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Police release more details on cold case murder arrest

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a suspect in a more than 20-year-old capital murder case, city officials confirmed today.

YMCA Parkinson's program packing punch

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

After sliding on her hot pink boxing gloves, Gina kept her chin down and eyes forward, ready to face her opponent. "One, one, two," her husband, Gill, said instructively, bracing for the next punch into the boxing mitts.

Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tyler Edmonds was about to take the stage to speak to a room full of attorneys in Biloxi earlier this month when he received some unfortunate news.

Hotel approval still in limbo after meeting fails to produce quorum

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An attempt to provide developer Mark Nicholas with a new public financing option for his anticipated boutique hotel project failed Tuesday as a special-called meeting lacked a quorum of aldermen, but Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn says she'll call for another gathering before June 6's regularly scheduled board meeting, which also coincides with election day.

MDOT nearly done with road paving near CAFB

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has almost completed nearly five miles of paving along two entrances to the Columbus Air Force Base, thanks to amenable winter conditions.

 

1 person injured in Monday Sprint Mart shooting

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One person was injured and another was arrested following a Monday shooting at the Academy Road Sprint Mart.

 

Man accused of stealing meat from Sunflower found not guilty

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday acquitted a Columbus man accused of stuffing meat down his pants at a grocery store and trying to run away.

The W's MFA in Creative Writing presents a week of public readings

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in the low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women will be on campus through June 2 for their Full Residency period, consisting of workshops, seminars and public readings by students, faculty and guest writers.

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

Posted yesterday in State

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

 

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

 

 

Gov. Bryant: No lottery in special session

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he won't ask lawmakers to consider a lottery during a special session next month.

 

Accused child abuser held without bond

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with felony child abuse has been denied bond because of a Mississippi Department of Corrections hold.

Defendant shows up to court high

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman accused of threatening to blow up the Columbus office of the Department of Human Services had her trial continued after she showed up at court Monday drunk and high, officials said.

Forestry Commission bracing for budget cuts

Posted 5/23/2017 in Area

Budget cuts are forcing the Mississippi Forestry Commission to reorganize and cut 75 jobs in the process.

Hood calls on better funding priorities in state

Posted 5/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorney General Jim Hood forgot to take his blood pressure medicine Monday before taking to the podium to speak at Starkville Country Club.

Documents: Nicholas seeks tourism rebate for hotel, won't pursue local TIF funds

Posted 5/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could approve a new incentive package for developer Mark Nicholas' Cotton Mill hotel project Tuesday that would negate a previous tax increment financing pledge.

 

LCSO seeks suspects in store robberies

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in a pair of Monday night store robberies. Chief Deputy Marc Miley said the two robberies are possibly related.

 

2 Starkville men implicated in weekend burglaries

Posted 5/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men could face jail time for their alleged roles in two weekend burglaries.

 

Judge denies bail for three in child's shooting death

Posted 5/23/2017 in State

Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.

 

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Posted 5/23/2017 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.

 

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