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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

Posted 3/24/2017 in National

The House steered toward a climactic vote today on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.



Starkville denies access to dash cam video, reports tied to alleged pedestrian incident

Posted 3/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville board attorney Chris Latimer denied a request made by The Dispatch Wednesday for dash camera footage and incident reports stemming from an alleged pedestrian accident involving a former Starkville Police Department officer under review by the district attorney's office.



O-Kay Foods agrees to close at 5 p.m.

Posted 3/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local business owner has agreed to restrict his convenience store's operating hours after initial resistance to requests from city officials.


Mississippi chicken operators keeping watchful eye on Alabama bird flu cases

Posted 3/23/2017 in Area

Reports of avian influenza, or bird flu, in Tennessee and Alabama -- including a case in nearby Pickens County -- are something Mississippi chicken growers should be keeping a watchful eye on, said Tom Tabler, a professor of Poultry Science for the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

The Sherman Business Report: Our Place southern style cooking open in old Smile-A-While location

Posted 3/23/2017 in Business

Myisha Shelton and Inez Harris set to work on their dream in early February with the opening of Our Place Southern Style Cooking.

Two arrested in December shooting

Posted 3/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office have arrested two men involved in a shooting at an occupied vehicle back in December.

Appeals court upholds 2014 murder conviction

Posted 3/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld Dennis Thompson's 2014 conviction for murder and three aggravated assault charges on Tuesday.


Downtown stores to hold promotions at spring open house this weekend

Posted 3/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus will host the Downtown Columbus Spring Open House on Friday and Saturday.



Marriages and divorces 3-23-17

Posted 3/23/2017 in Business



Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

Posted 3/23/2017 in National

Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.



Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

Posted 3/23/2017 in Business

Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open.



Campaign spending bill headed to Gov. Bryant's desk

Posted 3/23/2017 in State

Elected officials in Mississippi would no longer be able to use campaign money to subsidize their lifestyles or build retirement nest eggs under a bill likely to become law.



Corinth electronics maker adds new production line, 75 jobs

Posted 3/23/2017 in Business

A contract electronics manufacturer plans to invest $500,000 in its Corinth plant, adding 75 jobs over three years.



Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

Posted 3/23/2017 in National

Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?



Credit card charge dropped against ex-Miss Mississippi

Posted 3/23/2017 in State

Authorities in Flora say a judge has dropped a credit card fraud charge against a former Miss Mississippi.


CPD makes arrest in Princess Theater shooting case

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department have made one arrest related to the Sunday morning shooting outside a downtown Columbus night club and are searching for another.


Macon teen arrested for allegedly stabbing friend

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon teenager was arrested in Columbus Saturday after allegedly stabbing a friend in the back.


Hurst leads new litigation arm of Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it has been operating for just a year, the Mississippi Justice Institute has argued cases from one end of the state to the other and points in between, including Columbus.

Man shot on 7th Avenue Tuesday afternoon

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least one person was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting on Seventh Avenue North.


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