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Woman arrested for alleged box cutter attack

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was arrested Monday for allegedly cutting a romantic partner with a box cutter.


Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

From the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas, residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast kept an eye on slow-moving Tropical Storm Cindy, which the National Weather Service said posed a threat of "life-threatening flash flooding."



Former Southaven mayor acquitted of charges in retrial

Posted 6/21/2017 in State

A former Mississippi mayor was found not guilty Tuesday, after being retried on charges that he illegally bought a city-owned SUV and was reimbursed for gasoline from city pumps.



White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, according to a top aide to President Donald Trump.



Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's White House is putting the "brief" in press briefings.


Suspects lead police on chase through two counties

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What began as a traffic stop in the Columbus Walmart parking lot turned into a high speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies through Lowndes and southeast Clay County Monday morning.

Supes weighing options for Communiversity funding

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors want more time to consider a resolution that would pave the way for a $13.5 million bond issue for the Communiversity later this year.


CVB taps fundraising head for children's museum

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Monday to hire a dedicated fundraising coordinator for the planned children's museum.


Wiseman recounts eight years of growth in Starkville

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As his two terms in office draw to a close, Mayor Parker Wiseman believes the local economy has seen tremendous growth in the previous eight years, adding that Starkville is a city where he is proud to continue life as a private citizen.

County pushes city to relax Cornerstone regulations

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is expected to lead a discussion Tuesday on Starkville's development regulations after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors penned a letter asking the city to relax landscaping and sidewalk requirements in Cornerstone Park.

Macon man jailed for domestic violence

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man over the weekend allegedly rammed his vehicle into a romantic partner's vehicle while she was inside.


Inside Washington: Writing a bill in private not unusual

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties.



US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.



AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.



Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case said Monday he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict.


Some of state's brightest return to Governor's School to invest in Mississippi's future

Posted 6/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some of Mississippi's most gifted high school students threw cardboard rafts in a pool on Saturday and tried to race them.

Starkville Police to open new offices June 30

Posted 6/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is set to move from City Hall into its renovated police headquarters at 101 E. Lampkin St. and will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new station Jun. 30.

Man arrested for stealing TV from church

Posted 6/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with Columbus Police Department have arrested a man in connection with a church burglary.


Miss. agencies approved for layoffs after budget cuts

Posted 6/19/2017 in State

Two state agencies have been approved to move ahead with layoffs as the Mississippi government sheds employees following budget cuts.



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