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Financier Marc Rich dies in Switzerland

Posted 6/26/2013 in National


What did Narcissus say to Instagram? Selfie time!

Posted 6/26/2013 in National

In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.

EMCC continues push for money to expand

Posted 6/25/2013 in Area

East Mississippi Community College representatives say construction projects are needed to help with an expected influx of students and workforce trainees associated with Golden Triangle industrial developments.

Legislators expect extension, not expansion of Medicaid

Posted 6/25/2013 in State

Hours after Governor Phil Bryant announced a Thursday special session of the state legislature to address Medicaid concerns, Senator Terry Burton, R-Newton, spoke with future nurse practitioners on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

Additions to soccer complex on schedule

Posted 6/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction of a second concession facility at Columbus' soccer complex is complete and an additional 100 parking spaces should be available by September, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Director Roger Short says.


Survey: Mississippi 49th in U.S. in child well-being

Posted 6/25/2013 in State

Mississippi is 49th overall for the well-being of children, according to a new national survey released Monday.



Aberdeen toddler wounded; suspect arrested

Posted 6/25/2013 in Area


Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

As a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman called police close to 50 times over an eight-year-period to report such things as slow vehicles, loitering strangers in the neighborhood and open garages.


94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to jet stream

Posted 6/25/2013 in National



Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That's the peril and promise of a high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15. The fuel contains 15 percent ethanol, well above the current 10 percent norm sold at most U.S. gas stations.


Chinese workers holding U.S. boss hostage

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

Chinese workers keeping an American executive confined to his Beijing medical supply factory said Tuesday that they had not been paid in two months in a compensation dispute that highlights tensions in China's labor market.


Documents show IRS also screened liberal groups

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency acknowledged Monday.



Company drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman

Posted 6/25/2013 in National



Rights case favors transgender girl

Posted 6/25/2013 in National


Liddell sues CMSD for reinstatement

Posted 6/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell has sued to be reinstated as the district's superintendent. The Dispatch obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which was filed Friday afternoon in Lowndes County Chancery Court by her attorney, Austin Vollor of Starkville. Dr. Liddell is asking the court to "intervene to restore the rights of the plaintiff, namely to reinstate her as superintendent."

Dudy Noble Field, restaurants hold viewing parties

Posted 6/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Can't make it to Omaha for for the finals of the College World Series? Seven Starkville restaurants will host official Mississippi State baseball watch parties this week for fans unable to attend the best-of-three championship series in Omaha.

Monday profile: Lacey's love leads to St. Paul's

Posted 6/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jennet "Jen" Lacey left the classroom last year, she didn't know she would be returning so soon. Lacey retired from the Columbus Municipal School District in December 2012 and less than four months later was hired as the director for St. Paul's Episcopal Preschool.


Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

Posted 6/24/2013 in National



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