A Lowndes County supervisor told The Dispatch on Saturday that some members of the board are trying to force County Administrator Ralph Billingsley out of his job.
Columbus Light and Water will not disconnect customers or charge late fees for its services until further notice, the utility's board voted Thursday.
Amid an "extraordinary last few days" where news and recommendations on how to respond to the COVID-19 is "changing by the hour," Mayor Lynn Spruill asked aldermen Tuesday to declare a local state of emergency and announced sweeping changes to how the city will operate in the coming weeks.
It appears Lowndes County elections will return to paper ballots but not in time for November.
First they came for the hand sanitizer. Then the disinfectant. Then the toilet paper.
t was a little after 10 a.m. on a weekday. Another edition of the newspaper was printing on the press, and Don Rowe was sitting in my office.
My stepdaughter, Julia, has severe food allergies. We're talking peanuts, tree nuts, soy flour and soy protein.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission last week dismissed a public records complaint The Dispatch filed against East Mississippi Community College in October in lieu of obtaining requested copies of hype videos the school produced for its football team.
Lowndes County School District's board members are still weighing whether to turn over wastewater treatment at its West Lowndes facilities to Prairie Land Water Association.
On Friday, though, the question seemed to be more of "when" than "if."
It was cold Friday afternoon, but Willie Peterson was glad to be back to work all the same.
Climbing to the top few steps of a ladder leaned against the side of a house on Shady Street, he surveyed how well the roof work had held up to recent days of significant rainfall that finally ceased late Thursday afternoon. Then coming down from the ladder, Peterson began preparing for his next tasks.
The roof at the 2-year-old New Hope High School building has leaked as many as 115 times, 38 of which are confirmed splits in the roofing material, project architect Joey Henderson told Lowndes County School board members during a special-call meeting Tuesday evening.
A 4-3 vote Tuesday moved forward a resolution for Starkville aldermen to issue up to $25 million in general obligation bonds for park improvements, including building a tournament ready sports complex at Cornerstone Park off Highway 25.
The Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit system saw increased ridership in 2019 for its campus and city routes, director Jeremiah Dumas reported to the board of aldermen Tuesday.
Burns from a wax machine. Tiny nicks on her hands from an exacto knife.
Stephanie Minor remembers firmly, even somewhat fondly, these markers of her early years working in the small-town newspaper business.
Robyn Buxton roamed the halls of Sale Elementary as a wide-eyed first grader in 1971, probably at that time with no desire to ever be in the principal's office.
Now, that's exactly where she wants to be.
Rob Wolz is in his second year as a full-time aerospace engineering instructor at Mississippi State University.
Since January, Erin Stevens' life has looked pretty standard by Southern Baptist pastor's wife standards.
Development, or at least the promise of future development, dominated headlines in Starkville and Oktibbeha County in 2019.
It was a matter of minutes before Starkville firefighters were scheduled to eat Christmas dinner Wednesday evening at Fire Station 1 downtown.
Then a call sent several of the firefighters on duty scrambling to a business on Highway 12 not knowing what exactly awaited them or when they would return.
Bundled up in a coat and scarf, Patricia Hollis smiled and spoke to customers outside Kroger in Columbus Wednesday morning as she rang the familiar Salvation Army bell.
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