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Granting excellence

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Carlton Rhodes saw a need for extra teaching materials in his classrooms.

30-plus employers to recruit at job fair

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), there are 4,130 eligible workers in the Golden Triangle without a job.


Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are seeking a suspect who allegedly pointed at AR-15 at attendees of a Saturday night event at the Plum Grove Community Center in the southern part of the county.


Burning death trial on 2nd day of jury deliberations

Posted yesterday in State

A second day of jury deliberation starts today in the trial of a Mississippi man charged in the burning death of a woman.


Analysis: Wicker praises Trump as '18 Senate race approaches

Posted yesterday in State

Facing a potential Republican primary battle in 2018, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi is stepping up his praise of President Donald Trump, who won the state with 58 percent of the vote last November.


Third West Point Huddle House beating defendant gets five years

Posted 10/14/2017 in Area

A Clay County man convicted of beating a Marine in West Point three years ago will spend five years in prison.

Lowndes County, Starkville look to renew restaurant taxes

Posted 10/14/2017 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins asked Lowndes County Board of Supervisors for a resolution backing the renewal of the county's 2-percent restaurant sales tax Friday.

Retail Strategies updates aldermen on recruitment efforts

Posted 10/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Executives from Retail Strategies updated aldermen on the progress of retail recruitment efforts for Starkville during a Friday afternoon work session.

Starkville holds grand opening for new police station

Posted 10/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The significance of hailing Starkville Police Department's long-awaited move into its new headquarters on a Friday the 13th wasn't lost on former mayor Parker Wiseman.

Supervisor responds to public criticism by taking polygraph

Posted 10/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County supervisor who openly supports selling OCH Regional Medical Center has gone to extraordinary lengths in an effort to prove she's not deliberately misleading voters for personal gain.

Columbus woman charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing from cash register

Posted 10/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested a Columbus woman after she allegedly stole money from her employer's cash register multiple times.

West Point man arrested for north Columbus burglaries

Posted 10/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man is behind bars after being charged with five counts of burglary.


Investigator: Man charged with burning woman changed story

Posted 10/14/2017 in State

A man charged with fatally burning a 19-year-old Mississippi woman acknowledged that he was with her on the evening she was set on fire after repeatedly denying it during interrogations, an investigator said Friday.



Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values

Posted 10/14/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's evolution from twice-divorced casino owner viewed warily by Christian conservatives to evangelical favorite defending religious liberty was on full display Friday as he promised conservatives a return to traditional American values, including restoring "Merry Christmas" to the national discourse.



Trial set for Miss. man indicted in killing of 2 nuns

Posted 10/14/2017 in State

A Feb. 12 trial has been set for a Mississippi man in the 2016 killing of two nuns who worked as nurse practitioners in one of the poorest parts of the U.S.



Miss. senator returning to Capitol Hill after illness

Posted 10/14/2017 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is soon returning to work in Washington after recovering from an illness.



'You are my slave:' School's Civil War Day sparks mom's ire

Posted 10/14/2017 in National

A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols -- this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.


Hwy. 69 shooting suspect turns himself in

Posted 10/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect in a September shooting on Highway 69 turned himself in to Lowndes County sheriff's deputies Thursday afternoon.

Potential homeowners take 'big step' at Housing Fair

Posted 10/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rhonda Patterson found herself a little closer to her dream Thursday.

Something for nothing: Auto burglaries plague the Golden Triangle

Posted 10/13/2017 in Area

Columbus Police Department has received 148 reports of auto burglaries since April, averaging just less than one per day.


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