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Princess owner plans to reopen theater

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Princess Theater owner Bart Lawrence plans to open the theater portion of his downtown nightclub for public events on Saturday with or without Columbus City Council approval.

Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins said someone needed to fight for God against Starkville's "whiskey bill."

Prince named to SOCSD board on third try

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The third time was the charm for Debra Prince.

Man jailed for Caledonia sexual battery

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is being charged with the sexual battery of a woman in Caledonia last week.

GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six years ago, Jill Savely didn't know what an early college high school was.

Hospital lends warmth to humane society

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda Comer had an idea a while back and she knew just who to take it to.

Woman arrested for allegedly stealing credit card information

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is behind bars on multiple counts of identity theft.

 

Mississippi teacher on leave after racist Facebook post

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi teacher is out of the classroom after a racist Facebook post.

 

 

One last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

Posted yesterday in National

Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

 

 

Survey: Childhood obesity may be falling in Mississippi

Posted yesterday in State

New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier.

 

 

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Posted yesterday in National

Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

 

 

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

Posted yesterday in National

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217.

 

Area students check out college options

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judd Williams has been all over eastern Mississippi talking to high school seniors at college fairs about admission at Mississippi State University.

 

Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office received a report Monday of what are apparently extremely old human remains that were discovered on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

 

New West Point police chief returns to where career began

Posted 9/19/2017 in Area

To Avery Cook, teaching kids karate at the CK&A Karate School downtown has some parallels to policing.

Supes to review hospital bids next week

Posted 9/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors will meet next week to review bids the county received for OCH Regional Medical Center.

 

White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

Posted 9/19/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday named a lawyer and former NFL player as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as the administration faces criticism from those institutions of promises unkept.

 

 

Ole Miss could swap black bear mascot

Posted 9/19/2017 in State

Years after it traded Colonel Reb for a bear, the University of Mississippi could again change its sidelines sports mascot.

 

 

Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

Posted 9/19/2017 in State

Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two.

 

 

Miss. hometown honors author of civil rights memoir

Posted 9/19/2017 in State

A civil rights activist who wrote about challenging segregation in the South was honored in her hometown, two years after her death.

 

 

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