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Wastewater study bids on tap for Monday's county meeting

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is expected to move forward in the next step of a wastewater study for the industrial park.

CMSD Board member concerned about transparency in budget

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tempers flared at the Columbus Municipal School District board meeting Friday when board member Jason Spears argued the CMSD administration was not being transparent in regard to budget concerns.

Area women shed negativity in compelling photo shoot

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clad only in a black tank top and underwear, 33-year-old Julie Davis walked across an East Columbus cotton field holding a piece of paper.

Scammers posing as IRS reps again targeting Oktibbeha residents

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Scammers posing as representatives of the Internal Revenue Service are again targeting Oktibbeha County residents, and Sheriff Steve Gladney warns against giving away any sensitive information -- including bank account and social security numbers -- over the phone.

For Rogers, 2016 Democratic National Convention was a deeply personal event

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Peggy Rogers left her home in Starkville to attend the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it marked her fourth consecutive national convention.


Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National



Trump, Clinton spar for national security upper hand

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes -- he as the bold and cunningly unpredictable strongman who will eliminate terrorism; she as the calm, conventional commander in chief who will manage all manner of crises.



For 8 summer nights, 2 starkly different visions of America

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America.



Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Donald Trump pulled off the upset -- at least in television popularity.



Dollar General moving into former Wal-mart Express stores

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Business

Dollar General has bought 41 former Wal-mart Express stores in 11 states for an undisclosed sum.



Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement.


Presley speaks with landowners about energy project

Posted 7/29/2016 in Area

In a public meeting at the Bell Schoolhouse Fire Station just outside Starkville Thursday, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley urged residents to reach out to representatives from Southern Cross Transmission if they have questions about the company's proposed wind energy transmission line.

Excessive heat combined with lack of rain could hurt crops

Posted 7/29/2016 in Area

Looking hopefully at the gray clouds in the sky over his cotton field, Dwight Colson said Wednesday that if it didn't rain over the field in the next two days or so, he would have to turn on his irrigation system to water the cotton he planted in the spring.

Exchange Club distributes grants

Posted 7/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Exchange Club distributed a total of $6,000 in grants Thursday at Lion Hills Center to 11 charitable organizations that aim to improve the lives of local children.

Photo: Ground breaking ceremony

Posted 7/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives from Tabor Management, Remax Realty and the city of Starkville participate in a ground breaking ceremony for The 509, a mixed-use development located on University Drive next to City Bagel Cafe.

Consultant, administrator narrowing OCH study proposals

Posted 7/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four firms are likely to emerge as finalists to study OCH Regional Medical Center's finances and future outlook, but hospital Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton said the shortlist should be narrowed to three because of a perceived conflict with one of the applicants.


Political rivals Tate Reeves, Jim Hood stake ground at fair

Posted 7/29/2016 in State

Two would-be governors squared off at the Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday, presenting sharply different visions for what the Mississippi legislature should be doing.



Bryant and Gunn defend religious objections law

Posted 7/29/2016 in State

Top Mississippi leaders redoubled their defense Thursday of the state's attempt to protect religious objections to same-sex couples, transgender people or anyone engaging in sex outside marriage.



Gov's office: Trump to visit Miss. on Aug. 24

Posted 7/29/2016 in State

A spokesman for Gov. Phil Bryant says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be back in Mississippi next month.



Minority Democrat delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.



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