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MSMS junior to represent Miss. in national poetry competition

Posted 3/25/2015 in Area

Joy Carino, a junior at Mississippi School for Math and Science, has won the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition and will continue to the national competition in Washington, D.C., next month.

MSU hires Howland, former UCLA basketball coach

Posted 3/23/2015 in Area

Mississippi State has found a new leader for its men's basketball program.

A Dispatch special report: In Macon, a senseless act

Posted 3/21/2015 in Area

On March 2, Kristopher Haywood was shot in the head. He died two days later. His heart still beats in Mississippi.


Grandma faces death in girl's running death

Posted 3/21/2015 in Area

Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.


Marty Turner files assault complaint against Leroy Brooks

Posted 3/20/2015 in Area

Democratic challenger to District 5 supervisor incumbent filed assault paperwork Thursday.


Golden Triangle sales tax rises

Posted 3/19/2015 in Area

Two of the Golden Triangle's three largest cities saw increases in sales tax revenue received in March.



People in the South move more than other regions

Posted 3/19/2015 in Area

Southerners moved a bit more last year than people who lived in any other region of the United States.



Running death trial could hinge on 1 word from 911 recording

Posted 3/16/2015 in Area

One word on a 911 recording could help decide the fate of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she died.


Arrest report: 3-15-15

Posted 3/14/2015 in Area

Study reveals chronic absenteeism in Miss. schools

Posted 3/13/2015 in Area

Eighty percent of success is showing up, the saying goes. For 74,299 public school students in Mississippi -- 15 percent of kindergarten through 12th grade students -- that isn't happening.


Lowndes unemployment rate above 9 percent

Posted 3/12/2015 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security released its monthly labor report Wednesday, but unlike previous months, the most recent unemployment statistics do not include comparisons to the previous month or year statistics.


Early College High School accepting applications

Posted 3/11/2015 in Area

Local eighth graders interested in an unique, rigorous high school experience can apply to Mississippi's first early college high school.


West Point fire, police departments engage in spring training

Posted 3/11/2015 in Area

Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer presided over Tuesday's board of selectmen meeting in West Point due to the absence of Mayor Robbie Robinson.


West Point artist's work redefines city's appearance

Posted 3/9/2015 in Area

Many murals now adorn Main Street West Point buildings, thanks to Deborah Mansfield.


Hamilton High School to host blood drive

Posted 3/9/2015 in Area

Hamilton High School and United Blood Services will team up for a March 19 blood drive at the school's campus.


In an old gym, something new

Posted 3/7/2015 in Area

If you build it, they will come.


Groups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama

Posted 3/7/2015 in Area

A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to expand a suit challenging the state's gay-marriage ban.


West Point woman charged with exploitation

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

A West Point woman is facing charges of exploitation during her employment at a Columbus nursing home.

Cold rolls in, closures through area

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

Freezing precipitation began before daybreak in parts of the Golden Triangle and the forecast called for the cold, ice and snow to get worse through at least noon today.


Macon shooting victim dies in Jackson

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

A Macon service station attendant shot Monday night during an armed robbery has died.



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