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus teens are charged with burglary of a commercial building for allegedly breaking into a local business last week and stealing 20 guns.

District 38 forum set for Thursday at MSU

Posted 10/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three candidates vying to succeed former District 38 Rep. Tyrone Ellis will have a chance to make their cases to the public at a forum set for Thursday at Mississippi State University.

Man arrested for molesting child under 14

Posted 10/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old Columbus man faces charges of burglary and touching a child for lustful purposes after he allegedly entered a neighbor's home and assaulted a child younger than 14.

Upcoming auction offers Tupelo property with Presley family ties

Posted 10/17/2017 in Area

Elvis Presley fans and collectors have an unusual opportunity to bid on a link to musical history when 16.5 acres in Tupelo previously owned by Presley family members come up for auction Nov. 11.

Arrest report 10-17-17

Posted 10/17/2017 in Area

 

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