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Arrest report for 2-15-19

Posted 2/15/2019 in Area

Car stolen from West Point found burned in Oktibbeha

Posted 2/13/2019 in Area

Oktibbeha County and West Point law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect in an arson of a stolen vehicle.

Photo: Mississippi House honors retired U.S. Marshal

Posted 2/13/2019 in Area

The Mississippi House of Representatives honored Dennis J. Erby, center, holding resolution, for his service Wednesday as a United States Marshal of the Northern District of Mississippi and congratulate him upon his retirement in the last year.

Personal trainers offer 'accountability' to those who want to begin exercising

Posted 2/12/2019 in Area

Starkville resident Chelsi Brasher, a 33-year-old mother of three, wanted to get back in shape during the new year after giving birth to twins last year. Columbus resident Roya Asadi's New Year's resolution was to fit into dresses from when she was younger.

Arrest report for 2-7-19

Posted 2/7/2019 in Area

Airport property bill, sales tax increases in GTR cities, all make it out of committee

Posted 2/6/2019 in Area

Legislation for local projects survived a critical Tuesday deadline in the Mississippi Legislature for moving general bills from committee to the full House and Senate.

BGC Golden Triangle seeking grant funding for new clubs

Posted 2/5/2019 in Area

The Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle is pushing along with preliminary steps to seek funding for a new center in Oktibbeha County.

State Senate bills seek to allow religious, philosophical exemptions for vaccinating children

Posted 2/3/2019 in Area

Four years ago, Mary Esther Elam's son, Cole, was battling for his life against cancer. The disease severely weakened his immune system, and Elam said the family relied on "herd immunity" while he was sick.

Minichino takes position at MUW

Posted 2/3/2019 in Area

Adam Minichino, longtime sports editor for The Dispatch, has accepted a communications specialist position at Mississippi University for Women's Public Affairs office.

Walters named sports editor at The Dispatch

Posted 2/3/2019 in Area

Scott Walters has been named sports editor for The Dispatch.

2-percent bill awaits governor's signature

Posted 2/1/2019 in Area

A long-debated 2-percent restaurant sales tax is a stroke of a pen away from returning to Columbus.

Drug raids take days, weeks of planning

Posted 1/31/2019 in Area

The moment before narcotics agents and SWAT team members enter a home on a drug raid is quiet. Lt. Mahyar Netadj, a patrol officer with Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office who served on the county's drug task force for eight years, said he's probably been on hundreds of such raids.


One fatality in West Point car crash

Posted 1/28/2019 in Area

A West Point man died in a two-car wreck Sunday afternoon, according to a Mississippi Highway Patrol press release. MHP responded to the wreck around 2:21 p.m. on Highway 50 at Barton Ferry Road.


Photo: Good Work

Posted 1/28/2019 in Area

4-County weighs broadband in light of new legislation

Posted 1/26/2019 in Area

When the Mississippi Legislature took up a bill that would allow the state's electric cooperatives to provide broadband service to its customers, the term "high speed" was the operative word -- in more ways than one.

Arrest report for 1-27-19

Posted 1/26/2019 in Area

Agencies organizing support drives for federal workers

Posted 1/25/2019 in Area

The day before President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government after the longest shutdown in United States history, Golden Triangle agencies publicly asked for community donations to help local federal employees who have gone for more than a month without pay.

MDOT funds 7 bridge repairs in Okt., 1 in Lowndes

Posted 1/23/2019 in Area

Lowndes County, Oktibbeha County and Starkville have landed more than $4.6 million combined in state funding for eight bridge repair projects through the Mississippi Department of Transportation's Emergency Road and Bridge repair program.

Arrest report for 1-23-19

Posted 1/23/2019 in Area

Nine coders graduate from inaugural GTR Coding Academy

Posted 1/22/2019 in Area

When Kingdom McGee had to withdraw from Mississippi State University, he didn't know his next step. McGee, 23, was diagnosed with severe blood clots and never thought he would walk again. The Crawford native said he saw a newspaper on his table advertising 11-month free tuition for a coding academy in Columbus. McGee's health started to improve and he decided to take a chance.


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