Fall enrollment numbers at Mississippi University for Women are up from last year, according to preliminary figures released this week by the state Institutions of Higher Learning.
Starkville employees asked The Dispatch and a Starkville resident to file Freedom of Information Act requests Thursday for its upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, an act that could shield the intricacies of the city's guiding financial document from public inspection before Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.
Starkville Parks Commission leader Dan Moreland is making a last-minute call for additional Fiscal Year 2014-2015 funding after sending a letter to aldermen stating his autonomous city department is forecasted almost $57,000 short for September and operated at an estimated $10,000 monthly loss for at least a portion of the current fiscal year.
Columbus councilmen passed the city's upcoming fiscal year budget Tuesday. During the special call meeting, a 4-2 vote passed the $22,966,210 budget through. Councilmen Kabir Karriem and Bill Gavin were the two opposing votes.
GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to go overseas for a trade conference between officials from Japan and the southeastern United States.
Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday.
The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi today, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.
President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation.
More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.
Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.
As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.
The Friends of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge are accepting submissions for their annual photo contest until September 15.
The Columbus Municipal School Board, with a 3-2 vote, has hired the wife of the district's superintendent to be an elementary school teacher.
Columbus' 2011 annexation plan will go before a judge next week. Judge Kenneth Burns will hear the case next week in Lowndes County Chancery Court beginning Monday at 9 a.m.
Forgetting that day is what Marie Hood Lewis has been trying to do for 13 years.
Starkville is getting a restaurant for people who want to eat healthy, locally-grown food.
The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has determined that the gun buyback program held by the city of Columbus last year was not illegal.
A Columbus man charged with murder and aggravated assault has received a $300,000 bond.
2. Jailers disciplined in wake of inmate escape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Fire badly damages east Columbus home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY