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Belle elected Aberdeen mayor

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Aberdeen voters have returned Cecil Belle to the mayor's office.


'A historic moment': West Point leaders tout alliance with Link

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Clay County and West Point leaders Tuesday were effusive in their praise for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, as the entities signed a joint economic agreement at the Ritz Conference Center in downtown West Point.


Arrests made in death of Alabama man

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

More arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.



Local students semifinalists in Presidential Scholars Program

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education said four public high school seniors from Mississippi, including Columbus and Starkville students, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.


EMCC receives nursing accreditation

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

After years spent meeting every requirement of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, East Mississippi Community College made the grade last week.


Jury: Race played role in white attorney's firing

Posted 4/16/2012 in Area

A federal jury in Aberdeen has decided that race played a part in the majority-black Greenwood Leflore Hospital board firing its white former attorney.


Harper appointed to Tenn-Tom board

Posted 4/13/2012 in Area

Renasant Bank Senior Vice President Bobby Harper recently was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors.

Blackberry Smoke part of Eric Church's stop in Tupelo

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will be bringing their Southern rock n roll to Tupelo tonight as part of Eric Church's "Blood, Sweat and Beers" tour

4-H urges Mississippians to 'Purple Up' Friday for military kids

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.

Mississippi State's rootin' tootin' melodrama revisits the Old West

Posted 4/11/2012 in Area

Black-hearted gamblers, lily-pure maidens and stalwart heroes leap from the dime novels of the late 1800s to the McComas Hall stage at Mississippi State University April 12-14. The Theatre MSU production of Tim Taggert's "Deadwood Dick or The Game of Gold" begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly.


Court date set for alleged illegal alligator hunting

Posted 4/10/2012 in Area

Two alleged illegal alligator hunters are scheduled to appear in Rankin County Justice Court on May 1, after being arrested for attempting to take an alligator without a permit on March 23.



Spring prompts storm preparedness

Posted 4/7/2012 in Area

With severe weather and deadly tornadoes a common occurrence across the nation, Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency Director Cindy Lawrence said every day is the day to be prepared.


New law allows schools to waive out-of-state tuition

Posted 4/5/2012 in Area

As the costs of higher education escalate, budget conscious parents and students often feel forced to choose between the college they want and the one they can afford. It's not easy on the institutional side either. Competition for student dollars is fierce, and a college in today's market needs every competitive advantage it can get.

Jones ousts Liddell in Noxubee superintendent special election

Posted 4/5/2012 in Area

Embattled Noxubee County School District Superintendent candidate Roger Liddell -- who owes the Hollendale School District in Washington County more than $100,000 -- wants Noxubee voters to go to the polls for the third time in a year.

Erby confirmed as head of Marshals' office

Posted 4/3/2012 in Area

A top law enforcement representative of Lowndes County next week will travel to Washington, D.C., for a special commendation from President Barack Obama.


Vernon woman arrested for murder

Posted 3/31/2012 in Area

A Vernon, Ala. woman was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.



Dispatch to discontinue Saturday print edition, restore Monday paper

Posted 3/31/2012 in Area

Today's Dispatch is the last Saturday edition we will publish. Starting this week, The Dispatch will resume printing a Monday afternoon edition of the paper and will discontinue the Saturday morning edition.


Girl Scouts troop spreads the love at Loaves and Fishes

Posted 3/30/2012 in Area

It was a rainy, dreary afternoon, but the members of Girl Scout Troop 20253 charmed the crowd Friday, serving up megawatt smiles and steaming pans of baked ziti at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen.

Watercolor exhibit and acoustic guitar featured tonight

Posted 3/29/2012 in Area

The Columbus Arts Council hosts a gallery opening and reception tonight, featuring the work of international award-winning botanical watercolorist Hillary Parker. The Georgia-based artist's exhibit, "A Portfolio of Nature's Beauty," will be on display through April.


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