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Henderson Ward-Stewart locked down during brief escape

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An alleged burglar's brief escape from custody caused Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District officials to lock down a nearby elementary school Monday.

 

 

Columbus High lockdown lifted after CPD calls off search for suspect

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The lockdown on Columbus High School has been lifted, and the Columbus Police Department has called off a search for a potentially armed suspect in the woods around the school.

 

Two arrested in weekend robbery, car chase

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents Eltoro Harris, 35, and Quareantae Miller, 16, are both in custody and awaiting formal charges after an early Sunday morning armed robbery that was followed by a possibly related car chase.

 

Legislative bills highlight specific issues

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the 2017 legislative session moves on, local lawmakers are hoping to draw support on bills for a range of issues, from stricter DUI enforcement to criminal justice reform.

 

 

Human resources recruiter enters Starkville mayoral race as a Democrat

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Democratic Primary for Starkville's mayoral race is now needed after a second resident filed their campaign paperwork Friday at City Hall.

 

 

Moore launches Starkville mayoral bid

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three Democrats have now qualified for Starkville's mayoral race after local attorney Johnny Moore filed his qualification paperwork at City Hall Monday.

 

Arrest made in Jack's restaurant case

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman accused of serving a cheeseburger smeared with her bodily fluids to a customer at Jack's Restaurant in early January has turned herself in to the Columbus Police Department.

Police consultant promises transparency, community involvement in CPD analysis

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A consultant tasked with analyzing Columbus Police Department promised transparency during his first public appearance since his hire last Tuesday.

Locals at inauguration: 'Just wonderful'

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents are returning home after what they described as successful trips to President Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Registering their dissent: Nearly 1,000 attend Women's March in Jackson

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"827 going." That was the number on the Women's March on Jackson Facebook event page when I checked it for the fifth time Saturday morning.

 

Missing man's body found in Monroe Co.

Posted 1/21/2017 in Area

Monroe County sheriff's deputies have found the body of a Nettleton man who had been missing for three weeks.

 

 

Autopsy report for slain Mississippi nuns still unfinished

Posted 1/21/2017 in State

The Mississippi medical examiner is still working on an autopsy report for two nuns who were killed five months ago in the community where they had done charity work for years.

 

 

President Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

 

 

Bill would allow brain injury rehab center in Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2017 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could approve development of a residential rehabilitation center for people recovering from brain injuries.

 

4 dead after tornado rips through south Miss.

Posted 1/21/2017 in State

Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a region in southern Mississippi, officials said.

 

Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.

 

 

On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet.

 

 

Champagne corks pop in Moscow at Trump's inauguration

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

Champagne corks popped Friday in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries.

 

CPD names suspect in Jack's incident

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a local woman in connection to an alleged Jan. 7 food contamination incident at Jack's Restaurant.

 

Poe enters Starkville mayoral race as a Democrat

Posted 1/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Democratic Primary for Starkville's mayoral race is now needed after a second resident filed their campaign paperwork Friday at City Hall.

 

 

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