STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will adopt a vicious dog ordinance Monday morning. They need citizens to weigh in one final time before making it official.
The Dispatch has a new editor, but her name will be familiar to many longtime readers.
You could say Perry Griggs has printer's ink in his blood, entering the profession in a Georgia printshop at 15 and quickly moving to the newspaper industry, where he rose from entry level pressman to production manager for news outlets across the South.
STARKVILLE -- Some call it the old Kroger building. Others call it Dirt Cheap. Either way, the obscure shopping center on Louisville Street has an identity crisis. Soon, though, Chestnut Commons will be a recognizable shopping strip.
STARKVILLE -- Joan Wilson is so invested in Oktibbeha County history, you'd think she had roots four or five generations deep. Not quite.
STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan can move on. A Clay County judge Thursday found Robbie Norton, of Cedar Bluff, guilty of negligence and imposed a fine of $50 for running over Morgan with her vehicle on May 22.
Mayor Robert Smith hoped people would join together and ignore color during the sixth annual Senior Citizens Unity Luncheon at the Trotter Convention Center Wednesday, but it was hard to overlook Dora Stewart, who had donned a bright smile and a striking lavender suit -- replete with hat -- for the occasion.
With the help of a philanthropic Golden Triangle, a Strings for Food drive hosted by Backstage Music in Starkville Saturday hopes to collect more than 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food items to boost area food banks for the holidays. And, in this case, giving back may never have sounded so good.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Walter B. Gonsoulin is among the 23 candidates still being considered for the district's top job. But he also is one of three final candidates in consideration for superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School District in Lafayette, La.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Hatcher remains on administrative leave indefinitely after a Monday shooting. Hatcher was placed on leave until the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation completes its probe into the incident, where Hatcher shot a burglary suspect.
Authorities are investigating a bomb threat at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
The mood at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium Thursday evening was one of bated breath and then finally, finally, a collective sigh of relief as a video sprang to life on the overhead projector screen and the announcement was made: A preferred candidate has been chosen as the college's next possible president.
Building permits Nov. 8 - Nov. 16
Marriages and divorces Nov. 2 - Nov. 16
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:
CEDAR BLUFF -- One suspect remains at large, and four have been arrested in connection with a home burglary in the Clay County community of Cedar Bluff, Chief Deputy Eddie Scott reported in a press release.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Nov. 8-13 According to Oktibbeha County Jail reports:
STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton.
STARKVILLE -- A woman who recently called 911 had to wait an extra 25 minutes before help arrived. She was on White Drive in Starkville.
A plan proposed by the head of the Columbus Crime Lab would bring a whole new meaning to community policing. Trained community volunteers would respond to property-crime scenes and help investigators by collecting evidence.
1. Columbus KiOR facility sold to Georgia company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 'Rebel Ride' advocates heritage COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Sheriff on Luke Bryan concert: 'One way in, one way out' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Prostitution-related, assault charges follow shooting STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY