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Clay County supes spar over insurance provider

Posted 9/4/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Loyalty was the issue Monday as the Clay County Board of Supervisors struggled to choose an insurance provider for the county. On one side were those loyal to the county's longtime insurance carrier. On the other were those loyal to saving tax dollars.

 

Monroe County woman reported missing

Posted 9/3/2010 in Area

A 51-year-old Monroe County woman has been reported missing, according to County Sheriff Andy Hood.

 

4-County to host second Energy Efficiency Expo

Posted 9/3/2010 in Area

Are you looking for ways to save energy and save money on your power bill? If so, you'll want to attend the 4-County Energy Efficiency Expo Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to help people learn all about energy efficiency.

 

Corps of Engineers encourages swimmers to use life jackets

Posted 9/3/2010 in Area

Although school is back in session, the weather is still warm, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched a campaign to encourage swimmers to wear life jackets in the water.

 

West Point triple stabbing linked to domestic dispute

Posted 9/2/2010 in Area

A triple stabbing is being blamed on a domestic dispute.

 

 

Dispatch begins charging for some online content

Posted 9/2/2010 in Area

The Dispatch began charging for some content on its website today, in a metered paywall program that will allow users of cdispatch.com free views on some content.

 

New prison offers boost for region's economy

Posted 9/1/2010 in Area

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Mississippians and Alabamians packed the Aliceville, Ala., City Hall Tuesday to learn about job opportunities at the city's new federal women's prison.

 

Police searching for second Brookville Gardens suspect

Posted 9/1/2010 in Area

Starkville police have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with an incident at Brookville Gardens last month, during which several shots were fired and an apartment door was kicked in illegally.

 

 

West Point man stabs son, two women

Posted 8/31/2010 in Area

The West Point Police Department is investigating why a West Point man stabbed his son and two women shortly before 1 a.m. Monday.

 

 

The Monroe Journal: monroe360.com - Smithville fire still under investigation (link)

Posted 8/30/2010 in Area

Two injured in Smithville fire.

 

Storm anniversary: Transplants long for home, embrace new city

Posted 8/29/2010 in Area

On Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, Patricia Jordan and her son, Teche, watched the waters outside their Ocean Springs home, which was four blocks from the beach, rise until their mailbox was under water. Then they watched their car float down the street like a boat. When water began pouring through the electrical outlets of their one-story home and waves started buckling the walls, Jordan knew it was time to get out.

Libraries, though more vital, struggling with cuts

Posted 8/27/2010 in Area

An unfortunate correlation occurs at public libraries when the economy turns sour: Budgets and services are cut just as the public's need for access to those resources peaks.

Biofuel company to locate in Columbus (video)

Posted 8/26/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- Columbus is first in line to receive one of three renewable biofuel production plants in Mississippi. Governor Haley Barbour announced Thursday KiOR of Houston, Texas, has agreed to invest $500 million to build three facilities in Mississippi and create an estimated 1,000 jobs.

For first time, MSU turns away housing applicants

Posted 8/26/2010 in Area

Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.

 

Jobless rate rises in July in state, across Golden Triangle

Posted 8/25/2010 in Area

Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.

 

 

Positive intervention

Posted 8/24/2010 in Area

Parents and teachers tend to believe students know how to act by the time they reach school age and if they're being "bad" it's because they choose to be. Not so, says a professional development service from the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

 

Selectmen question municipal court operations

Posted 8/24/2010 in Area

After months of discussion, West Point's city judge appeared before the Board of Selectmen Thursday during a special called meeting to address concerns about the current municipal court probation system.

 

New chuckles debut on Dispatch's comics page

Posted 8/23/2010 in Area

The Dispatch is welcoming a few new characters to its funny page.

 

Area districts tout improvement on test scores

Posted 8/20/2010 in Area

School districts around the Golden Triangle are touting their improvements today following the release of 2009-2010 accountability testing results.

 

 

No foul play suspected in New Hope car fire

Posted 8/20/2010 in Area

Foul play is not suspected in a car fire that broke out at the BP gas station at Highway 69 and Hughes Road near New Hope on Monday.

 

 

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