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Volunteers needed as Community Market grows

Posted 6/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville Community Market's inaugural season under local Main Street association control has attracted numerous customers over six events, market manager Jennifer Prather is hopeful increased interest will translate into another area: volunteer service.


Sheriffs can ban open guns from courthouses

Posted 6/14/2013 in State



Court ruling may open up breast cancer gene tests

Posted 6/14/2013 in National

A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.



State investigator meets with CMSD officials

Posted 6/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An investigator with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor was at the Columbus Municipal School District Wednesday, according the documents obtained by The Dispatch.


Pritchett named regional winner

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business

Christopher "Hebo" Pritchett of Columbus has been named the Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2012 Regional Driver of the Year. He will go on to compete for overall Driver of the Year.

Wright, Hester testify in appeal of wrongful termination suits

Posted 6/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright and former New Hope baseball coach Stacy Hester appeared before the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Wednesday regarding their wrongful termination lawsuits against the Lowndes County School District.

17th annual Juneteenth begins tonight

Posted 6/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Afro-American Culture Organization will host the 17th annual Juneteenth celebration at Sim Scott Park in Columbus this weekend. A kick-off party at Master Host Inn is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. before proceedings move to Sim Scott Park Friday from 6-10 p.m. and continuing all day Saturday, beginning at noon.


Census: Rural areas lose population for first time

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.


Southern Baptists officially oppose gay Scouts

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.


New representatives expected for Starkville Parks

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two sitting members of the Starkville Parks Commission confirmed Wednesday they will resign their posts in the coming weeks.



Local Democrats to discuss party fallout

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Taylor confirmed a special executive committee meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 25 at the county courthouse to discuss one member's alleged support of Republican candidate Dan Moreland in the Starkville mayoral race.



NSA head says spy programs thwarted terror attacks

Posted 6/13/2013 in National



Facebook introduces hashtags

Posted 6/13/2013 in National



Mississippi commemorates Medgar Evers' civil rights work

Posted 6/13/2013 in State

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a more inclusive and open Mississippi by increasing black voter registration, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during a service marking the 50th anniversary of Evers' assassination.



Man charged for impersonating a police officer

Posted 6/13/2013 in Area



Cooper CEO says buyer committed to U.S. operations

Posted 6/13/2013 in Area



Marriages and divorces 6-13-13

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business



Building permits 6-12-13

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business



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