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College Board stands behind move to fire Ole Miss chancellor

Posted 3/24/2015 in State

Members of Mississippi's College Board met Monday and said they aren't backing down from a decision to seek a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi, despite rising criticism of the move.



FBI continues investigation into Miss. hanging

Posted 3/24/2015 in State

The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi.



Jet crashes in Alps with 150 aboard; no survivors expected

Posted 3/24/2015 in National

A passenger jet carrying at 150 people crashed today in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said.



Carter: Troop data in online kill list was not stolen

Posted 3/24/2015 in National

The names, photos and addresses of 100 U.S. military members posted online by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division were not stolen from confidential government files, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.



CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of ACA

Posted 3/24/2015 in National

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

Posted 3/24/2015 in National

LONDON -- When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers.

MSU hires Howland, former UCLA basketball coach

Posted 3/23/2015 in Area

Mississippi State has found a new leader for its men's basketball program.

Starkville murder suspect, victim 'knew each other'

Posted 3/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two deadly shootings occurring less than 24 hours apart bookended a multi-state manhunt Saturday. Few details have emerged since an Oktibbeha County homicide led to the death of the primary suspect and the arrest of an alleged accomplice, but Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said both the alleged shooter and victim knew each other.

'No Excuse' gets going in Columbus

Posted 3/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus resident Elizabeth Tolivar has started a "No Excuse Mom" workout group for stay-at-home moms and other people who want to wedge fitness into busy lifestyles.

Noon Tunes in Columbus kicks off Thursday

Posted 3/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus will host its eighth year of Noon Tunes at the courtyard of the Trotter Convention Center beginning Thursday.

A Dispatch special report: In Macon, a senseless act

Posted 3/21/2015 in Area

On March 2, Kristopher Haywood was shot in the head. He died two days later. His heart still beats in Mississippi.

MSU fires Ray after three seasons

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was fired Saturday, 10 days after finishing his third losing season in as many years.

Issues, effort hampering Starkville Restaurant Week voting

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A number of issues with how participating Starkville Restaurant Week diners are providing and displaying charity ballots prompted organizers to say this year's total vote count could be lower than in 2014.


FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Miss. man

Posted 3/21/2015 in State

The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete.



Final Unity Park plaque ready for dedication

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A final plaque dedication ceremony will honor famed civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer 10:30 a.m. Monday at Unity Park.



Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically.



Rare Tennessee Williams story published for first time

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

As she takes in the despair of her in-laws' one-room apartment in "A Streetcar Named Desire," Blanche Dubois exclaims: "Only Poe! Only Mr. Edgar Allan Poe could do it justice!" Years earlier, Tennessee Williams channeled Poe for an entire story.



Grandma faces death in girl's running death

Posted 3/21/2015 in Area

Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.



Ole Miss chancellor's contract not renewed

Posted 3/21/2015 in State

Dr. Dan Jones said Friday that the state College Board is not renewing his contract as University of Mississippi chancellor, and he will leave the job when his current four-year contract expires in mid-September.



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