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SHS student hit by vehicle

Posted 9/22/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville High School student was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle after school on Friday afternoon.


'Fact-finders and decision-makers': Voters will choose judges ruling on family issues in Nov. 6 election

Posted 9/22/2018 in Area

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has been on the road since Labor Day in his effort to encourage citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

Peco Foods holds job fair at EMCC

Posted 9/22/2018 in Area

Hundreds of people from across the Golden Triangle and beyond converged on East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus on Saturday for a job fair for the new Peco Foods plant in West Point.

Man busted for marijuana trafficking

Posted 9/22/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested on Friday for attempting to traffic nearly 25 pounds of marijuana.

Starkville police arrest man for fleeing officers

Posted 9/22/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested on Thursday after attempting to flee from police officers.


Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

Was it Quinton or Eric? That's likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found by firefighters.



AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Posted 9/22/2018 in National

A tentative agreement was reached Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.



Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state.



Miss. officials urge safety after road worker injuries

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

State transportation officials are urging drivers to be more careful in work zones after six road workers were hit on job sites this week.



Rising oil prices haven't hurt economy so far

Posted 9/22/2018 in National

America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.



Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

Posted 9/22/2018 in National

President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump.



Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone."


Learning to lead: Mayor's Youth Council boasts record 54 members this year

Posted 9/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standing behind a podium in a near empty first-floor ballroom in Trotter Convention Center Thursday evening, Marian Turner sound-checked the microphone nearly a dozen times.

Delay of school rating approval blindsides local districts

Posted 9/21/2018 in Area

Local school administrators expressed shock at the State Board of Education's decision Thursday to postpone approving letter grade accountability ratings for school districts and schools.

Starkville looking to change panhandling law

Posted 9/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is looking to modify its transient vendor ordinance after receiving a notification from the American Civil Liberties Union that a prohibition on panhandling may be unconstitutional.

Main Street Association lauds year of downtown growth

Posted 9/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Main Street Association presented seven awards to local businesses and developers during its annual awards program on Thursday.


Ole Miss could distance itself from donor over racist post

Posted 9/21/2018 in State

The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall.



Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.



Kavanaugh's accuser says she would testify under right terms

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when they were in high school.



Metro economic growth in Mississippi lags the nation in 2017

Posted 9/21/2018 in State

Economic growth in Mississippi's three metropolitan areas lagged the national average in 2017.



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