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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.

 

 

The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown 6-22-14

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Auditors give Starkville a clean report, find no significant defects

Posted 6/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville received a clean Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit from the Mississippi-based accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford on Tuesday.

 

 

Hot grits attack leads to attempted murder charge

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.

 

McDaniel evolves answer about federal education funding

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has changed his statements about federal school funding in the past two weeks, after coming under sharp criticism from former Gov. Haley Barbour and state education leaders.

Mississippi's Cochran faces rival 34 years younger

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Enmeshed in the toughest campaign of his career, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger who was born the same year Mississippi voters first sent him to Congress.

 

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

 

 

Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.

 

 

Congressman rehabs after brain surgery

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says the lawmaker's speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery.

 

 

Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

 

 

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.

 

Gov. Bryant's Health Run has local ties

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant will run in the third annual 5K Run for Health in honor of the late infant son of a Columbus native.

CL&W board OKs electric budget

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light & Water Board of Directors on Thursday approved next year's budget for its electric division, as well as a cost-of-living increase in pay for its 90 employees.

Nuisance ordinance plan moving forward

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A draft of a city ordinance that would regulate the leasing of private property for gatherings where alcoholic beverages are served has been introduced for review.

 

Golden Triangle celebrates Juneteenth

Posted 6/20/2014 in Area

Two Golden Triangle cities will host events Saturday marking Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the abolishment of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans.

 

 

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