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Judicial candidates approved for Nov. ballot

Posted 8/30/2014 in Area

Mississippi elections officials on Tuesday rejected requests to keep two judicial challengers off the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

 

 

Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

 

 

Grant will fund work on Ulysses Grant memoirs

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.

 

 

Indictment alleges advertisement sales scam

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.

 

 

Woman guilty in silicone-injection case

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

 

 

Lawsuit challenging Cochran win dismissed

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

 

 

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

 

 

Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

 

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day.

Clay Co. moves forward with Airport Road project

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors accepted a bid to widen and overlay Airport Road during their meeting Thursday.

Festivals bring fun-filled weekend to West Point

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

Richard Ramsey is excited about this weekend. You can hear it in his voice. "Not only is it an indoor event, we've got one of the best stages and acoustic venues around," Ramsey said.

Second man arrested in West Point fight

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

A second man has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left one man in a coma after he was found laying in a restaurant's parking lot.

New South Weekends begins with today's block party

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership's fall event series, New South Weekends, begins with the Downtown Block Party from 6-8 p.m. today and Sunday morning's Brunch and Browse Main Street shopping event.

Sheriff encourages safety during football kickoff weekend

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney wants residents and visitors to safely enjoy the start of Mississippi State University's home football season this weekend and be mindful of all city and county alcohol laws.

Dispatch kicks off college football page

Posted 8/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, The Dispatch will kick off college football season with its first weekly college football page.

 

14 school districts sue over underfunding

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.

 

Lowndes man indicted for fondling

Posted 8/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 76-year-old man has been indicted for fondling.

Arrest report: 8-29-14

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

 

Judge mulls request to toss out election challenge

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.

 

 

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