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Fireworks on the Water set for July 1

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Event organizers are encouraging people to make plans to go to the Lock and Dam on July 1 for the annual Fireworks on the Water.

CMSD won't ask for millage increase for FY '18

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District does not plan to ask for a property tax increase next fiscal year.

Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director and District 1 Constable Shank Phelps is retiring from his two positions effective July 1.

 

Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.

 

 

10 students who graduated thanks to testing errors will keep diplomas

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won't revoke their diplomas.

 

 

Americans and guns: It's complicated

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

 

 

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge -- persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.

 

 

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.

 

 

Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.

 

 

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

 

 

Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond's mayor said Thursday.

 

 

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

 

 

No job? Tips for teenagers to fill idle summer time

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months.

 

 

Juror: Panel was concerned about 'politics' of Cosby's case

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.

 

 

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide -- two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

 

 

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

 

Unemployment continues to drop in Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Area

School is out ... and it shows.

Building hope: World Changers mission takes on 14 projects in Lowndes Co.

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

One look at Lexi Moon and you know exactly what she's been up to. The boot on her left foot has a large splatter of white paint and her jeans and T-shirt are smeared with paint, too. Her hands are covered in it.

CPD officer suspended for Facebook posts

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three social media posts that landed a Columbus Police Department officer a 28-day suspension are now associated with a former officer's wrongful termination lawsuit against the city in federal court.

Lincoln collection lands at MSU

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitting at his desk, all former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams can see are the empty shelves and cases surrounding him.

 

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