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Woman sues Monroe County, former deputy

Posted 2/5/2016 in Area

A Monroe County woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Monroe County and a former sheriff's deputy for an alleged wrongful arrest and conviction.

West Point student raises $3,000 for Flint school

Posted 2/2/2016 in Area

When sixth grader Honor Brown saw that kids like her in Flint, Michigan, did not have clean water to drink, it surprised her and inspired her to act.

Arrest report 2-1-16

Posted 2/1/2016 in Area


Man accused of embezzling from Hamilton Youth Football program

Posted 1/29/2016 in Area

A man accused of embezzling from a youth football program is now in jail.


Higher jobless rate may mean more in workforce

Posted 1/28/2016 in Area

The unemployment rate in Mississippi and in each of the four Golden Triangle counties is higher than it was a month ago, according to labor market statistics released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


West Point men facing statutory rape charges

Posted 1/27/2016 in Area

Two West Point men have been arrested and charged with statutory rape.


Arrest report 1-26-16

Posted 1/26/2016 in Area


Hamilton coaches have homes robbed, vandalized

Posted 1/21/2016 in Area

A Hamilton High basketball coach assaulted during a basketball game in December has experienced more troubles this winter after her home was robbed and vandalized early this week.



MEC: 100 area bridges in need of replacement

Posted 1/20/2016 in Area

One-hundred bridges in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties need replacement, according to a Mississippi Economic Council's task force report on transportation infrastructure.



Contractor to lay off 69 workers at Tronox

Posted 1/20/2016 in Area

Contractor KBR will lay off 69 employees at the Tronox plant, according to a letter from the company to the Monroe County Board of Supervisors.


Authorities: Man stabbed to death with Civil War sword

Posted 1/19/2016 in Area

Authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing another man with a replica Civil War sword following a fight at a mobile home in Mississippi.

West Point celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 1/19/2016 in Area

Between 75 and 100 people gathered in the cold to march through West Point in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Alabama family creates scholarship fund

Posted 1/18/2016 in Area

The family of the late Bryce E. Myles has created a scholarship fund in memory of their son.


MLK Day events scheduled in area

Posted 1/15/2016 in Area

Communities in the Golden Triangle are gearing up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day., which is Monday.


Houston students race solar car in Australia

Posted 1/14/2016 in Area

A team of high school students from Houston attended the Maben Lions Club meeting Tuesday to talk about the adventure of their lives: the three weeks they spent in Australia racing solar cars.

Amory native heading to Hollywood

Posted 1/14/2016 in Area

For the second year in a row, Amory has sent a local to Hollywood for the hit reality show, "American Idol."

West Point completes early steps for comprehensive plan

Posted 1/7/2016 in Area

West Point has finished the final information-gathering phase for its comprehensive plan, according to Mayor Robbie Robinson.

Photo: Starkville to GTRA bus service

Posted 1/5/2016 in Area

Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum, front left, Northern District Transportation Commissioner of MDOT Mike Tagert, front right, Mike Hainsey, Executive Director of Golden Triangle Regional Airport, middle, and Jeremiah Dumas, Director of Parking and Transit Services at MSU, background, pose for media assembled during a GTR Airport and Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon.


Tupelo band director resigns after drug arrest

Posted 1/2/2016 in Area

A high school band director in Tupelo has resigned following his arrest on a drug charge.


Those we lost in 2015

Posted 12/30/2015 in Area

The new year begins Friday, but whatever 2016 holds in store, it won't be quite the same. In 2015, we lost some truly memorable people -- a local icon beloved by children, some legendary athletes, coaches and educators, a well-known character or two, and a Columbus police officer. Today, The Dispatch says goodbye.


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