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Body found in southern Noxubee County

Posted yesterday in Area

A woman's body was found in Noxubee County Tuesday night.

 

Mayor: Lewis review will be five-month process

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith said Tuesday he expects a five-month timeline for tracking the progress of Columbus police chief Oscar Lewis.

Man accused of killing, burning victim pleas

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of killing a woman and burning her trailer pleaded guilty this week in Lowndes County Circuit Court to second-degree murder.

Tax hike to fund Burns Bottom development

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen unanimously approved a one-mil tax increase for Fiscal Year 2018 to help fund a $3.2 million urban renewal bond for the Columbus Redevelopment Authority.

Judge stays Moore challenge ahead of Spruill appeal

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore's election challenge remains on hold after Special Circuit Judge Barry Ford stayed the matter ahead of an anticipated appeal from Mayor Lynn Spruill.

 

Historians: Confederate emblem 'symbol of racial terror'

Posted yesterday in State

Historians in Mississippi say the Confederate battle emblem is a "symbol of racial terror" that needs to be stripped from the state flag.

 

 

Regulators, utility split on Mississippi power plant rates

Posted yesterday in State

Regulators and Mississippi Power Co. disagree over how much money the company should get for the functioning portion of its Kemper County power plant.

 

 

Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger.

 

 

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after violence

Posted yesterday in National

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.

 

 

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

Posted yesterday in National

The commander of the Navy's Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.

 

 

As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

Posted yesterday in National

As North Korea vowed "merciless retaliation" against U.S.-South Korean military drills that it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior U.S. military commanders today dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang.

 

Thousands take in eclipse in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/22/2017 in Area

Stubborn clouds lingered over Mississippi State University's Drill Field for nearly 45 minutes leading to the Great American Eclipse's peak in Starkville.

Little rescinds call for alcohol referendum

Posted 8/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little will not call for a non-binding public vote on two proposed changes to Starkville's alcohol ordinances after the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office informed him a November referendum must be paid for and administered by the city.

 

Police seek three in armed robbery case

Posted 8/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police are seeking three suspects in connection with an alleged armed robbery Monday evening.

 

Mack Fowler cold case murder suspect indicted

Posted 8/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused in a 20-year-old Columbus homicide has been indicted for one count of capital murder.

SOCSD eyes new administrative home on Lynn Lane

Posted 8/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A potential property acquisition could move many of Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's administrative functions to the former Mississippi State Department of Health office on Lynn Lane and give Oktibbeha County supervisors access to surplus property.

 

Marine crash inquiry continues, but no answers expected soon

Posted 8/22/2017 in State

Military investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor in Mississippi in July, but it could be a year or more until any information becomes public.

 

 

Texas college could influence other Confederate statue moves

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

The University of Texas' abrupt decision to remove Confederate statues in the middle of the night after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raises the question of whether other public universities, cities and towns across the state will follow its lead.

 

 

Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win."

 

 

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