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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.



: 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.


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