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Survey: Mississippi 49th in U.S. in child well-being

Posted 6/25/2013 in State

Mississippi is 49th overall for the well-being of children, according to a new national survey released Monday.

 

 

Aberdeen toddler wounded; suspect arrested

Posted 6/25/2013 in Area

 

Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

As a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman called police close to 50 times over an eight-year-period to report such things as slow vehicles, loitering strangers in the neighborhood and open garages.

 

94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to jet stream

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

 

 

Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That's the peril and promise of a high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15. The fuel contains 15 percent ethanol, well above the current 10 percent norm sold at most U.S. gas stations.

 

Chinese workers holding U.S. boss hostage

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

Chinese workers keeping an American executive confined to his Beijing medical supply factory said Tuesday that they had not been paid in two months in a compensation dispute that highlights tensions in China's labor market.

 

Documents show IRS also screened liberal groups

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency acknowledged Monday.

 

 

Company drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

 

 

Rights case favors transgender girl

Posted 6/25/2013 in National

 

Liddell sues CMSD for reinstatement

Posted 6/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell has sued to be reinstated as the district's superintendent. The Dispatch obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which was filed Friday afternoon in Lowndes County Chancery Court by her attorney, Austin Vollor of Starkville. Dr. Liddell is asking the court to "intervene to restore the rights of the plaintiff, namely to reinstate her as superintendent."

Dudy Noble Field, restaurants hold viewing parties

Posted 6/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Can't make it to Omaha for for the finals of the College World Series? Seven Starkville restaurants will host official Mississippi State baseball watch parties this week for fans unable to attend the best-of-three championship series in Omaha.

Monday profile: Lacey's love leads to St. Paul's

Posted 6/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jennet "Jen" Lacey left the classroom last year, she didn't know she would be returning so soon. Lacey retired from the Columbus Municipal School District in December 2012 and less than four months later was hired as the director for St. Paul's Episcopal Preschool.

 

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

Posted 6/24/2013 in National

 

 

Supervisors may pick interim prosecutor tonight

Posted 6/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors could name an interim replacement for retiring county prosecutor Roy Carpenter Jr. at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today. The board is expected to take action soon - either today or by July's first monthly meeting - as Carpenter ends an almost 30-year career as Starkville and Oktibbeha County's prosecutor.

 

CL&W receives clean water audit, sets budget

Posted 6/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Trustees were given the results of CL&W's water division's latest audit and approved the budget for its next fiscal year Thursday.

 

Coroner: Police kill gunman at Miss. church

Posted 6/24/2013 in State

 

 

Police search for teen who hit photographer

Posted 6/24/2013 in State

 

 

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