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Oktibbeha Sheriff's department looking for Sprint Mart robbery suspects

Posted 12/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two men robbed the Sprint Mart located at the intersection of Blackjack Road and Oktoc Road in Starkville Thursday night.

 

Lucas McTaggart uses his band experience to become tech dynamo

Posted 12/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.

 

Mississippi to teach civil rights history in all grades

Posted 12/27/2010 in Business

HATTIESBURG -- Teacher John Paola says his high school history course in southern Mississippi would be incomplete if it didn't include an emphasis on the turbulent civil rights struggle of America's South.

 

Work, bah humbug: Some area residents work through the holidays

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every time Christmas rolls around, a few, unlucky employees are left to hold down the fort in Columbus. And no, it's not because they were naughty.

Snow greeted most of north and northeast Mississippi Saturday morning

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a white Christmas morning in Columbus and other parts of north and northeast Mississippi.

Kay Gunter Brewer, beloved teacher and coach's wife, dies

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Karl Malone gave his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech in August, his former Louisiana high school teacher beamed with pride.

Work, bah humbug: Some area residents work through the holidays

Posted 12/25/2010 in Business

Every time Christmas rolls around, a few, unlucky employees are left to hold down the fort in Columbus. And no, it's not because they were naughty.

 

Arrests 12-23-10

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center recorded the following felony arrests

 

Last-minute shoppers flood stores

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some people procrastinate. Others have to work. And others rack their brains until inspiration strikes and the perfect gift presents itself. But whatever the reason, Golden Triangle stores are buzzing with Christmas shoppers until the last minute this year.

 

Juveniles arrested in car break-ins

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four teens were arrested just after midnight Wednesday as they broke into two vehicles in the 800 block of Third Avenue South in Columbus, according to police.

 

 

Fatal fire still under investigation

Posted 12/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The State Fire Marshal's Office is still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire earlier this month in western Oktibbeha County.

 

 

For half century, Dispatch's McDaniel always delivered

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 12:30 p.m., a lonely white Geo Tracker is parked at the Friendly City Mini-Warehouses storage units off Highway 45 North, near The Grill restaurant. Sitting atop the small SUV is a round amber-colored light, poised for its mission. Annie McDaniel is always the first newspaper carrier waiting at the dropoff location.On Dec. 31, McDaniel will deliver her last Dispatch newspapers.

 

 

Tourism standoff brewing

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A standoff is brewing between the county and the city over the fate of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.

 

Faith at 15,000 feet: Lowndes church plants pine trees in shape of cross near Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 17 years, flights out of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport have passed over a large cross-shaped pine tree forest.

 

Oktibbeha boy recovering from accidental gunshot wound

Posted 12/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 12-year-old Oktibbeha County boy is expected to survive a suspected accidental gunshot wound he suffered Tuesday at his home in Clayton Village.

 

A passion for the past: Lee, Hunt alums work to preserve school artifacts

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Filing cabinets and boxes line the walls of a 20-by-15-foot room, fondly named "the vault." Stacks of paperwork also make their home in the room at Brandon Central Services. Off to the side, sits a heavy wooden chest. And tucked inside the 4-foot-tall box are class composites, dating from the '20s to 1992, when the last class of Generals graduated from Lee High School.

 

Starkville extends moratorium on payday loan outfits

Posted 12/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday extended the moratorium on new check-cashing and high-interest loan businesses in the city.

 

 

Humane society: Bring a dog or cat home for the holidays

Posted 12/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog during the holidays? Fall in love with an adult spayed/neutered animal at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society's City of Starkville Animal Shelter, and take that pet home for half off the regular adoption fee.

 

 

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