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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83.
The Dispatch picked up 14 awards, including eight first-place honors, in the annual Mississippi Press Association Better Newspapers Contest. The awards were announced at Saturday's MPA banquet, held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.
Minnesota Vikings head coach and Columbus native Leslie Frazier will be the keynote speaker Thursday at a dinner benefiting the annual Columbus senior citizens Thanksgiving luncheon. The dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
The fight to sustain production of the UH-72 Lakota, which is manufactured in Columbus, may be helped pending U.S. Congress' approval of a foreign military sale of six helicopters to the government of Thailand.
The looming budget deadline is a top priority for Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Edna McGill. McGill was appointed as interim superintendent on a temporary basis during a special meeting of the CMSD board of Trustees Thursday. She started work on the budget Friday morning.
Mississippi 10th Circuit District Judge Lester F. Williamson Jr. will oversee alderman candidate John Gaskin's request for an election review, counsel confirmed Friday.
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