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Poe enters Starkville mayoral race as a Democrat

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Democratic Primary for Starkville's mayoral race is now needed after a second resident filed their campaign paperwork Friday at City Hall.


Turner's attorney responds to city claims in lawsuit

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An attorney representing Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner continues to assert that Mayor Robert Smith acted beyond the limits of his authority when he deactivated Turner's city-issued phone last summer.

Golden Triangle residents head to women's marches Saturday

Posted yesterday in Area

Tonight, Starkville resident Karin Lee will get on a plane bound for Washington, D.C., with nothing but her purse, a change of underwear and a pair of socks.

Starkville eyes $500K subsidy for SPD

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Dist. 37 Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, both said they're hopeful state lawmakers will help fund two Oktibbeha County-specific projects this legislative term.

MUW Conference to feature six leaders in cardio medicine

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometimes what you get depends on who you know.

Teen charged in November shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after officers with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested him Wednesday for a November shooting in Columbus.


Miss. high school graduation rate rises for third year

Posted yesterday in State

A larger share of Mississippi high schoolers than ever before is graduating, thanks in part to stronger efforts to keep kids in school but also to changed graduation requirements.



Republican-led Miss. Senate commends Obama

Posted yesterday in State

The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama's agenda, but in an apparent bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate adopted a resolution Thursday calling the Democrat "one of the most consequential presidents in recent history."



First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

Posted yesterday in National

It's supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president on Inauguration Day.



Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

Posted yesterday in National

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee nearly $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation.



Perry vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

Posted yesterday in National

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change.



Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

Posted yesterday in National

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.



Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

Posted yesterday in National

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.


Man jailed after being caught in former romantic partner's home

Posted 1/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after a former romantic partner came home Friday night to find him in her house.


Police searching for Texaco robbery suspect

Posted 1/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspect in a Tuesday night armed robbery at the Texaco at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Military Road.


Trio of local Republican women in DC for inauguration

Posted 1/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Norma Sanders, Rissa Lawrence and Brenda Willis started planning for Friday's presidential inauguration before even Team Trump.

A Little of Everything consignment shop moves downtown

Posted 1/19/2017 in Business

The landscape of both downtown Columbus and Starkville is changing little by little.

Tax offices upgrade computers, anticipate new requirements

Posted 1/19/2017 in Area

Mississippi tax assessors are busy preparing to implement a new vehicle registration system that may help with stricter auto insurance enforcement.

Yellow Jackets hire new football coach

Posted 1/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kemper County High School football coach Chris Jones left a good impression on Starkville High School Athletic Director Milton Smith Sr. after an interview for the new Starkville High football coach position.


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