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Supervisors may pick interim prosecutor tonight

Posted 6/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors could name an interim replacement for retiring county prosecutor Roy Carpenter Jr. at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today. The board is expected to take action soon - either today or by July's first monthly meeting - as Carpenter ends an almost 30-year career as Starkville and Oktibbeha County's prosecutor.


CL&W receives clean water audit, sets budget

Posted 6/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Trustees were given the results of CL&W's water division's latest audit and approved the budget for its next fiscal year Thursday.


Coroner: Police kill gunman at Miss. church

Posted 6/24/2013 in State



Police search for teen who hit photographer

Posted 6/24/2013 in State



NSA leaker Snowden's Cuba flight departs

Posted 6/24/2013 in National


Blues singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83

Posted 6/24/2013 in State

Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83.


South Africa: Nelson Mandela still in critical condition

Posted 6/24/2013 in National



The Verdict for the May session of Circuit Court

Posted 6/24/2013 in Area


Dispatch picks up 14 awards at state press association

Posted 6/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch picked up 14 awards, including eight first-place honors, in the annual Mississippi Press Association Better Newspapers Contest. The awards were announced at Saturday's MPA banquet, held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.

Vikings coach Frazier to highlight senior citizens fund-raiser

Posted 6/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Minnesota Vikings head coach and Columbus native Leslie Frazier will be the keynote speaker Thursday at a dinner benefiting the annual Columbus senior citizens Thanksgiving luncheon. The dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

Eurocopter on verge of Lakota contract with Thailand

Posted 6/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The fight to sustain production of the UH-72 Lakota, which is manufactured in Columbus, may be helped pending U.S. Congress' approval of a foreign military sale of six helicopters to the government of Thailand.

With time running out, budget is top priority for CMSD

Posted 6/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The looming budget deadline is a top priority for Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Edna McGill. McGill was appointed as interim superintendent on a temporary basis during a special meeting of the CMSD board of Trustees Thursday. She started work on the budget Friday morning.

Judge Williamson to oversee Ward 4 election review proceedings

Posted 6/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi 10th Circuit District Judge Lester F. Williamson Jr. will oversee alderman candidate John Gaskin's request for an election review, counsel confirmed Friday.


Monroe County man drowns in pond

Posted 6/22/2013 in Area



Heroin, thousands in cash seized in Laurel bust

Posted 6/22/2013 in State



Federal judge critical of Miss. tort caps

Posted 6/22/2013 in State



Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

Posted 6/22/2013 in National


No word from Hong Kong on NSA extradition

Posted 6/22/2013 in National

Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who says he revealed that the National Security Agency collects Americans' phone records and Internet data from U.S. communication companies, now faces charges of espionage and theft of government property.


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