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Swoope wins AP award for feature

Posted 4/28/2018 in Area

Jan Swoope, lifestyles editor for The Dispatch, recently won first place in the feature story category of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards.

Pollitz joins Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/28/2018 in Area

Mary Pollitz has joined the newsroom at The Dispatch as the education reporter.

Clay County man hospitalized after 10-hour standoff with law enforcement

Posted 4/27/2018 in Area

A suspect who authorities say shot at police officers has been hospitalized following a 10-hour standoff with law enforcement in Clay County.

Unemployment rates continue to improve locally

Posted 4/25/2018 in Area

Local unemployment rates continued to fall in March, as the state rate remained steady, according to the Mississippi Department of Labor Security's newly released monthly report.

Extended stays: Local inmate incarceration times an indicator of state-wide problem

Posted 4/25/2018 in Area

Omar Beard has been in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center since March 2012.


Steens man dies in Monroe County wreck

Posted 4/21/2018 in Area

A Steens man is dead after a one-car collision Friday evening in Monroe County.


Missing man found in Tupelo

Posted 4/19/2018 in Area

A Monroe County man missing since Saturday has been found unharmed in Tupelo.


Three die in Monroe County crash Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2018 in Area

Three people have died after a head-on collision that engulfed both cars in flames in Monroe County Tuesday evening.


Clydesdales' routes announced for Columbus, Starkville

Posted 4/17/2018 in Area

The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Columbus Wednesday evening with a planned trip to Starkville the following day.

Storm damages homes, businesses in area

Posted 4/14/2018 in Area

A severe thunderstorm ripped through Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties Saturday morning, leaving a path of wind damage in its wake.


CPD officer questioned in West Point for soliciting minor

Posted 4/14/2018 in Area

A Columbus Police Department officer is on administrative leave without pay after being detained by West Point police, according to city officials.


Arrest report 4-13-18

Posted 4/13/2018 in Area

MSU students charged with stealing Alabama memorabilia from UA athletic facility

Posted 4/13/2018 in Area

Four Mississippi State students, including one from Columbus and another from Starkville, face felony burglary charges related to a break-in at the University of Alabama Athletics Complex in Tuscaloosa last week, according to documents filed in district court in Tuscaloosa County.

'Electronics bundled with love': MSU professor, New Hope Elementary students design robotic animals to help with therapy

Posted 4/10/2018 in Area

Mississippi State University Associate Professor Cindy Bethel and New Hope Elementary teacher Jennifer Caldwell hope to soon set up a play date for two robots.


Pedestrian killed on Highway 82

Posted 4/10/2018 in Area

A Columbus woman died Sunday after being hit by a car on Highway 82 in Oktibbeha County.


Chism out of hospital after mild stroke

Posted 4/9/2018 in Area

State Representative Gary Chism is out of the hospital after suffering a "mild" stroke over the weekend, his colleagues have confirmed.

Proposed Chinese soybean tariff could harm local growers

Posted 4/7/2018 in Area

In the farming business, there is always something to worry about, much of it beyond the farmer's control.

Former West Point police officer indicted for embezzlement

Posted 4/6/2018 in Area

A former West Point police officer has been indicted for embezzlement.

Arrest report 4-5-18

Posted 4/5/2018 in Area


Metal building company plans factory for Aberdeen

Posted 4/5/2018 in Area

A Georgia company that makes steel building components says it wants to open a 150-job factory in northeast Mississippi.



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