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Armed robbery at Columbus apts.

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say two men broke into a Jamestown Square apartment on Thursday morning, threatened a woman at gunpoint and then fled with several items.

Bullet from Ball incident struck home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

State nor local officials have said how many bullets were fired when a Columbus police officer shot Ricky Ball on the night of Oct. 16. However, one stray bullet from the incident appears to have struck a woman's 20th Street North home.

Boykin drops Civil Service Commission appeal

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Canyon Boykin, the Columbus police officer who shot and killed Ricky Ball in October, has dropped an appeal of his termination to the Civil Service Commission.

Columbus addresses inconsistent incident reports on Ball shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials deny that they attempted to mislead anyone after a British publication reported finding inconsistencies between two incident reports released in relation to the police-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball last fall.

Photo: Broken pier at The Riverwalk

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The floating pier at the Columbus Riverwalk is broken. Public Works director Casey Bush said he is in the process of hiring a company to fix the pier.


Starkville, Oktibbeha exploring state, federal lobbying services

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors and Starkville Board of Aldermen could enter into a mutual agreement for federal and state lobbying efforts with Cornerstone Government Affairs next week.


Chism asks state to fund $10M for partnership school

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, joined other area lawmakers this week in filing a state funding request for the construction of a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school, but the District 37 representative's bill could, if approved, delay the build by a year.


Lawmakers make new push for $6M MHP station

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State lawmakers are again taking a shot at a bond bill to fund a new Mississippi Highway Patrol station in Starkville.



Vote to remove state flag in McComb fails

Posted yesterday in State

A McComb selectman's motion to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city buildings because of its Confederate battle emblem has failed.



Kitchens to seek Supreme Court seat

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long-time 16th Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens has qualified as a candidate for a spot on the Mississippi Supreme Court.



Horse park to host annual Rotary Rodeo this weekend

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville will hold the annual Rotary Rodeo Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. nightly, according to a press release from the Horse Park.



Puppy's collar likely caused Gulfport home's explosion

Posted yesterday in State

Blame the dog. That's the conclusion fire investigators have reached regarding Wednesday's gas explosion at a home in Gulfport.



Miss. Senate advances bill for elected supervisors

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to eliminate the election of school superintendents -- an issue that has been debated for many years.



White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

Posted yesterday in State

Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.



Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

Posted yesterday in National

Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.



Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

Posted yesterday in National

The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.



Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

Posted yesterday in National

A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.



Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree -- except when they don't

Posted yesterday in National

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.



Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Posted yesterday in National

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.



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