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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.



: 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.


Brooksville searching for new police chief

Posted 6/16/2011 in Area

BROOKSVILLE -- The hunt is on for the new Brooksville police chief. The small, Noxubee County town of about 1,220 people has been without a chief since the former head of its six-officer department, Tina Williams, left for another job months ago.



West Point predicts surplus in 2012 budget

Posted 6/15/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point's city board unanimously approved its 2012 budget Tuesday with a fraction of last year's drama.



State's cotton faces series of challenges

Posted 6/11/2011 in Area


4-County unveils new logo, membership-benefits program

Posted 6/10/2011 in Area

After unveiling a new membership-benefits program and a modernized company logo, 4-County Electric Power Association officials announced the re-election of two directors.


Tune in to HGTV Friday for local slant

Posted 6/9/2011 in Area

Friday's episode of "Hometown Renovations" on the Home and Garden Television cable network will have a decidedly local flavor.


West Point converts police cruisers to propane auto gas

Posted 6/9/2011 in Area

The city of West Point announced Wednesday they will convert eight 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers for the use of propane auto gas.


Bond set at $1 million for West Point man accused of murdering son

Posted 6/6/2011 in Area

Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son.


West Point man accused of shooting son

Posted 6/6/2011 in Area

A 69-year-old West Point man is at the center of an investigation into the murder of his 48-year-old son.


The Dispatch to introduce Saturday edition

Posted 6/4/2011 in Area

Starting in July, The Dispatch will begin printing a Saturday morning edition of the paper, 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 July 2, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.



Monroe coroner: Man found in field died of natural causes

Posted 6/2/2011 in Area

A Hamilton man found dead on Monday died of natural causes, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.



Choctaw Coroner: Inmate killed after attacking officer

Posted 6/2/2011 in Area

A Choctaw County fugitive who overpowered an Ackerman police officer and stole her cruiser at gunpoint is dead following a pursuit.



Missing Hamilton man found dead

Posted 5/31/2011 in Area

HAMILTON -- Authorities say an 81-year-old Monroe County man was found dead in a field behind his home Monday by two neighbors.



Memorial Day Closings

Posted 5/25/2011 in Area

The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.



Clay County man dies in 18-wheeler accident

Posted 5/25/2011 in Area

A Clay County man died Monday night when his vehicle was struck on the side of the road by an 18-wheeler.



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