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.
Instead of taking the witness stand, Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John may just give the Civil Service Commission his recorded testimony about the suspensions of two officers.
A woman who called Columbus home was beaten to death in her Irving, Texas, home last week. Though her assailant is in jail, it offers her family little solace.
Lowndes County candidates touted their credentials and long-term goals Tuesday evening at a candidates forum in Columbus. The forum, organized by the Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee, brought together 10 candidates in three races.
Starkville school officials spent more than two hours Tuesday night discussing how to do their job, which right now include how they plan to hire the next superintendent.
The investigation into Jan Morgan's accident hasn't been "reopened," but it does continue. On Tuesday, Sixteenth District Attorney Forrest Allgood corrected a report published Monday which claimed he had decided to reexamine the possibility of bringing charges against Robbie Norton, the Cedar Bluff woman who struck Morgan with her car while Morgan cycled with a friend May 22 in Clay County.
In his most recent web update, the cross-country traveler wrote he was "working on a job in Nebraska for a few weeks while the horses get fat in La Garita, CO." He expected to be "slapping some iron on the lads' feet and sharing a few adventures with them, and you" by late May.
1. Different paths, same mission: Columbus police officers still joining up despite hazards COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus native juggles love of music, medicine with UMMC band COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Police forces face challenges filling rosters COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Investigators say extension cord caused Cappe's fire STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY