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Bringing home the bacon: Alleged breakfast bandit at large in Starkville

Posted 4/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hide your bacon. Hide your waffles. The Starkville Police Department is on the lookout for a breakfast thief who allegedly ripped off the Holiday Inn Express.

 

Columbus planners seek feedback on comprehensive plan

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents are invited to attend a public workshop Thursday night at Trotter Convention Center to discuss the next decade of city development.

 

The W's Golden Girls: Homecoming especially poignant for Class of '61

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Excitement is in the air this week as Mississippi University for Women prepares to welcome its alumnae back to campus Friday and Saturday for Homecoming festivities.

 

Newborn Ala. baby tests positive for marijuana

Posted 4/13/2011 in State

Florence police say a woman was arrested after her newborn baby tested positive for having marijuana in her system.

 

 

Amory principal accused of making student stick out tongue

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi elementary school principal is fighting for her job after being accused of withholding food from a special needs student and forcing the second grader to stick out his tongue as a form of punishment.

 

 

New staffers join Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.

 

 

Police, sheriff's deputies to compete for tips for charity

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officers and Lowndes County sheriff's deputies will be waiting on tables and greeting guests tonight at Station Seven Sports Bar & Grill to help raise funds for cancer research.

 

Local Voices: 'As profitable to God as possible:' an Africa visit, Part 3

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

I must tell you about our visits to the home of the women who are HIV/AIDS positive. We went along with the counselors of the Care for AIDS organization. They do not have cars, so we walked on cobbled hillsides to five women's homes in the nearby village.

Community rallies to save Friendship House

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every day, Burnette Avakian drives past the pale green Victorian on Seventh Street North and stares at its vacant windows, longing to see light. It's out of her way, this side trip, but she is drawn to the "ugly duckling" known as Friendship House.

 

New staffers join Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/12/2011 in Area

The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.

 

Race of superintendent not a factor in West Point

Posted 4/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- More than 50 parents swarmed Monday's meeting of the West Point School Board demanding a greater role in choosing the district's next superintendent.

 

New staffers join Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.

 

 

Starkville police busy with dui arrests on Super Bulldog Weekend

Posted 4/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department's DUI and MIP details had a busy Super Bulldog Weekend. Officers arrested 22 people -- five of which were minors -- for driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested or issued citations to 15 minors in possession of alcohol this Friday and Saturday.

 

Local Voices: 'As profitable to God as possible:' an Africa visit, Part 3

Posted 4/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

I must tell you about our visits to the home of the women who are HIV/AIDS positive. We went along with the counselors of the Care for AIDS organization. They do not have cars, so we walked on cobbled hillsides to five women's homes in the nearby village.

 

Severe weather possible in north Miss.

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 30 counties in north Mississippi were under a tornado watch Monday as a line of severe weather threatened to push hail, heavy rain and damaging winds into the state.

 

 

Photos from Karen Overstreet's Africa Trip

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Karen Overstreet recently took a trip to Kenya through a local non-profit foundation. She has written a three part feature on her trip and provided us with these photos.

 

 

Men on motorcycle shoot into crowd in Columbus

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men on a motorcycle allegedly fired a long-barreled gun at a crowd of people Sunday in east Columbus, pelting three people with bird shot.

 

 

Universities brace for cuts in new budget allocation

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local universities are bracing for budget cuts since the state passed its $5 billion budget last week.

 

Local voices: 'My spirit leapt up within me': an African visit, Part 1

Posted 4/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What began as an afternoon of horseback riding and a glass of wine on the front porch, ended in an invitation to an adventure of a lifetime, a journey that was both joyful and heartbreaking, both life-giving and incredibly draining.

 

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