STARKVILLE -- Sixteen people safely evacuated an apartment fire at Brookville Gardens on Monday morning. Starkville Fire Department reached the scene at 7:34 a.m.; firefighters found two of four apartments in building No. 25 engulfed by flames and smoke.
With just two days left before the deadline, eight people have submitted applications to be the next Natchez police chief.
Some say Mississippi's new felony animal-cruelty law is not doing the job. As an example they point to a hoarder discovered with about 200 dogs, many starving and reduced to skin and bones.
The city of Aberdeen is removing a bumpy railroad crossing in the downtown area. Mayor Jim Ballard tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the work is part of the city's efforts to improve its appearance.
STARKVILLE -- Today, soldiers deployed overseas and Starkville natives living across the country can experience a little piece of home. The 2011 Starkville Christmas parade, annually recorded by WOBV and aired throughout December, will be streamed live on the internet for the first time.
STARKVILLE -- Jack and Mary Lott weren't about to let a little rain spoil their party. The Lotts have attended the past 15 football games between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State.
A West Virginia journalist with more than 20 years experience has joined the staff of The Dispatch. Nerissa Young assumed the role of news editor Monday, replacing former news editor Garthia Elena Halbert-Burnett, who was promoted to managing editor earlier this month.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office cleared Lt. Steve Hatcher to return to duty Wednesday after firing his weapon at a suspected burglar almost two weeks ago.
'Tis the season. And he's always jolly. St. Nick will make his annual appearance at the downtown Columbus Y on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Mrs. Claus also will be on hand.
Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be featured Nov. 29 at Mississippi State's next Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series program.
City police charged a Columbus man with burglary of a commercial building after he was found at the scene. Police said someone attempted to break into Atmos Energy at 1423 Main St. next door to the Columbus Police Department at 12:24 a.m. Sunday. Anthony Gaige Handley, 19, of 901 Gatlin Road is charged in the incident.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following felony arrests:
Columbus police are looking for a Columbus man and a Macon man believed to be responsible for a Wednesday-night home burglary caught on video.
Hide your goods. Leave on your lights. That's the message Starkville police have for residents during the holidays.
Usually, the visits take around five minutes. You stop at the house, introduce yourself, tell why you are there and hand over a warm Thanksgiving meal in an act of kindness.
Aside from a Black Friday shopping incident, Columbus police responded to a couple of additional disturbances during the early hours of this morning.
Area stores are experiencing brisk sales for the official Black Friday launch of the holiday shopping season. Store representatives said shoppers were well-behaved. The only reported problem was outside the Belk store on Highway 45 North before the store opened.
The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee showed its giving side and offered to provide up to $3,000 for travel expenses for the three out-of-town finalists for Columbus police chief.
1. Ex-office manager arrested for embezzlement COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY