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MUW rated "Best Value" in state in recent study

Posted 3/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi University for Women begins its search for a new president, a new study on affordable education suggests the job should be appealing to candidates for the position.

 

Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.

 

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards -- particularly for high-tech or cybersecurity jobs.

 

South African comic Noah will replace Stewart

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.

 

Former deputy to plead guilty to drug charges

Posted 3/31/2015 in State

A former Leflore County deputy sheriff is scheduled to plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges.

 

 

Attorney: Indicted former Ole Miss student innocent

Posted 3/31/2015 in State

The attorney for a former University of Mississippi student indicted on federal charges connected to an incident where a noose was put on a statue James Meredith says his client didn't do it.

 

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.

 

German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people?

 

 

Tsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.

 

 

AP president: Killing of journalists should be war crime

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.

 

The Dispatch updates its 50-year-old press

Posted 3/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you have noticed that your copy of The Commercial Dispatch has looked crisper and cleaner in the last week, you are onto something.

Mechanic sentiment differs on inspection stickers

Posted 3/30/2015 in Area

A bill awaiting Gov. Phil Bryant's signature would make inspection stickers a thing of the past in Mississippi on July 1. The governor is expected to sign the bill as soon as today.

Golden Triangle's next generation: Lowndes Co. native has no plans to leave home

Posted 3/30/2015 in Area

In the darkest of nights, when thunder is rumbling, rain is pouring and wind whistles through the trees, most Columbus residents rest peacefully. Meanwhile, 27-year-old Lance Hall is climbing utility poles to restore electricity to his community.

 

Starkville fire chief interviews set for today

Posted 3/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could choose its next fire department leader during a 5 p.m. recess meeting today at the Sportsplex.

 

 

Analysis: Closed meetings can feed false public impressions

Posted 3/30/2015 in State

One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss many issues, the public can be left dumbfounded when a board takes a major action that it's never before discussed in an open meeting.

 

Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash

Posted 3/30/2015 in National

From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.

Nichols presents CAFB 2015 strategic plan

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. John Nichols, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, discussed the base's 2015 strategic plan Friday at a Base Community Council meeting in the Columbus Club.

Students accused of statutory rape

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three New Hope High School students have been charged with statutory rape in a case involving at least two alleged victims.

Unpaid city, justice court fines worth millions

Posted 3/28/2015 in Area

Municipal and justice courts in the Golden Triangle tally millions of dollars worth of old, uncollected fines, but many of these courts are more aggressively seeking to reduce that number.

 

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