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Ohio police chief takes criminals to task online with Facebook posts

Posted 6/17/2013 in National


Well worth the drive: Father, son make 14-hour trip to watch MSU beat Oregon State

Posted 6/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cole McCollum has always tried to find time to spend with his father Tom on Father's Day. It is a safe bet the 2013 Father's Day may be long remembered as the best one.


County expects budget in place by July

Posted 6/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the 2012-2013 fiscal year comes to a close, area schools are finalizing their budgets for next year. During the Lowndes County School Board meeting on Friday, the district made plans to approve the budget by the end of June.


Not 'tired' of Yokohama

Posted 6/15/2013 in Area

Since the recent announcement that tire manufacturer Yokohama Tire Company would be locating a plant in Clay County, area distributors have noticed an increased demand for the brand.


Shock lingers after Nazi unit leader found in U.S.

Posted 6/15/2013 in National


Columbus downtown on magazine's Top 10 list

Posted 6/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Southern Business & Development magazine has recognized Historic Downtown Columbus in its annual "Top 10's" edition. The area has been named in the Top Ten Wonderful Small Town Central Business Districts in the South ranking for 2013.


Miss. community college tuition to rise in fall

Posted 6/15/2013 in State

Tuition at Mississippi's community colleges will increase by an average of about 6 percent this fall. Of Mississippi's 15 independently governed community colleges, 11 are choosing to raise charges on students, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.



Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

Posted 6/15/2013 in National

A recent Associated Press-WE TV poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday.



Four vie for three seats on Parks board

Posted 6/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider making numerous appointments to city entities with vacancies and expiring terms Tuesday.



Navistar's credit rating falls a notch

Posted 6/15/2013 in Area

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Friday cut the credit rating of truck and engine Navistar International Corp. by one notch, citing the poor second-quarter results it posted Monday.



Supes pursue inter-local group for aerial photography

Posted 6/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved entering into an inter-local agreement to procure bids for new aerial photography during their meeting Friday.



2014 Senate Democrats firm up health care support

Posted 6/15/2013 in National



IRS scandals threaten funding for health care

Posted 6/15/2013 in National

Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law.


Downtown wreck

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

No serious injuries were reported and the accident scene was cleared within the hour.

State investigator meets with CMSD officials

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An investigator with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor was at the Columbus Municipal School District Wednesday, according the documents obtained by The Dispatch.


Committee meets to explore redevelopment strategy

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Discussions on revitalization in Columbus continued Thursday as developers and city officials involved with a redevelopment authority steering committee held its first meeting.



House considers jail term for military sex assault

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

The House is heading toward passage of a sweeping defense bill that reflects the outrage among lawmakers over the growing number of sexual assaults in the military.


Fla. sports bar deck collapses, sends dozens into water

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

Volunteers needed as Community Market grows

Posted 6/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville Community Market's inaugural season under local Main Street association control has attracted numerous customers over six events, market manager Jennifer Prather is hopeful increased interest will translate into another area: volunteer service.


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