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Dispatch managing editor arrested over incident at Trotter

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Managing editor Zack Plair was arrested in The Dispatch newsroom on misdemeanor charges Friday morning.


MUW to raise tuition 8.4 percent, MSU by 3 percent

Posted yesterday in Area

Students at Mississippi University for Women will see an 8.4 percent increase in base tuition this fall.

Storm damage scattered, minimal in Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Area

Severe storms that blew through the Golden Triangle Thursday evening seem to have caused minimal damage.

High water continues to affect traffic on Tenn-Tom

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been almost seven weeks since heavy flooding shut down commercial traffic on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway between Coffeeville, Alabama, and Aberdeen.

Police: missing girl found safe

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A missing teenage girl has been found in good condition, according to police.

Steens woman hits boyfriend with vehicle

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens woman was arrested after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a car Wednesday night.


Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Posted yesterday in Area

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.



Mississippi woman dies following rescue from flash flooding

Posted yesterday in State

A central Mississippi woman has died days after being rescued from a flash flood. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart tells WLBT-TV that 44-year-old that Malisa Wortham died Tuesday at a local hospital.



In wake of Mueller report, Congress mulls next steps

Posted yesterday in National

It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.


Lowndes County man accused of assaulting teen

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child from Columbus.

'We will be proficient': Stokes-Beard Elementary students create video for upcoming state assessment

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a video on social media that depicts two Columbus Municipal School District students as animated characters, cheering about the upcoming end-of-year state assessments.

Three CPD officers accept promotions with no raises

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus police officers will accept promotions but will not receive their corresponding pay raises until the city lifts a hiring freeze imposed to help curb spending.

Starkville to fund new sludge treatment plant

Posted 4/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities Department is preparing to install new equipment to sustainably handle sludge at the city's wastewater plant after aldermen approved a $10 million bond issue on Tuesday.

Business Moves with Mary: Two Brothers Smoked Meats to expand in Cotton District

Posted 4/18/2019 in Business

Right now, Two Brothers Smoked Meats can seat about 35 customers at its restaurant on Rue Du Grand Fromage in Starkville's Cotton District.

Fourth Camelot Apartments robbery suspect sentenced

Posted 4/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The final suspect in a May 2017 armed robbery at the Camelot Apartments has been sentenced after pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court earlier this week.

Columbus man arrested for assault following fight with another man

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing an aggravated assault charge after authorities say he injured another man so severely the victim had to be hospitalized.


Building permits for 4-18-19

Posted 4/18/2019 in Business



Mississippi drivers can put flag minus rebel X on license plate

Posted 4/18/2019 in State

Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate.



Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States.



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