It was the first quarter of the third game in the New Hope High School football season. E.J. Jenkins was running down the field with the football, trying to avoid Columbus High School defenders. The junior wide receiver then took an "awkward hit to the back of the head," and fell to the ground.
The Dispatch has a new editor, but her name will be familiar to many longtime readers.
You could say Perry Griggs has printer's ink in his blood, entering the profession in a Georgia printshop at 15 and quickly moving to the newspaper industry, where he rose from entry level pressman to production manager for news outlets across the South.
STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the two will appear in Clay County Justice Court after Morgan pressed misdemeanor charges a month ago. Norton, of Cedar Bluff, faces a charge of simple assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a fine of up to $500 and six months in jail.
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.
Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.
Campaign finances: Spending outpaces contributions by $30,000 in Lowndes County races
MACON -- If the amount of people who attended Saturday's funeral service is any indication, then O'Bryan Lashan Brandy had a heart the size of Noxubee County.
Mississippi voters face three ballot initiatives in Tuesday's election, with the most controversial and hotly-contested being Initiative 26, also known as the "Personhood Initiative."
Building Permits Oct. 18 - Oct. 26
Building Permits Oct. 11 - Oct. 17
Building Permits Oct. 4 - Oct. 11
Marriages and Divorces Oct. 19 - Oct. 26
Marriages and Divorces Oct. 13 - Oct. 18
Marriages and Divorces Oct. 5 - Oct. 12
Marriages and divorces for Columbus (October 26 through November 2); Lowndes County (October 26 through November 2) and Starkville (October 19 through November 2)
Building Permits for Columbus (October 25 through 31); Lowndes County (October 26 through November 2) and Starkville (October 1 through 31)
CALEDONIA -- Christmas is more than a month away, but Caledonia Town Marshall Ben Kilgore was grinning just the same Tuesday night after receiving a unanimous go-ahead from the Board of Aldermen to purchase a new police cruiser.
CALEDONIA - On the afternoon of Oct. 14, Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell was in the mood to celebrate.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers hit hard by bad weather in 2010 can begin applying for supplemental revenue assistance payments -- known as SURE -- on Nov. 14.
1. Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Princess owner plans to reopen theater COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY