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Noxubee Co. sheriff's son arrested on drug charges

Posted 12/17/2013 in Area

The son of the Noxubee County Sheriff was arrested Monday for possession of cocaine. Akem Olajuwon Grassaree, 25, of Macon, was arrested by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division after they discovered a felony amount of cocaine and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his possession, according to authorities.

Highway 45 Alternate shut down Monday

Posted 12/14/2013 in Area

Railroad crossing repairs will cause temporary lane closures next week at a major traffic artery in West Point.

Near tragedy led EMCC grad to new career

Posted 12/14/2013 in Area

Courtney Rigdon's family ties have made her an honorary East Mississippi Community College Lion her entire life. But she didn't officially join the pride until her father was nearly crushed to death in an ATV accident in 2006.

Officials approve funding for Yokohama infrastructure projects

Posted 12/12/2013 in Area

On Tuesday, West Point selectmen approved the first invoices for wastewater and water extension to the site that will be home to Yokohama Tire's first manufacturing plant in America.

West Point plans to renovate McClure building

Posted 12/11/2013 in Area

Nearly four years ago, a Mississippi Main Street charrette team suggested a use for a vacant downtown West Point building donated to the city: Convert it into an artist studio and gallery.

Millport reports increase in sale tax revenue

Posted 12/11/2013 in Area

Millport's sales tax revenues for the last fiscal year bucked a trend shared by as many as five municipalities in the area, according to an audit report presented to the Millport Town Council on Monday night.

Ala. board denies parole at urging of Miss. lawmaker

Posted 12/11/2013 in Area

Alabama's parole board refused an early release Tuesday for a former Brighton police officer convicted in the shooting death of the son of a Mississippi legislator in 2009.


TVA says wet summer means lower electric bills

Posted 12/11/2013 in Area

The Tennessee Valley Authority says an unusually wet year has translated into lower electric bills for customers.


Arrest report: 12-10-13

Posted 12/10/2013 in Area


Ala. woman charged in Miss. ATV death

Posted 12/10/2013 in Area

A 44-year-old Alabama woman has been charged with manslaughter following an ATV accident in Mississippi.


EMCC wins Mississippi Bowl

Posted 12/9/2013 in Area

In a season full of dominating performances, the East Mississippi Community College football team delivered another one in its final game. No. 2 EMCC rallied from two deficits to post a 52-32 victory against No. 1 Georgia Military College in the sixth Mississippi Bowl on Sunday afternoon at Indian Stadium on the Biloxi High School campus.

EMCC's Buddy Stephens comfortable as a junior college lifer

Posted 12/7/2013 in Area

"A junior college lifer." East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens does not know when or where the term originated. However, he does know his comfort level with the accolade.


Sources: Bulldogs bound for Liberty Bowl

Posted 12/5/2013 in Area

Sources close to the Mississippi State football program confirm to The Dispatch they are preparing for a invitation to the 2013 Liberty Bowl. The Bulldogs will play the winner of the CUSA championship game between Rice and Marshall.


Vernon website aimed at promotion

Posted 12/4/2013 in Area

The City of Vernon's first official website will be fully functional in 45 days, Mayor Glenn Crawford announced at the Vernon City Council meeting Monday.


Sister: Deadly shooting was over Alabama-Auburn game

Posted 12/4/2013 in Area

A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.


Arrest report: 12-3-13

Posted 12/3/2013 in Area


Former Klansman indicted in cross burning

Posted 11/30/2013 in Area

A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is charged with burning a cross in a mostly black neighborhood in southeast Alabama, federal prosecutors said Friday.



Retrial to begin in Katrina police shooting

Posted 11/30/2013 in Area

Three years after his manslaughter conviction, a former New Orleans police officer is getting a second chance to persuade a jury that he was justified in fatally shooting a man outside a strip mall during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath.



Area stores, shoppers ready for 'early' Black Friday

Posted 11/28/2013 in Area

In years past, Black Friday sales have been reserved for, well, Friday. Not this year. Many stores around the Golden Triangle are opening at 8 o'clock tonight, giving shoppers a few more precious hours to snatch up the must-have items of the season.



Millport to get $350K sewer upgrade

Posted 11/27/2013 in Area

The City of Millport's sewer system will receive an upgrade after Mayor Icie Wriley announced Monday a $350,000 grant had been awarded from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.



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