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Nielsen: Oscars viewers down 16 percent

Posted 2/24/2015 in National

Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009.

 

 

Lawmaker asks if swallowed camera be used for female exam

Posted 2/24/2015 in National

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

 

 

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Posted 2/24/2015 in National

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.

 

 

Golden Triangle schools letting out early

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Public hearing set for redistricting

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council is moving through a few final steps before formalizing a redistricting plan.

 

Surveyor, MSU athletics broadcaster launch election bids

Posted 2/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pair of Gregorys announced election bids last week, driving up the total number of candidates seeking various Oktibbeha County seats this year to 39.

 

2014 a good year for filmmaking in Miss.

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi.

 

School bond issue meeting tonight

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and community members wishing to learn more about the proposed bond issue for the Lowndes County School

 

 

Dispatch wins Press Association advertising awards

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch advertising staff brought home six awards from the Mississippi Press Association's 2014 Better Newspaper Contest for advertising.

 

Working to blaze a path

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Dr. Philip Hickman was chosen to lead the Columbus Municipal School District and its 4,300 students in August, he had a large task in front of him.

 

Columbus retail corridors surge

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is experiencing a retail resurgence and evidence of that continues to pop up along the Highway 45 North and 18th Avenue North corridors.

 

Rollin' in dough: Lowndes County worth $1.2 billion, Oktibbeha worth $355M

Posted 2/21/2015 in Area

A decade has made a marked difference on assessment values and tax collections in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

 

Pond rescue caps busy Friday for Oktibbeha first responders

Posted 2/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Sturgis Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Wall started his Friday morning, he didn't plan on taking a swim in the day's sub-freezing temperatures.

 

Wiseman vetoes insurance agent's ousting

Posted 2/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a veto Friday to overturn a 4-2 board of aldermen decision severing ties with its long-serving insurance agent of record.

Circuit clerk field swells to 7

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another candidate running for Lowndes County circuit clerk has put the field at seven.

Aluminum mill officials announce Louisiana site

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An aluminum company that based its offices in Columbus last year will locate a proposed $2.4 billion aluminum manufacturing complex in Louisiana.

 

Hood running for 4th term as AG

Posted 2/21/2015 in State

Jim Hood filed papers Friday to run for a fourth term as Mississippi attorney general.

 

Photos by nanny Vivian Maier, focus of film up for Oscar, in legal limbo

Posted 2/21/2015 in National

A messy legal fight over copyrights to streetscape photos shot by a Chicago nanny whose life is chronicled in "Finding Vivian Maier," which is nominated for an Oscar today, threatens to slow or even stop new releases of her once-unknown work that has become a sensation only after her death.

 

VA's 'choice' program for health care off to slow start

Posted 2/21/2015 in National

Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.

 

 

Tobacco giants resist harsh admissions about smoking

Posted 2/21/2015 in National

Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.

 

 

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