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Oktibbeha County picks industrial park plan, pledges $7M toward development

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Monday to select the Golden Triangle Development LINK's large industrial park option - 400 acres near the Highway 82-Highway 25 juncture - as a potential development site and directed the organization to prepare a $7 million bond intent notice for the project.


CPD names suspect in weekend shooting

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 19-year-old allegedly involved in a Columbus shooting Saturday.

Area high school students earn national scholarships

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three local high school seniors have been be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.


'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two entertainers will be heading to the Market Street Festival before their show launches across Mississippi.



Court reverses 40 years of law on rape sentences

Posted earlier today in State

Even the Mississippi Supreme Court gets to change its mind.



12 county, city officials miss financial disclosure deadline

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Twelve of 31 elected officials in Oktibbeha County -- including three state lawmakers, three supervisors, three county incumbents and three Starkville aldermen -- failed to file their 2015 statements of economic interest online with the Mississippi Ethics Commission by Sunday's deadline.



Shots fired at Columbus Sprint Mart

Posted 4/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An early-morning shooting incident Saturday sent one person to a hospital with a gunshot wound in the ankle.


Habitat for Humanity provides home for beloved CHS manager

Posted 4/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some people leave home and become famous. Dennis Bailey, better known simply as "Cookie," became a local celebrity mainly sticking around.

National suicide rates up, CDC says

Posted 4/30/2016 in Area

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in April found that suicides across the U.S. have risen since 1999. That trend seems to hold true for Mississippi, too.

Oktibbeha supes to discuss site development guidelines, process

Posted 4/30/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha supervisors could call for public hearings to be scheduled Monday for the county's first set of site development guidelines and regulations.


After La. trial, man could be tried in Miss. burning death

Posted 4/30/2016 in State

A man charged in the burning death of a Mississippi woman might be taken back to that state for trial even if he is convicted on unrelated charges in Louisiana.



Group aims to reduce theft from agriculture operations in 3 states

Posted 4/30/2016 in State

A new group trying to reduce metal theft from agriculture operations in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.



Natchez school district to pay $127K to former principal

Posted 4/30/2016 in State

The Natchez-Adams School District will pay about $127,500 to a former principal, who successfully sued the district for wrongful termination.



Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.



Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?



Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

Posted 4/30/2016 in Business

Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.



16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said.



FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.


Two arrested for Walgreens burglary

Posted 4/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Texas residents have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Columbus pharmacy.

Volunteer Appreciation Day to honor youth

Posted 4/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer Columbus will host Volunteer Appreciation Day for young people from Lowndes, Noxubee and Monroe counties at the John C. Stennis Lock & Dam in Columbus on Saturday.


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