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Group’s effort to erect 120-foot cross on Highway 25 faces long odds against city permitting process
By Zack Plair 3 hours ago
The Holy Spirit is moving in communities all over Mississippi, Bob Daniels believes. He and a growing group of Christians in Starkville are wanting to
By Garrick Hodge 3 hours ago
It’s hard to say who missed Super Bulldog Weekend the most after COVID-19 wiped it out completely in 2020: businesses or the fans.
By Dispatch Staff Report 3 hours ago
The wife of a murdered New Hope man has been sentenced to 25 years in Mississippi Department of Corrections, ending a nearly six-year-long homicide case that saw a mother and daughter both sent to prison.
By Tyler B. Jones 3 hours ago
Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating Thursday’s house fire on Fulgham Road as arson. Oktibbeha County Fire Department arrived
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Zeke Miller/The Associated Press 3 hours ago
The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday.
By Slim Smith 2 days ago
The future home of the Confederate monument that was erected on the grounds of the Lowndes County Courthouse in 1912 is located in the southwest section of Friendship Cemetery, near the graves of unknown Confederate soldiers.
By Dispatch Staff Report 2 days ago
Though there have been no deaths from COVID-19 in the four-county area in several weeks, the numbers of cases in the Golden Triangle are creeping up, with 78 new cases reported between April 7 and 14.
By Tyler B. Jones 2 days ago
Columbus is getting an expanded community garden for fresh-grown produce for residents to enjoy.
By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press 2 days ago
Mississippi’s top elections official says he thinks people are doing a “hatchet job” on him over comments he made in a television interview about “woke” and “uninformed” voters on college campuses.
By Kim Chandler/The Associated Press 2 days ago
Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.
By Melinda Deslatte/The Associated Press 2 days ago
Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered to commercial fishermen minutes from the docks. Pop-up immunization clinics at a Buddhist temple, homeless shelters, truck stops and casinos, with shots available at night or on weekends.
By The Associated Press 2 days ago
Former Officer Derek Chauvin ‘s trial in George Floyd’s death will be in a jury’s hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand and tell the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck.
By Russ Bynum/The Associated Press 2 days ago
The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world Thursday, nearing the 200 millionth vaccine administered in a race to protect the population against COVID-19, even as other countries, rich and poor, struggle with stubbornly high infection rates and deaths.
By Christopher Rugaber and Joseph Pisani/AP Business Writers 2 days ago
A much-awaited economic boom coming off the pandemic recession appeared to edge closer to reality Thursday with fresh data showing the pace of layoffs dwindling, consumers spending freely and manufacturing rebounding.
By Slim Smith 3 days ago
Of all the bills passed into law by the Mississippi Legislature in 2021, one of them raised eyebrows.
By Dispatch Staff Report 3 days ago
Rob Bobo has been declared the Democratic primary winner in the West Point mayoral race after 19 outstanding absentee and affidavit votes were added to the totals Wednesday.
By Tyler B. Jones 3 days ago
It’s been a while since Shayla Paige has played the piano.
The Starkville High School junior and member of the school choir’s Chamber Singers, she’s excited to again “tickle the ivories” beginning next fall.
By Mary Pollitz 3 days ago
Renasant Bank has officially closed its Main Street location in Columbus. You may have noticed the new vacancy. The branch at 905 Main St. shuttered April 2, Renasant public relations vice president Liz McIntyre confirmed.
By Special to The Dispatch 3 days ago
East Mississippi Community College has announced the promotions of Dr. Michael Busby and Dr. Jairus Johnson to fill two dean of instruction positions.
By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press 3 days ago
The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that’s trying to block a voter-approved medical marijuana program by disputing how the issue got onto the ballot.
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