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The Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle hosts youth cooking demonstration to help fight childhood hunger

Posted earlier today in Area

Fifty children started tearing up during a special program at the Boys and Girls Club Thursday, but the adults in the room urged them not to worry -- crying while chopping onions is a common occurrence.

GEDs provide opportunities for 21 excited graduates

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roger Jones, 33, was set to graduate with honors from Maben High School in 2003, until he was arrested for a drug charge weeks before commencement.

'Father' time: MSU fans take fathers, sons on first pilgrimages to CWS in Omaha

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The heart-warming storyline of Mississippi State's trip to the College World Series has been that of Matt Lea, who surprised his father Bill, who is battling Alzheimer's disease, with tickets and a trip to Omaha.


Analysis: GOP runoff candidates embrace Trump ideas

Posted earlier today in State

Two candidates in a Republican primary runoff for a congressional race in central Mississippi agree on many big issues, including their overall support for President Donald Trump.



Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Posted earlier today in National

The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.



First lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated

Posted earlier today in National

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office.



Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Posted earlier today in National

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly."



Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Posted earlier today in National

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.



Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

Posted earlier today in State

One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home.


Developer agrees to purchase Lee for $450K

Posted 6/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A limited liability company called Military Lee LLC on Friday announced its intention to purchase the former Lee Middle School property on Military Road for $450,000.

Dispatch earns 16 Press Association awards

Posted 6/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch took home 16 awards, including five first place prizes, from the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest luncheon Saturday in New Orleans.

Greco joins Dispatch as government reporter

Posted 6/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hannah Greco has joined The Dispatch staff as local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.

'This is a place for miracles': Church formerly on the brink of condemnation celebrates fresh start

Posted 6/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville pastor Mary Carr had been preaching at Antioch Baptist Church for 13 years last November when she learned her church home would face condemnation if the building didn't receive repairs.

Starkville may soon begin accepting bids for infrastructure project

Posted 6/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen confirmed in a Friday work session at city hall it will vote at its next board meeting on whether to begin accepting proposals from contractors for replacing water and sewer infrastructure in Starkville's Pleasant Acres neighborhood.

CRA distances itself from Realtor's 'threatening' letters to Burns Bottom property owners

Posted 6/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local Realtor representing the Columbus Redevelopment Authority sent letters to at least 11 property owners in the Burns Bottom neighborhood saying if they did not agree to sell their lots by Tuesday, the CRA would get a court order to forcibly purchase them for a lower price.


Black Caucus backs Baria in Dem primary runoff for US Senate

Posted 6/16/2018 in State

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary runoff for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat, but a caucus member who lost in the primary questioned the decision.



Hughes seeks to push past Guest in congressional GOP runoff

Posted 6/16/2018 in State

A candidate is aiming for a come-from-behind victory in a June 26 Republican primary runoff for a congressional seat in Mississippi.



Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House.



Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.



China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.



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