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VA chief: 1K workers face disciplinary action

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees.



Hearing set on challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.


Parks runs an almost $2,000 deficit in Oct.

Posted 11/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation's recent financial woes bled over from the end of Fiscal Year 2013-2014.


KiOR fails to make MDA loan payment

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has missed its final deadline for making a $1.85 million payment on its $75 million Mississippi Development Authority loan.


New Hope students get visit from robotics lab

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at New Hope High School experienced hands-on learning this week when a robotics trailer visited the campus.

Tour reveals progress on Trotter

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Trotter Convention Center's new look will be in place by the new year.

Columbus seeking more federal funding for drainage

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next round of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grant funding to address major city drainage issues likely won't be available until 2016.


Lowndes Co. Veterans Day Parade is this weekend

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2014 Lowndes County Veterans Day Parade will take place Saturday.


Miss. prison boss pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Posted 11/7/2014 in State

Federal prosecutors allege that former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps accepted more than $1 million in bribes over more than six years.


Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden.


Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past.


Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC drummer

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.


Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.


Jihadi fighters on cruise ships to Syria

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq.



House Speaker Boehner warns Obama on immigration

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration.



Joy, dismay as two sides assess gay-marriage ruling

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

One side was euphoric, the other dismayed.



Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare.



FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation.


Browning on Business: Banks making changes along Highway 45

Posted 11/6/2014 in Business

Trustmark Bank is expanding its Leigh Mall location. Bart Wise, the bank president, told The Dispatch this week the plan is to double the size of the facility.


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