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Missing Starkville man found

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man reported missing Monday has been located.



Dispatch launches Saturday edition this weekend

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.



Columbus officer suspension cases to continue in July

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Instead of taking the witness stand, Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John may just give the Civil Service Commission his recorded testimony about the suspensions of two officers.



Former Columbus residents die under tragic circumstances

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who called Columbus home was beaten to death in her Irving, Texas, home last week. Though her assailant is in jail, it offers her family little solace.


Where they stand: Candidates running for Lowndes offices boast experience, vision

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County candidates touted their credentials and long-term goals Tuesday evening at a candidates forum in Columbus. The forum, organized by the Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee, brought together 10 candidates in three races.


Starkville school board gets job refresher course

Posted 6/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school officials spent more than two hours Tuesday night discussing how to do their job, which right now include how they plan to hire the next superintendent.



Morgan case investigation continues

Posted 6/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The investigation into Jan Morgan's accident hasn't been "reopened," but it does continue. On Tuesday, Sixteenth District Attorney Forrest Allgood corrected a report published Monday which claimed he had decided to reexamine the possibility of bringing charges against Robbie Norton, the Cedar Bluff woman who struck Morgan with her car while Morgan cycled with a friend May 22 in Clay County.



Wagon driver awarded $477,444 for 2009 wreck

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his most recent web update, the cross-country traveler wrote he was "working on a job in Nebraska for a few weeks while the horses get fat in La Garita, CO." He expected to be "slapping some iron on the lads' feet and sharing a few adventures with them, and you" by late May.



Arrest Report 6-29-11

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man out on bond for the 2010 armed robbery of Black Creek Grocery has been charged with holding up a Columbus grocery store.



Lowndes schools financially stable

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District received good news from business officer and administrator Frances Goldmon during Monday night's budget hearing for the upcoming year: No staff positions will be cut, and they're in pretty good shape, financially.



Sanders hosts state-of-the county meeting

Posted 6/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a packed house on Monday night, for Steens' community meeting. And more than updates from their supervisor, chancery clerk, sheriff and other officials, residents appreciated the opportunity to pick their brains and share concerns.


Community members voice concerns over flooding

Posted 6/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Flooding woes in the Steens area seemed to be the major concern of citizens who were at the neigborhood's community center Monday night for a town-hall style meeting.


School board to get crash course in governance

Posted 6/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Following a few meetings that left members of the public unhappy with procedures, Starkville school board officials are meeting tonight for a lesson on how to do things better.



Supes OKs split of renovation project

Posted 6/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors carved a project into 19 pieces Monday in the interest of staying within budget.


Morning blaze burns man, guts home

Posted 6/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A northside man was sent to the hospital with a burned arm early today as Columbus firefighters battled the kitchen blaze that gutted his home.

Slice of Life: Workin' at the car wash

Posted 6/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jim Croce once wrote that he had the "workin' at the car wash blues." But the only blues spotted at Bennie's Car Wash and Detail Center on Highway 12 in Starkville are the rags and buckets used to wash the cars.


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