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Suspect in Wednesday shooting turns himself in

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man wanted in connection with an April 29 shooting in east Columbus turned himself into authorities Monday.

Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated an invading French force at the Battle of Puebla. That's why May 5 -- or "Cinco de Mayo" -- was named an official Mexican holiday by then president of Mexico Benito Juarez.

Photo: Highway 69 wreck

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A three-car accident on Highway 69 South near All Nations Ministries sent six people to Baptist Memorial-Golden Triangle Hospital on Monday afternoon.

City wants to operate firing range, supes say 'No'

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to the president of the Lowndes County board of supervisors on April 28, saying he and city councilmen feel a Yorkville Road firing range built with county and city funds should be operated and managed by the city.

Domestic dispute call leads to arson charge

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 23-year-old woman was arrested and charged with arson after allegedly setting a car on fire after a domestic dispute.

Blackjack improvements remain stalled

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County officials have plans to improve a portion of Blackjack Road and lessen traffic issues near the area's roundabout, but supervisors cannot move forward just yet because of a lack of funding.


Three Columbus residents arrested on contraband charges

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has made five arrests in connection to contraband items discovered at two state prisons.



New Jersey's Gov. Christie heading to Miss.

Posted yesterday in State

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading south for a handful of events on behalf of his political action committee.



Superintendent to launch own review of Common Core

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi education officials will conduct their own voluntary review of the Common Core academic standards, even after Gov. Phil Bryant vetoed a bill that would have created an outside panel to examine the standards.


Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

Posted yesterday in National

In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes

Posted yesterday in National

In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.


Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

Posted yesterday in National

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility today for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad -- though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.



Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

Posted yesterday in National

For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand.



Jurors see video of theater shooter asking if kids were hurt

Posted yesterday in National

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"



State community college fight attracts little attention

Posted 5/4/2015 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi's Community College Board should be thankful that the state's College Board got crossways with University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.


Columbus street paving progressing

Posted 5/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will consider the first project in an expected expansion to Phase 1 of the city's street improvement program during its regular meeting Tuesday.


$3M SPD financing package up for discussion

Shortly after approving a $2.7 million-maximum bond package last month for street, drainage and other infrastructure projects, Starkville aldermen could begin a process Tuesday of authorizing up to $3 million for improvements to Starkville Police Department's headquarters.


Slimantics: Market Street's hidden gems

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 20th Market Street Festival wrapped up early Saturday evening after being blessed with what is often called "Chamber of Commerce" weather.


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