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Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in combative debate

Posted 9/27/2016 in National

Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave.



Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate

Posted 9/27/2016 in National

After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator.



Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over

Posted 9/27/2016 in National

More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.


Absentee voting begins today

Posted 9/26/2016 in Area

Although the 2016 election is 42 days away, some voters will begin casting their ballots today as absentee voters.

Starkville robotics teams prep for state competition

Posted 9/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three Starkville teams and their robots are preparing to test their mettle in the state Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology challenge this weekend on Mississippi State's campus.

Lowndes horse park work progressing

Posted 9/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work is progressing smoothly on the first phase of the Lowndes County Horse Park ahead of its expected December completion.

Amphitheater construction begins this week

Posted 9/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work on the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater is expected to begin this week.

Stuesse to discuss state's immigrant workforce at The W

Posted 9/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Thursday, Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum Series will feature Angela Stuesse, author of "Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South."


Analysis: As prison closes, state still reckons with debt

Posted 9/26/2016 in State

If you've got to keep paying for something, you might as well use it.



Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.



Why it matters: Jobs and the election

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.



Poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader -- unlike what we have in this country."



Charlotte ends curfew imposed after black man shot by police

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armored vehicles to downtown streets.



Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.



Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools

Posted 9/26/2016 in National


Slain man alleged victim in pending assault case

Posted 9/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man recently shot to death in Columbus was already a victim in an ongoing aggravated assault case, Lowndes County Circuit Court documents indicate.

Noxubee man gets 72 years for robbery, burglary charges

Posted 9/24/2016 in Area

A Noxubee County man was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday for the robbery of an elderly Macon couple.

Hotels see steady growth in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/24/2016 in Area

Last week, when the cities of Columbus and Starkville released their sales tax income for July, they showed healthy increases in retail and restaurant tax revenue compared to July 2015.

Reeves talks data, governmental decisions

Posted 9/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, accurate data is a crucial key to governing effectively.


Ole Miss chancellor: Student's lynching comment was 'racist'

Posted 9/24/2016 in State

The University of Mississippi chancellor on Friday condemned a student's online comment about lynching as "racist, offensive and hurtful" after dozens of other students said the chancellor's initial response to the comment was weak and insensitive to African-Americans.



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