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Statewide, gains made on testing; local districts' results vary

Posted 7/22/2011 in Area

Preliminary test results, released today, show Mississippi students are gaining ground in math and language arts. Local school districts also are making progress on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. But for now, Mississippi is only competing with itself.

 

 

Ford recalls Rangers for safety issue

Posted 7/21/2011 in Area

Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.

 

 

Marines sign $142 million order with Navistar plant

Posted 7/20/2011 in Area

Navistar Defense is building its West Point workforce back up, as it prepares to fill its third order since May.

 

 

Election Profiles: District 16 District Attorney

Posted 7/16/2011 in Area

The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.

 

Adopt-A-family program offers help rebuilding homes in storm-ravaged areas

Posted 7/12/2011 in Area

Mississippi churches are "adopting" storm-impacted families through a grassroots, interfaith initiative for a year-long journey of faith, partnership and recovery.

Starkville, Amory men arrested for child porn

Posted 7/8/2011 in Area

A two-week investigation has landed a Starkville man in jail charged with child pornography. Monroe County man also nabbed in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation.

Community project headed by MUW instructor brings life to storm-ravaged town

Posted 7/1/2011 in Area

The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.

 

Bowling pleads guilty to fondling, other charges

Posted 6/30/2011 in Area

ABERDEEN -- A longtime high school football coach has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to 14 counts of luring teenage boys into having sex.

 

 

Fourth of July closings

Posted 6/30/2011 in Area

Fourth of July closings

 

 

Dispatch launches Saturday edition this weekend

Posted 6/30/2011 in Area

This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.

 

 

Wagon driver awarded $477,444 for 2009 wreck

Posted 6/29/2011 in Area

In his most recent web update, the cross-country traveler wrote he was "working on a job in Nebraska for a few weeks while the horses get fat in La Garita, CO." He expected to be "slapping some iron on the lads' feet and sharing a few adventures with them, and you" by late May.

 

 

The Dispatch wins eight MPA awards

Posted 6/25/2011 in Area

The Commercial Dispatch received eight awards in the Mississippi Press Association's annual 2010 Better Newspaper Contest Saturday night in Biloxi during the MPA's 145th annual convention.

 

 

Clay escapee back in custody

Posted 6/23/2011 in Area

Now that an escaped inmate is back in custody, the Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating how to make its jail more secure.

 

 

4-County lineman recovering following accident

Posted 6/23/2011 in Area

A 4-County lineman was burned Wednesday morning when he briefly touched a live power line in Clay County.

 

 

EMCC tuition guarantee may end in Lowndes

Posted 6/23/2011 in Area

Enrollment is rising at East Mississippi Community College, and so is tuition. What's not rising is the amount of money in the school's tuition guarantee fund.

 

 

: Monroe360.com: Parvin sentenced to life for wife s murder (link)

Posted 6/22/2011 in Area

A Monroe County man and former MSU professor was convicted in the murder of his wife following a five-day trial in Monroe County Circuit Court.

 

 

High winds damage Golden Triangle Regional Airport roof

Posted 6/20/2011 in Area

High-speed winds caused $33,000 worth of damage at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last Monday.

 

 

Golden Triangle air traffic down in May, but ahead in 2010

Posted 6/18/2011 in Area

Weather delays brought passenger volume down at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in May, but the airport is still about 6 percent ahead of where it was last year.

 

 

Bond set for West Point man accused of beating mom with baseball bat

Posted 6/18/2011 in Area

Bond has been set at $185,000 for a West Point man accused of attacking his mother with a baseball bat Tuesday before fleeing in a stolen car.

 

Clay County inmate escapes by cutting through razor-wire fence

Posted 6/18/2011 in Area

Amonty Young, 24, managed to cut a small section of spiral razor-wire fence surrounding the interior section of the jail's prisoner yard and squirm through before climbing over a gate and another strip of barbed wire around the exterior fence shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.

 

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