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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.

 

Browning on Business: Downtown bar celebrates one year under new ownership

Posted 8/28/2014 in Business

A year ago, Rob Swindol opened The Elbow Room, a well-known downtown Columbus bar dating back to the 1950s that had been closed a while.

Florida man wanted for murder arrested in Columbus

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted in connection with a 1979 cold case murder in Florida has been arrested in Columbus.

District 5 VFD replacing aging equipment with grant

Posted 8/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Five Volunteer Fire Department will replace two aging tanker trucks with a new, higher-capacity unit after securing a majority of the transaction's funding through a federal grant, volunteer fire department officials confirmed this week.

 

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

 

Firing range death by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

 

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