28987 results   « previous   Page 518 of 1450   next »


Miss. requires voter ID, but no party registration

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi does not register voters by party affiliation, so today's Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat is open to any voter who did not cast a ballot in the June 3 Democratic primary, state law says.


Arrest report: 6-25-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

U.S.-Portugal game scores viewership goal

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.


Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Faulty air bags -- which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide -- are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.



U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."



Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq's borders.


Counties consider funding options for Communiversity

Posted 6/23/2014 in Area

Officials with East Mississippi Community College and the Golden Triangle Development LINK are expected to approach supervisors in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha County next month in hopes of securing 20-year funding commitments for a new workforce training facility it calls "Communiversity."

Local farmer asking for support in fight against new poultry law

Posted 6/23/2014 in Area

A local farm is gaining momentum in its efforts to change state laws.

West Point man arrested for alleged armed robbery

Posted 6/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a 28-year-old West Point resident Thursday after he allegedly broke into an Old West Point Road home and robbed its owner by gunpoint last week.

Cochran, McDaniel stump on Gulf Coast

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is telling supporters he will continue to ensure Mississippi's voice is heard in Washington if he's elected to a seventh term, while his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, says Cochran has been in office too long and it's time for a more conservative advocate on Capitol Hill.


MUW to expand out-of-state tuition waivers

Posted 6/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi University for Women will expand its waivers of out-of-state tuition charges.


Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad today to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.


ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service -- and even jurors in deliberations.



2 Alcorn Co. inmates captured near jail

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Alcorn County investigators said they have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.



Schools: Another attempt to end federal oversight

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Forty-four Mississippi school districts -- the largest number in the Southeast -- remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight.


City claims it was misinformed on storm cleanup reimbursement

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

J5 Broaddus acted as the city's project manager for debris cleanup following the April 28 tornado and then, a month later, bid out the job.

World Cup draws local attention

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the United States securing a win in the group stage of the World Cup on Monday night, the nation is turning its attention to the games in Rio de Janerio.

The Dispatch takes 14 awards at annual press contest

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch staff took home 14 awards Saturday in the editorial division of the 2013 Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.


City answers First Amendment lawsuit, denies wrongdoing

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit a local pastor filed after being arrested while taking part in a pro-life rally three years ago.



« previous   Page 518 of 1450   next »


Advanced Search




Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email