State's health care coverage gap provides 'double whammy' for many in pandemic

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surges in the nation, federal funds may soon be available to cover the hospital treatments for uninsured COVID-19 patients, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

MSU will send more than 550 ventilators to UMMC for COVID-19 response

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Tate Reeves mentioned Wednesday, during his announcement of a two-week "shelter-in-place" order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that Mississippi State University would send ventilators to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Those veggies and flowers you never had time to grow? Just look at us now

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Community

Thursday's sun shone high and bright on 7-year-old Lucy Ann Richardson and big brother Craig, 14, as they helped their mom with gardening at home in Caledonia. Because of the novel coronavirus, Victoria and Chad Richardson's raised vegetable beds are about two to three weeks ahead of schedule than they'd normally be this time of year.

Portnoy places two stories in top 10 in national contest

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ben Portnoy, sports reporter for The Dispatch, earned two top-10 finishes in this year's national Associated Press Sports Editors competition.



Mississippi begins statewide stay-home order amid virus outbreak

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LCSO: Victim of fatal officer-involved shooting was armed

Mayor cuts city employees' hours until further notice

Columbus Lowe's reopens after brief COVID-19 closure

Stuck at home: Area's small towns turn inward to weather coronavirus crisis

Mississippi withholds some health prep info about virus

Inmate dies after fight in privately run Mississippi prison

Lowe's in Columbus closes temporarily after employee contracts COVID-19

Update: Victim in officer-involved shooting identified

Gov. Tate Reeves issues statewide shelter-in-place order



Police release video of altercation between Huck's owner and off-duty deputy

What does 'essential businesses and operations' include?

Laid off Starkville resident provides meals for others during quarantine

Business brief: Neel-Schaffer names John Cunningham Engineer Manager for Starkville office

Building permits for 4-2-20

Sentencing postponed indefinitely in pain cream fraud scheme

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