The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.
When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.
As the lone Democrat, District 3 Supervisor and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvell Howard will face the winner of the Republican primary between Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Bennie L. Perkins.
A decertification election has been set in the Omnova Solutions labor dispute, which has dragged on for more than a year.
The District 4 Supervisor race features another rookie Democrat supervisor, Daniel Jackson, campaigning to keep his spot while a Republican challenger with an impressive record hopes to claim a spot at the table.
James Lindsey isn't ready to walk away from public service just yet, but he hung up one uniform Thursday.
Building permits for June 21-27
Marriages and divorces June 10-28
ABERDEEN -- A longtime high school football coach has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to 14 counts of luring teenage boys into having sex.
Annunciation Catholic School received two grants this week that will have students dancing, singing and waxing poetic as the second year of the Arts in the Classroom Whole School Initiative gets under way.
District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer is up against Robert "Bubba" Gray, Alfreda G. Outlaw and Tremell O. Sherman.
Fourth of July closings
Starkville-Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) dished out nearly $30,000 in grants to local programs aimed at helping county citizens Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man reported missing Monday has been located.
This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
2. Norwegian company opens Columbus production site COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Gunfire wounds man in east Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Market Street Festival begins Friday COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY