February 16, 2013 11:21:34 PM
Carl Smith has joined the Commercial Dispatch staff, managing editor Slim Smith (no relation) announced Friday.
Smith, 28, will serve as a reporter in the Starkville bureau. He comes to the Dispatch from the Starkville Daily News, where he served as the paper's news editor.
The Indianola native studied at Mississippi State University, where he worked as a staff writer and, later, as editor of The Reflector, the MSU student newspaper. After leaving MSU, Smith served as a staff writer for the Magee Courier for two years before returning to Starkville in 2011.
"We are excited by Carl's addition to our staff," Slim Smith said. "His knowledge of the Starkville area and his work ethic will greatly enhance our news operation in Starkville."
Smith will replace Micah Green, who has served as the Starkville bureau reporter since last May. Green will move into a position as a Dispatch staff photographer.