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Carleton joins Oxford police force

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Police Chief Tony Carleton has joined the Oxford Police Department.

Vasquez murder: Vasquez's family responds to Martinez's release

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The family of Manuel Vasquez has spoken out after the woman charged with helping dispose of his body following his murder bonded out of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on Friday.

Jeb Bush to attend Egg Bowl

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott might not be the most heavily guarded man in Starkville on Saturday.


Field of Dreams committee seeks plan

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Field of Dreams committee has tasked Columbus city engineer Kevin Stafford with creating a plan for the field so discussion on funding can move forward.


Starkville Christmas parade set for Monday

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's annual Christmas parade will roll through downtown Monday.


US issues travel warning in wake of attacks

Posted earlier today in National

Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant groups around the world, the State Department has warned.


Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

Posted earlier today in National

A street cleaner in a Paris suburb found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect's mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest -- or fleeing in fear.

Police hunting suspects in mass shooting in New Orleans park

Posted earlier today in National

Police on Monday sought to determine what touched off a wild shootout in a crowd of hundreds of people at a New Orleans playground, where an evening of fun at a block party swiftly turned into a nightmare.


Aberdeen schools settle lawsuit with former basketball coach

Posted earlier today in Area

Former Aberdeen High School basketball coach Roy Hazzle accepted $15,000 to settle his discrimination lawsuit against the Aberdeen School District.



Officer suspended during probe of incident at Ole Miss game

Posted earlier today in State

A New Albany police officer has been suspended with pay during an investigation about whether he punched a spectator at Saturday's Ole Miss-LSU football game.


Christmas festivities planned for downtown Columbus

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's Thanksgiving week and Columbus is beginning to get in a festive mood.


Starkville sales tax figures continue setting records

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's sales tax collections continued an upward historical trend in Fiscal Year 2014-2015, averaging more than $500,000 per month for the first time in the city's history.



Columbus residents graduate with skills to cleanup community

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday recognized 17 graduates from a job training program giving local residents the skills to clean-up the defunct Kerr-McGee plant in Columbus.



Oktibbeha man dies in weekend wreck

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is dead after a single-car crash in Starkville on Saturday night.



City of Tupelo saves money, generates $2.3 million this year

Posted yesterday in Area

The city of Tupelo has ended the last fiscal year with a $2.3 million surplus, which officials say will be used to fund large infrastructure projects.


Columbus sales tax growth continues

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' sales tax revenue is off to a booming start for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

Photo: Picking pecans

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jakaia Smith, 6, helps her great-grandmother, Juanita Smith, of Columbus, pour out pecans they gathered off Waverly Ferry Road on Friday. Jakaia is the daughter of Desiree Smith, of Columbus.


Police investigate New Orleans shooting that left 16 wounded

Posted yesterday in National

Police have been trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a crowded New Orleans park that left 16 people wounded and the mayor is calling on witnesses to come forward.



Federal lawyers fly to Minneapolis to investigate shooting

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. Justice Department attorneys were expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the killing of a black man that has prompted protests and calls for the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting to be prosecuted.


Vasquez murder: Accused mother-in-law speaks out

Posted 11/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lydia Martinez thought the popping noise was a firework the night her daughter, she claims, shot Manuel Vasquez.


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