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Man arrested in Tenn. for Tabernacle Road home invasion

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted in connection with a July 19 Lowndes County home invasion is in custody in Tennessee, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

Setting boundaries in homes with firearms

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the time they were about 6 years old, Bruce Johnson's daughters knew he had guns in the house. They also knew not to touch the guns without an adult present, not to point them at anyone and not to show them to company.

Lowndes elderly beat heat with fans

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billie Crowell has lived in her home on Nashville Ferry Road for 30 years. For most of that time, she had to make do with a single window-unit air-conditioner, which meant many uncomfortable Mississippi summers.

CVB board member resigns

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board is short one member after Lester "Pinky" King submitted his letter of resignation on Monday.

Elmore in, Taylor out for Oktibbeha's circuit clerk race

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The field for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk's race grew to three candidates Monday after Deputy Elections Clerk Sheryl Elmore qualified for the Nov. 7 special election.

 

Oktibbeha fire chiefs stump for more funding

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's going to take more than selling chicken and catfish plates to fill the gaps of Oktibbeha County's seven volunteer fire departments' budgets.

 

UAS program flourishes at Mississippi State

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unmanned aerial systems research at Mississippi State University is gaining national and international prestige.

 

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade today against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

 

Many Mississippians see midyear insurance cost dip

Posted 7/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi customers may have noticed lowered health insurance premiums in recent weeks.

'Mississippi Encyclopedia' explores state's people, places, things

Posted 7/24/2017 in State

At 1,451 pages and nearly 9 pounds, "The Mississippi Encyclopedia" is something to behold. "Foot injuries," said Charles Reagan Wilson, a senior editor. "I see a lot of foot injuries from this book."

 

State salon board looks to trim backlog

Posted 7/24/2017 in State

A Mississippi agency that many people describe as a bureaucratic nightmare is getting a long-needed makeover.

 

Flier calling for boycotts further disrupts divisive Southside development issue

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flier circulating on social media calling for boycotts of three local businesses has made an already contentious Southside development issue even more divisive.

Five candidates emerging for Oktibbeha's circuit clerk race

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Oktibbeha County residents have either qualified for November's circuit clerk race or announced their intentions to run for the vacant position.

Everglade Ave. apartment shooting injures 1

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A July 8 shooting at an Everglade Avenue apartment complex in Starkville left one person injured and another person behind bars.

Wynn announces bid for vacant District 38 House seat

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lisa Wynn is the first candidate to qualify for Nov. 7's special election for District 38's vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat.

 

'Mississippi First': Medicaid in the Golden Triangle

Posted 7/22/2017 in Area

Prior to September 2016, Fred Williams was missing out. He couldn't play catch with his 4-year-old son, Fredrick Jr. He wasn't able to mow his own yard. And each of the six days a week he worked, he had trouble breathing, often having to take short breaks throughout the day to sit and catch his breath.

 

Planned talent show draws scam concerns

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A talent show set to take place in Columbus at the end of July could be suspicious, according to two involved local business directors.

Starkville-native and Disney art director speaks at library

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A few minutes into his presentation Friday at the Starkville Library, Andy Harkness realized nothing was going as planned.

 

Heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. today

Posted 7/22/2017 in State

Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas as heat indexes rise above 100 degrees.

 

 

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