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Dispatch captures 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Posted 6/28/2010 in Area

The Dispatch captured 16 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for sports coverage, lifestyles section and special section.

 

Edmonds tries to move on, but won't forget

Posted 6/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than a year removed from the not-guilty verdict which restored his life, Tyler Edmonds is still searching for peace.

 

Starkville road work in north areas underway

Posted 6/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Milling operations were scheduled to begin this morning in the north part of town.

 

 

Dispatch captures 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Posted 6/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Dispatch captured 16 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for sports coverage, lifestyles section and special section.

 

West Point gardeners, farmers share their bounty at market

Posted 6/26/2010 in Area

Following the examples of Columbus and Starkville, the City of West Point began its own farmers' market on the first weekend in June, and four weeks later, it's off to a booming start.

Brigham readies to turn focus to MUW

Posted 6/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegra Brigham isn't interested in simply holding the door open for Mississippi University for Women's next president. Nor will she be safely sheltered in her office contentedly crunching numbers while the faculty deals with students.

Starkville camp features fun, learning and a dose of star power

Posted 6/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The walls of the Armstrong Middle School gymnasium reverberated Friday morning as more than 270 campers at the 2010 Summer Enrichment Camp were greeted by a surprise visitor: 2009 American Idol finalist and Columbus native Jasmine Murray.

Ambassador for the city: Retiring Irby instrumental in Riverwalk, other projects

Posted 6/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The retirement this month of Federal Programs and Building Inspections Director George Irby is a loss for the city, officials said.

 

More kids trapped in sweltering cars are dying

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

Temperatures are rising and so are reports of infants and toddlers dying from being trapped inside sizzling automobiles.

 

 

Hancock County jury acquits mayor in embezzlement case

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

A Hancock County jury has acquitted Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo of embezzlement.

 

Community gets first glimpse at park plan

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When presented with a plan to renovate neighborhood parks in Columbus and Lowndes County, residents Thursday expressed concerns of not having enough space in community centers and their included kitchens.

 

Columbus Action Network hosts violence awareness event

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Chapter of the National Action Network continues its campaign against violence this weekend.

 

That's a wrap: Columbus soon to be without video stores as consumers move online, to vending machines

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.

Casualty of Gulf oil spill: Local po'boys

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.

That's a wrap: Columbus soon to be without video stores as consumers move online, to vending machines

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.

Casualty of Gulf oil spill: Local po'boys

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.

 

Exchange Club passes out $8,540 to nonprofits

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club saw the culmination of a year's worth of fundraising Thursday as it passed out more than $8,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations.

 

 

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