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EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.


Kurds holding their own against IS militants in Syria

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting advances by Islamic State fighters.

West Point re-appoints members for LINK board

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

West Point Selectmen re-appointed Tim Brinkley and Jackie Edwards as members of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors during their meeting Tuesday.

Golden Triangle crews work to restore power

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

Utility companies said that by the end of the day Tuesday service would be restored to the handful of customers who lacked electricity.

Legendary Vernon songwriter to perform in hometown

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

Organizers told The Dispatch this morning that roughly 20 tickets remained.

SPC passes budget, projects shortfall

Posted 10/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Parks Commission passed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget Tuesday during its monthly meeting but will ask aldermen to pitch in more money to pay for utility expenses.


Mississippi hires charter school board director

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

An employee who leads charter schools in Louisiana has been hired as executive director of the new Charter School Authorizer Board in Mississippi.



Record number of black candidates seeking office

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month.



Texas department: Second person tests positive for Ebola

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.



Dallas nurses cite sloppy hospital conditions in Ebola care

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear.


Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.


Atheist group: Miss. school aided Bible giveaway

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles.


2 men's cases will take time to resolve

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

Leflore County prosecutors are planning trials for two men allegedly involved in a Greenwood doctor's murder-for-hire scheme.

CPD offers citizen's police academy

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is offering a program for locals interested in learning about the inner workings of law enforcement.

Lowndes weighs emergency alert options

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the severe line of storms that passed through the Golden Triangle last night did not spawn any tornadoes, it reminded Lowndes County E-911 Director Cindy Lawrence that having an extra layer of emergency notification for residents was necessary.

Storm leaves majority of SED customers in the dark

Posted 10/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Electric Department workers scrambled into action Monday to restore electricity after an afternoon storm knocked off power for about 50 percent of its customers, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said.

Football weekend sees relatively few arrests

Posted 10/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Weekend arrest figures did not spike in correlation with droves of tourists visiting Starkville for Mississippi State University's historic victory over Auburn.


Wednesday's 'W Walks' part of Passport to Wellness

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and grab a bite to eat for lunch in downtown Columbus Wednesday.


Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?


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