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Business Moves with Mary: New restaurant open in Columbus

Posted 12/6/2018 in Business

There's a new home-cooked country restaurant open in Columbus.

A $10 BMW: Lowndes courthouse employee wins luxury car in raffle for St. Jude Children's Hospital

Posted 12/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last week, Ann Marie Langford, a deputy circuit court clerk, drove her Land Rover from home to her job at the Lowndes County Courthouse. She drove her new 2018 BMW 3201 back.

Retail Coach firm developing list of recruiting targets for Columbus

Posted 12/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As of Wednesday, Will Kline was approaching the halfway mark of the first phase of his plan to rebuild Columbus' reputation as the retail center for the Golden Triangle.

SPD seeking suspects in armed robberies

Posted 12/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance for a weekend armed robbery and two earlier cases that have not yet yielded arrests.

Starkville seeking funding for three bridge repair projects

Posted 12/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen have authorized applications for three city bridges to receive emergency repair funding from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.


Report: Propeller blade broke, causing military plane crash

Posted 12/6/2018 in State

Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman.



Marriages and divorces 12-6-18

Posted 12/6/2018 in Business



Building permits 12-6-18

Posted 12/6/2018 in Business



Bush, president and patriarch, is home for Texas burial

Posted 12/6/2018 in National

George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas.



Presidential funeral train will be first in nearly 50 years

Posted 12/6/2018 in National

The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies.



Court won't reopen lawsuit about Confederate-themed flag

Posted 12/6/2018 in State

A federal appeals court is not reviving a lawsuit that tried to block a Mississippi city from flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.



Mississippi has 1st pediatric death of current flu season

Posted 12/6/2018 in State

The Mississippi Department of Health is confirming the first pediatric influenza death in the state for the 2018-19 flu season.



Historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat can cruise again

Posted 12/6/2018 in National

After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers.


Locals recall Bush's 1989 visit to Golden Triangle

Posted 12/5/2018 in Area

The visit lasted only a few hours and was, by presidential standards, a no-frills affair. His contact with crowds was limited to waves and even some who shared the stage never got as far as shaking his hand. The event went through without a hitch, despite the drizzly weather. Yet almost 30 years later, those who were there still remember the day George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president, arrived in the Golden Triangle to deliver the commencement address at Mississippi State on May 13, 1989.

Columbus CFO suspended without pay in wake of budget deficit revelation

Posted 12/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle has been suspended for 16 working days, without pay, for failing to comply with job performance standards.

Board OKs 2019 Pride parade with limited discussion

Posted 12/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The approval for Starkville Pride's second parade proved to be much easier than the first, but the vote still wasn't unanimous.

Shooting victim had tense relationship with ex-girlfriend

Posted 12/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An arrest affidavit The Dispatch obtained from Lowndes County Justice Court sheds light on the tumultuous relationship between a weekend fatal shooting victim and the woman he was allegedly attacking when he was shot.


Deputies search for suspect in roadside robbery

Posted 12/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in a roadside armed robbery Tuesday afternoon.



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