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Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Posted yesterday in National

White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.

 

 

Trump defends Confederate statues

Posted yesterday in National

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

 

 

Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down

Posted yesterday in National

A handful of descendants of Confederate Civil War leaders Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis are siding with those who believe monuments to their famous ancestors should be pulled down and moved to other settings, such as museums.

 

 

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Posted yesterday in National

Police today shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others.

 

 

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Posted yesterday in National

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.

 

 

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates.

 

 

US helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

Posted yesterday in National

The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside.

 

 

US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

Posted yesterday in National

Ivanka Trump's rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming "both sides" in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew.

 

 

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

Posted yesterday in National

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.

 

Last two antebellum homes in Starkville for sale; one could be torn down

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The last two antebellum homes in Starkville, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are for sale.

Authorities arrest drive-by shooting suspects

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men face charges from both Columbus Police Department and the Joint Drug Task Force after they allegedly opened fire on a vehicle on Lehmberg Road Wednesday.

Council approves $232K in employee raises

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved $232,616 in raises for employees for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.

Keeping the torch burning: Noxubee junior QB tries to follow family tradition of winning rings

Posted yesterday in Area

Noxubee County High School junior Maliek Stallings already knows the price of admission when he later attends a family reunion.

College View, 550 Russell projects moving forward

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two new mixed-use projects at differing stages of development near Mississippi State University's campus took steps toward becoming a reality in Starkville Thursday.

MDOT unveils Highway 82 interchange improvements

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials officially unveiled plans for upgrades at two of Highway 82's interchanges during a Thursday evening public hearing.

The Sherman Business Report: Twisted Burger opening new location in West Point

Posted 8/17/2017 in Business

The Twisted Burger Company in Columbus is opening a new location in West Point.

Sturgis bike rally a 'reunion' for committed attendees

Posted 8/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dusty Dendy, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services worker and 40-year motorcycle rider, said his annual trip to the Rally in Sturgis is a little more exciting this year because he has a new toy to show off to his friends.

Golden Triangle inclusivity touted at vigil for Charlottesville

Posted 8/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the chorus of "We Shall Overcome" filled the air Wednesday at Mississippi State University, those gathered in solidarity against others who attempt to divide the nation with hate had their own message: Intolerance and bigotry are not welcome in the Golden Triangle.

CMSD students perform poorly on state assessments

Posted 8/17/2017 in Area

The majority of Columbus Municipal School District students failed end-of-year assessments in 2016-17, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.

 

Business brief: Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance honored

Posted 8/17/2017 in Business

 

 

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