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Glock with former governor's name recovered during drug raid

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Jackson police are trying to find the owner of a pistol that is engraved with the name of former Gov. Kirk Fordice and what appears to be the state seal of Mississippi.



Hundreds gather for funeral of black rebel flag supporter

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Hundreds of people, many waving Confederate battle flags outside, gathered for the funeral of a black rebel flag supporter killed in an accident near Oxford.



GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo, Olive Branch Aug. 11

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will visit two north Mississippi cities this month.


Analysis: Sprawling Google litigation keeps testing Hood

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood professes pride in the number of large corporations that he's gone after as Mississippi's chief legal officer. But the sprawling Google litigation he's involved in continues to spawn embarrassing incidents.


GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate -- and Donald Trump

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.



Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.


Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for first time

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.


Zimbabwe accuses second American of illegally hunting lion

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.


Police, residents trade thoughts at community meeting

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton and about 20 residents talked about a number of things through a more than hour-long meeting on Friday.


Harbor Freight looks to open in Columbus

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It appears Columbus is getting a Harbor Freight Tools.


Friend of missing New Hope man speaks out

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When New Hope resident Manuel Vasquez was reported missing on July 13, his friend, Columbus resident Paul Vega, had already been looking for him for several weeks, Vega told The Dispatch in a phone interview last week.


Three local races to be decided Tuesday

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local voters will mark ballots for eight elections Tuesday: three local democratic primary races; three local Republican primary races; one state senate primary and one state house primary. Three of the eight elections will be decided next week.


Noxubee Co. finds balance between school, football

Posted 8/1/2015 in Area

Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter is driven by a goal. While most coaches are defined by wins and losses, Shorter feels he is best defined by graduation day.


Oktibbeha supervisors mum on state flag issue

Oktibbeha County supervisors are not scheduled to discuss whether to remove the Mississippi state flag from county-owned property Monday, but board members say they'll deal with the issue if it's forced.


Dr. Pamela Lacy encourages W graduates to heal the world

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To an audience filled with mostly nursing students, Dr. Pamela Lacy of Columbus urged about 200 Mississippi University for Women graduates to heal the world.

Lowndes man loses appeal in federal drug case

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal appeals court has upheld the drug conviction of a Lowndes County man.


2 Republicans, 3 Dems seek nominations for Miss. governor

Posted 8/1/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appears confident of winning his party's nomination for re-election Tuesday.



Mississippi Silicon lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

Posted 8/1/2015 in State

A federal judge has ended the legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi.



Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy

Posted 8/1/2015 in Business

As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.



Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

Posted 8/1/2015 in National

The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.



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