Testimony began Monday in the murder trial of Brian Holliman, whose 2009 conviction for the murder of his wife was overturned on appeal in 2011. An Oktibbeha County jury heard opening arguments and the state's first witness Monday afternoon.
Steven Farese Sr. is not exactly your father's Atticus Finch. Instead of Harper Lee's illustration of Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird," this small-town lawyer (Ashland, population 569) is known for the high profile clients he defends and the demeanor he uses in the courtroom. He's calm, cool, somewhat eccentric and often sporting a smirk that suggests he is in on a joke to which you aren't privy.
The Columbus and Starkville housing authorities will receive nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for large-scale improvements to their four public housing developments.
Many residents at a community meeting regarding the possibility of closing six railroad crossings in Southside seemed to have made their minds up before they got to the gathering. The crossings need to be repaired, they said, but closing them would be a problem.
A flier believed distributed by a Mississippi State University volunteer rugby coach states an upcoming Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference tournament will be held Nov. 9-11 in Atlanta, Ga.
The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say.
Lowndes County Port Authority board members are mulling the feasibility of adding a second port on the Tennesseee-Tombigbee Waterway but discussions are still in the earliest stages, director John Hardy said.
Though it is not externally advertising for the position, the city is actively looking for a community outreach coordinator, Columbus Human Resource Director Pat Mitchell said.
The first public discussions of a proposal to close some railroad crossings in Columbus will take place tonight during a Ward 1 meeting at the Townsend Community Center.
An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after injuries sustained in a Friday morning traffic accident.
District Attorney Forrest Allgood will not pursue felony charges against a Starkville daycare worker who admitted to giving two children a powerful muscle relaxer that sent them to the emergency room almost a year ago, The Dispatch has learned.
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4. MSU fans travel in large numbers to SEC tourney STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY