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Celebrating the Fourth

Posted 7/4/2010 in Area

Fireworks may be illegal in the Golden Triangle's three hub cities, but business was still booming Saturday at local fireworks stands as the July 4 holiday approached.


Schools fight slim budgets

Posted 7/4/2010 in Area

Throughout the state, school districts are faced with cutting areas they never have in the past. And one thing is clear as school leaders struggle to preserve the classroom: Nothing is sacred.



West Point board OKs budget

Posted 7/4/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point's Board of Selectmen waited until the last day to vote on the city's 2011 budget, but Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman says it was necessary.



4-County names Parra interim general manager

Posted 7/2/2010 in Area

The 4-County Electric Power Association Board of Directors has appointed Dale Parra as the cooperative's interim general manager.


Area businesses make the Best in Mississippi list

Posted 7/1/2010 in Area

Several Golden Triangle businesses were listed among the state's best in Mississippi Magazine's recently released Best of Mississippi rankings.

Limbert's tenure, marked with storms and successes, comes to end at MUW

Posted 6/30/2010 in Area

Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.


Lender advocates: Education key to responsible lending

Posted 6/30/2010 in Area

In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.


Edmonds tries to move on, but won't forget

Posted 6/28/2010 in Area

More than a year removed from the not-guilty verdict which restored his life, Tyler Edmonds is still searching for peace.


Dispatch captures 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Posted 6/28/2010 in Area

The Dispatch captured 16 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for sports coverage, lifestyles section and special section.


West Point gardeners, farmers share their bounty at market

Posted 6/26/2010 in Area

Following the examples of Columbus and Starkville, the City of West Point began its own farmers' market on the first weekend in June, and four weeks later, it's off to a booming start.

Casualty of Gulf oil spill: Local po'boys

Posted 6/25/2010 in Area

Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.


WCBI restoring signal to over-the-air viewers

Posted 6/23/2010 in Area

After being down for some customers for weeks, Columbus-based WCBI-TV expects its signal to be fully restored this week.


A bad payday: Momentum building for moratorium against loan businesses

Posted 6/23/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- A Columbus native is part of a quest to stop the advance of payday lenders throughout the state, and West Point is next on his list of targets.


Woman dies in wreck

Posted 6/17/2010 in Area

An one-car accident on Highway 14 in Noxubee County killed one person Wednesday afternoon.



NEMS360: Toyota plans to make announcement about Blue Springs (link)

Posted 6/16/2010 in Area


A legacy on the diamond: Columbus to honor ballplayer Sam Hairston

Posted 6/16/2010 in Area

Sam Hairston was born in Crawford in a small house on Plum Grove Road, a meandering 1 1/2-lane street that winds its way through county fields. He came up through the Lowndes school system, and he loved baseball.


Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Area

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.


Columbus, West Point men arrested on drug charges

Posted 6/14/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Two men -- one from Columbus, the other from West Point -- remained in jail on drug charges, Friday afternoon.


Aberdeen alderman sued for lack of loan payment

Posted 6/11/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- Aberdeen Ward 2 Alderman Cloyd Garth is being sued for defaulting on a federal student loan.



WCBI TV works to restore signal

Posted 6/10/2010 in Area

WCBI-TV in Columbus restored cable signal to Comcast subscribers Tuesday night and is working on Metrocast next, the station's general manager said Wednesday. Viewers receiving over-the-air signals, however, may have to wait up to two weeks.



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