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Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day.

Clay Co. moves forward with Airport Road project

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors accepted a bid to widen and overlay Airport Road during their meeting Thursday.

Festivals bring fun-filled weekend to West Point

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

Richard Ramsey is excited about this weekend. You can hear it in his voice. "Not only is it an indoor event, we've got one of the best stages and acoustic venues around," Ramsey said.

Second man arrested in West Point fight

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

A second man has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left one man in a coma after he was found laying in a restaurant's parking lot.

New South Weekends begins with today's block party

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership's fall event series, New South Weekends, begins with the Downtown Block Party from 6-8 p.m. today and Sunday morning's Brunch and Browse Main Street shopping event.

Sheriff encourages safety during football kickoff weekend

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney wants residents and visitors to safely enjoy the start of Mississippi State University's home football season this weekend and be mindful of all city and county alcohol laws.

Dispatch kicks off college football page

Posted 8/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, The Dispatch will kick off college football season with its first weekly college football page.

 

14 school districts sue over underfunding

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.

 

Lowndes man indicted for fondling

Posted 8/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 76-year-old man has been indicted for fondling.

Arrest report: 8-29-14

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

 

Judge mulls request to toss out election challenge

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

A single funeral caused many.

 

Suds, faith found at California laundromat

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.

 

Solemn remembrances set for Katrina anniversary

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

 

 

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

 

Internet changes landscape of Golden Triangle gridiron teams

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

High school football players have long been kings of American adolescents. Athleticism, uniforms and championships have always been able to catapult kids battling acne and chasing crushes into the spotlight.

CPD officers to begin wearing body cameras

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has ordered 50 video cameras that patrol officers will begin wearing this fall.

 

Father of West Point beating victim voices support for PD

Posted 8/28/2014 in Area

The father of a man involved in a weekend beating that has brought national attention to West Point is voicing his support for the town's police department. Ralph Weems III told The Dispatch on Wednesday he is confident in local law enforcement's investigation.

 

 

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