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Memorial Day Closings

Posted 5/25/2011 in Area

The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

 

 

Columbus, Starkville students earn National Merit Scholarships

Posted 5/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus high school student was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday. Rachel Stanback, a senior at Columbus High School, was one of 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. She plans to attend Samford University, where she will major in journalism and mass communication.

 

 

Oktibbeha County looking for poll workers

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Election Commission is looking for poll workers.

 

 

Sharp retrial date likely to be set after Memorial Day

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Leslie Sharp is unlikely to receive a new trial date until after Memorial Day.

 

 

Starkville school board shuffles officer positions

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school board members chose a new board president Tuesday night in a brief meeting where they decided not to go into closed session to discuss matters out of the public's hearing.

 

 

Clay County man dies in 18-wheeler accident

Posted 5/25/2011 in Area

A Clay County man died Monday night when his vehicle was struck on the side of the road by an 18-wheeler.

 

Starkville man faces sexual battery charge

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was charged with sexual battery Saturday in a case involving his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

Woman who helped bystander shot in eye with BB gun

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Zachary's waitress was shot in the left eye with a BB gun Sunday when she helped someone on her way home from work.

 

Columbus newcomer tour set for Wednesday

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Development Link, in partnership with the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau, invites all newcomers to the Lowndes County area to attend the first official Newcomer's Orientation.

 

Tourism officials look to hire board attorney

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After possibly violating state open meetings law last week, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed a committee Monday to look at hiring a board attorney.

Community says goodbye to Phillips

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emotions were high Monday afternoon at Columbus Middle School as colleagues, supporters, friends and family gathered to pay tribute and say goodbye to Dr. Del Phillips, former superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District.

Students, teachers prepare for summer enrichment programs

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was the last day of school for Fairview Elementary and most schools across the Columbus Municipal School District, but the hallways were surprisingly quiet as students and teachers geared up for summer ... school, that is.

 

Starkville police to crack down on seat belt violations

Posted 5/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two weeks of increased seat belt ticketing began Monday. The Starkville Police Department issued a friendly reminder Monday that it will participate in the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 23 - June 5.

 

Bike shop owner struck while cycling

Posted 5/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The owner of Boardtown Bikes in Starkville is in stable condition after being struck by a car while cycling Sunday in Clay County.

 

Columbus hosts final planning workshop

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In mid-July, Columbus residents will get the chance to review a draft of a comprehensive plan for the city.

 

Columbus native planning to return to AmeriCorps after earning college degree

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sean Mullen graduated from Mississippi State University on April 28. The rest of his life is still unwritten.

 

Caledonia man dies in motorcycle accident

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Caledonia motorcyclist died late Saturday when he accidentally rear-ended a pickup truck near Propst Park in Columbus.

 

 

Tourism board may hire attorney amid ethics questions

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After fielding questions about possible ethics and open meetings violations, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss hiring an attorney at a special meeting tonight.

 

 

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