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Army 'stand down' focuses day on suicide training

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

Army soldiers have been ordered to put aside their usual duties and spend Thursday on suicide prevention training.



Building permits 9-27-12

Posted 9/27/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 9-27-12

Posted 9/27/2012 in Business



Bizarre case may lead to custom cancer care

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.



Police chief resigns, NM force has gone to the dog

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force -- a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.


Prof: Context key to 50-year integration events

Posted 9/27/2012 in State

Is the University of Mississippi putting a glossy sheen on its commemoration of 50 years of integration?


Mayor's vote breaks budget impasse

Posted 9/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman had to cast a tie-breaking vote to approve the 2012-13 fiscal budget at the Starkville Board of Alderman recess meeting on Wednesday.


Brislin resigns Main St. Columbus post

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After five years of being the lead advocate for downtown Columbus, Main Street Columbus Executive Director Amber Brislin announced Tuesday she will be resigning from the organization. The date of her official resignation is undetermined as Brislin said she plans to stay on board with Main Street to help find and train her replacement.

Link magazine receives top honor

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus-based magazine has received the top honor at a state-sponsored tourism conference. "Columbus: Discover a New World" was named the Top Travel Media-Consumer Magazine Tuesday during the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Jackson.

Columbus program tackles dropout 'epidemic'

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District's dropout prevention program kicks off Oct. 15, city school superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell told members of the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday at the Columbus Country Club.


Seventh Avenue festival will feature plenty of 'Zapp'

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

K-Ci and JoJo, Dru Hill and Bobby "Blue" Bland are just a few of the A-list entertainers who have performed on the stage on the corner of Seventh Avenue North and 15th Street in Columbus in past years. And organizers of this year's Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival promise this year's event, which starts Oct. 4, will be one of the best the city has seen.


Colsons' farm has become a rite of Fall

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a typical late September evening in Caledonia -- just cool enough to herald the advent of autumn, just warm enough to encourage the mosquitoes to linger, plying their sanguinary trade for a few more weeks.

Vacant storefronts: Trend or coincidence?

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another downtown business is closing its doors.

Will arrives on editorial page

Posted 9/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch editorial page will welcome a new conservative voice today with the arrival of syndicated columnist George Will.


Summit tackles 'quality of life' issues

Posted 9/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Healthy Starkville Committee will bring together 50 leaders from the community on Thursday to discuss ways to strengthen and improve the always important, but vaguely defined "quality of life."



Dear Papa: Letters to Hemingway get crucial repair

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The paper conservator's scalpel picked at the red and black specks, flicking away the fly droppings that had stained Ingrid Bergman's letter to Ernest Hemingway. "I shall remember people like you and forget the rest of the world," the actress wrote to her author friend from Rome in 1950.



Poll: Most see health law being implemented

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

They may not like it, but they don't see it going away. About 7 in 10 Americans think President Barack Obama's health care law will go fully into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.


41-pound cat named Skinny up for adoption in Texas

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

Don't be fooled by the name: Skinny the cat is one hefty feline. And all 41 pounds of her needs a home.

AP: Party seems over for Somali pirates

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The empty whiskey bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs littering this once-bustling shoreline are signs the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone and the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates while away their hours playing cards or catching lobsters.


Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

Posted 9/26/2012 in National



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