School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.
A physical education coach at Walker Elementary School was struck by lightning while he sat in his office inside the school.
Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.
An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter on his way to a fire died Sunday in Monroe County after his SUV ran off the road and hit a tree.
That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.
Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists of the following flood advisory in Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties.
A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.
Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.
A Clay County woman has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for helping lure her brother into a fight that resulted in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend.
A 35-year-old Smithville woman died in Monroe County early Wednesday when she lost control of her minivan and crashed.
The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.
WEST POINT -- More than 50 parents swarmed Monday's meeting of the West Point School Board demanding a greater role in choosing the district's next superintendent.
Cotton is back and Mississippi farmers are hoping to cash in. Several years of declining global prices, which saw farmers across the country selling their cotton pickers and converting former cotton fields to grain crops, have created a shortage.
Six Columbus and Lowndes County families were evacuated from their homes Monday as a severe storm front swept across the state, causing power outages, damage and a death in Copiah County.
Some Golden Triangle-area schools let students out early as tornado watches and warnings broke out across north Mississippi and storms pushed toward Alabama this afternoon.
A judge has dismissed a murder count filed against Robert Rupert in the 1994 death of Carlos Carr.
Several changes have shaken up the candidate picture for Clay County elections. Would-be chancery clerk candidate Harold Lathon remains disqualified from running after meeting with the Clay County Democratic Executive Committee, and two of three candidates from the Collins family were also removed from the list of qualifiers.
Harold Lathon believes he's more than just a character to the voters of West Point and Clay County.
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