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Columbus' response to Katrina

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it sent residents of New Orleans and the Mississippi coast scattering.

Long-sought dog heads out of town

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This story is about a stray dog that with the help of a handful of unknown people roamed a rural area of Columbus for months, always staying one step ahead of animal control officers, until Friday, when it stepped into a trap and began a journey toward a place far away from the Golden Triangle.

Finding a home after Katrina

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten years ago, on Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, struck the Gulf Coast.

No charges against MSU student

Posted 8/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As of Friday, no criminal charges had been filed against the 20-year-old detained on Mississippi State University's campus Thursday after officials received a tip about a possible active shooter near the Drill Field.

MUW named top grad school

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has been named among the top universities to pursue a master's degree by Washington Monthly magazine for the fourth consecutive year.


Judge is asked to block ban on adoption by gay couples

Posted 8/29/2015 in State

Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.



More than $1M raised for endowed chair honoring Jones

Posted 8/29/2015 in State

The University of Mississippi says more than $1 million has been raised for an endowed chair honoring outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.


Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later

Posted 8/29/2015 in National

The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one -- Emmett Till -- was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.

Easley files lawsuit over court records

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors claiming he was denied public records from Lowndes County Justice Court.

Swoope is area's first female bank president

Posted 8/28/2015 in Area

There is a picture of Jennifer Swoope, as a very little girl, sitting in the bank president's chair at BancorpSouth in West Point.

University: Nguyen will be charged with disorderly conduct

Posted 8/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 20-year-old Mississippi State University freshman was detained and referred to mental health specialists Thursday after law enforcement agents locked down the campus and scoured the Drill Field for an armed suspect.

Delinquent tax sale is Monday

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, on the last Monday in August, Mississippi counties hold delinquent tax sales. Each year, the sale features pretty much the same cast of characters, too, says Lowndes County tax assessor Greg Andrews.

Columbus man arrested, charged with 17 crimes

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing 17 felony charges -- each one involving either weapons or drugs -- after his Tuesday arrest.


Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.



Shootings make for tough media decisions

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.


Trump proposals risk deepening Republican rift on immigration

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.

Walker says he would aggressively confront Islamic terrorism

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."

Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from 2016 bid

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.


Pedestrian hit by car in New Hope

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was sent to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Thursday morning after being struck by a car in New Hope about 6:45 a.m.



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