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Shock lingers after Nazi unit leader found in U.S.

Posted 6/15/2013 in National

 

Columbus downtown on magazine's Top 10 list

Posted 6/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Southern Business & Development magazine has recognized Historic Downtown Columbus in its annual "Top 10's" edition. The area has been named in the Top Ten Wonderful Small Town Central Business Districts in the South ranking for 2013.

 

Miss. community college tuition to rise in fall

Posted 6/15/2013 in State

Tuition at Mississippi's community colleges will increase by an average of about 6 percent this fall. Of Mississippi's 15 independently governed community colleges, 11 are choosing to raise charges on students, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.

 

 

Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

Posted 6/15/2013 in National

A recent Associated Press-WE TV poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday.

 

 

Four vie for three seats on Parks board

Posted 6/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider making numerous appointments to city entities with vacancies and expiring terms Tuesday.

 

 

Navistar's credit rating falls a notch

Posted 6/15/2013 in Area

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Friday cut the credit rating of truck and engine Navistar International Corp. by one notch, citing the poor second-quarter results it posted Monday.

 

 

Supes pursue inter-local group for aerial photography

Posted 6/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved entering into an inter-local agreement to procure bids for new aerial photography during their meeting Friday.

 

 

2014 Senate Democrats firm up health care support

Posted 6/15/2013 in National

 

 

IRS scandals threaten funding for health care

Posted 6/15/2013 in National

Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

Downtown wreck

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

No serious injuries were reported and the accident scene was cleared within the hour.

State investigator meets with CMSD officials

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An investigator with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor was at the Columbus Municipal School District Wednesday, according the documents obtained by The Dispatch.

 

Committee meets to explore redevelopment strategy

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Discussions on revitalization in Columbus continued Thursday as developers and city officials involved with a redevelopment authority steering committee held its first meeting.

 

 

House considers jail term for military sex assault

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

The House is heading toward passage of a sweeping defense bill that reflects the outrage among lawmakers over the growing number of sexual assaults in the military.

 

Fla. sports bar deck collapses, sends dozens into water

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

Volunteers needed as Community Market grows

Posted 6/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville Community Market's inaugural season under local Main Street association control has attracted numerous customers over six events, market manager Jennifer Prather is hopeful increased interest will translate into another area: volunteer service.

 

Sheriffs can ban open guns from courthouses

Posted 6/14/2013 in State

 

 

Court ruling may open up breast cancer gene tests

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

 

 

State investigator meets with CMSD officials

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An investigator with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor was at the Columbus Municipal School District Wednesday, according the documents obtained by The Dispatch.

 

Pritchett named regional winner

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business

Christopher "Hebo" Pritchett of Columbus has been named the Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2012 Regional Driver of the Year. He will go on to compete for overall Driver of the Year.

 

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