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Missing Starkville woman returns home

Posted 8/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville teenager reported missing Friday has returned home safely.

Alleged Clay County arsonists also charged in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/27/2016 in Area

Oktibbeha County deputies charged two suspects alleged in an ongoing Clay County arson investigation with similar felonies in the last two weeks.

Golden Triangle native asks for children's books to restock Baton Rouge library

Posted 8/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Aug. 18, four days after the rains stopped, librarian Trey Veazey walked through the front doors of his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elementary school to see if anything could be salvaged.

Property re-appraisals show stability in real estate market

Posted 8/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although you probably have not realized it, Greg Andrews or a member of his staff has been to your house or business and driven past your property three other times in the last four years.

Photo: A Goose and her goslings

Posted 8/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local fans of Mother Goose give her a big hug during the Mother Goose Picnic held at the Lee Home Friday.


Man arrested in killings of 2 Miss. nuns

Posted 8/27/2016 in State

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shocking killing that rocked the small town communities where the women served, authorities said.



Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

Posted 8/27/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.



Louisiana's four-legged flood victims await reunions, homes

Posted 8/27/2016 in National

Two weeks ago, fast-rising floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave their beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded through chest-deep water to reach dry ground.


Holloway convicted on simple assault charges

Posted 8/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway was found guilty of two counts of simple assault Friday after he admitted to firing a handgun into the air during a confrontation with his neighbor last year.

Lowndes County jail administrator talks contraband

Posted 8/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Michael Williams was charged with possessing a controlled substance last week, he was already at the jail. He was arrested for having methamphetamine in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, a crime that carries a felony charge whether possessing the controlled substance outside the jail is a felony or not.

Armyworms ravaging yards, pastures

Posted 8/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A severe outbreak of fall armyworms is wreaking havoc in yards and fields across Mississippi.

Oktibbeha Co. Lake repair bids come in under July estimate

Posted 8/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors received bids from seven companies Thursday competing to handle approximately 800 feet of slope repairs at Oktibbeha County Lake, and all seven bids came in under a July estimate forecasting costs at about $1.5 million.

Deputies arrest suspected Clay County arsonist

Posted 8/26/2016 in Area

A Houston man who allegedly hired three others to set a fire at the West Point Stockyard was arrested Thursday by Clay County deputies.

Gosney talks Air Force base goals

Posted 8/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a month of command of the 14th Flying Training Wing under his belt, Col. Douglas "Gos" Gosney met with the Base Community Council to lay out some goals for his time at Columbus Air Force Base.

The Sherman Business Report: JCG Apparel grand opening in Starkville

Posted 8/25/2016 in Business

JCG Apparel, formerly JC Graphics, in Starkville is relocating from 500 Russell St. to 221 E. Main St. in the Hotel Chester building.

City rolls out code enforcement app

Posted 8/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has introduced a new app that aims to make it easier for citizens to report code violations.

VA reps hold meeting for local veterans

Posted 8/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a town hall meeting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Columbus Wednesday, local veterans told the director of the Veterans Affairs hospital in Jackson they were angry about the treatment they'd received from staff there.

Starkville man gets 8 years for supporting ISIS

Posted 8/25/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi man who once tried to join the Islamic State group credited arresting FBI agents with saving his life as he was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday, telling a federal judge he didn't then understand what the Islamic State represented.

Charges added for suspected Clay arsonists

Posted 8/25/2016 in Area

Two Oktibbeha County men are facing additional arson counts in Clay County, according to a sheriff's office press release.

Unemployment rates down statewide

Posted 8/25/2016 in Area

Mississippi's unemployment rates are down for July, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


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