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Unemployment continues to drop in Golden Triangle

Posted 6/22/2017 in Area

School is out ... and it shows.

Rep. Kelly confirms he was first target of Virginia shooter

Posted 6/15/2017 in Area

Mississippi Rep. Trent Kelly was the first intended victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball park, where members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game.

Noxubee rife with unverified convict sightings

Posted 6/15/2017 in Area

Authorities have so far been unable to verify numerous reports in Noxubee County that two escaped convicts from Georgia have been spotted in the Macon area.

Report: State still lags behind in child well-being

Posted 6/14/2017 in Area

Lakesha Richardson said the fire that destroyed her home in April was a mixed blessing.

Local summer meal programs see rising participation

Posted 6/9/2017 in Area

The Columbus Municipal and Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated school districts expect to serve a combined total of more than 55,000 meals this summer to children in need.

Power struggle: Aberdeen mayor, aldermen at odds over who leads electric department

Posted 6/9/2017 in Area

An ongoing series of developments, including conflicting board votes and accusations of an illegal meeting, is pitting Aberdeen's city government against itself in a struggle over who is the city electric department head.


Body of 4th Illinois resident found after Mississippi crash

Posted 6/8/2017 in Area

Searchers on Wednesday found the body of an Illinois woman who was missing after a sport utility vehicle carrying four people crashed more than a week ago in Mississippi.


Photos: Election day

Posted 6/6/2017 in Area

Mike Davis casts his vote this morning at Carrier Lodge in Columbus' Ward 5 councilman election as well as the city's mayoral election.


Best of the Triangle contest returns with online voting

Posted 6/3/2017 in Area

The Commercial Dispatch's decade-long tradition of recognizing outstanding area businesses will continue this year as voting for its annual Best of the Triangle competition takes place this month.


Prescription for fraud: Recent medical professional arrests highlight increasing pain killer problem

Posted 6/3/2017 in Area

Last year medical professionals in the state of Mississippi prescribed enough pain killers to give each person in the state approximately 70 dosages of prescription pain medication.

4-County members use pocket change to fund grants for community organizations

Posted 6/3/2017 in Area

For the small communities which 4-County Electric Power Association serves, sometimes even the basic tools are budget-busters.

Summer jobs programs cut, downsized

Posted 6/1/2017 in Area

As one summer jobs program ends a 23-year run, another will continue in the Golden Triangle.

LINK employee leaves to lead Monroe Chamber

Posted 5/31/2017 in Area

Hamilton native Chelsea Thompson Baulch has taken a position as executive director at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.


MHP reports 122 crashes over holiday weekend

Posted 5/31/2017 in Area

Mississippi Highway Patrol released figures on highway safety during the Memorial Day weekend on Tuesday, reporting 122 crashes, including two fatal collisions, and 110 impaired driving arrests.


Hire Mississippi could help local contractors

Posted 5/26/2017 in Area

There are likely few state officials who spend more time on the road than Brandon Presley, the Northern District commissioner for the Mississippi Public Service Commission.


Alabama's governor signs protections for Confederate, other monuments

Posted 5/26/2017 in Area

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law sweeping protections for Confederate and other long-standing monuments, a move that comes as some Southern cities remove Confederate monuments from public grounds.



Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

Posted 5/26/2017 in Area

An inmate once called the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early today for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting.


Unemployment rates continue to fall across the board

Posted 5/25/2017 in Area

The April unemployment data, released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, showed steady improvement on the local, state and national levels.

Forestry Commission bracing for budget cuts

Posted 5/23/2017 in Area

Budget cuts are forcing the Mississippi Forestry Commission to reorganize and cut 75 jobs in the process.


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