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Thompson staffer continues working while facing tax-evasion charges

Posted 8/25/2016 in State

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson said Wednesday that his chief of staff, Lanier Avant, will continue working while facing tax-evasion charges.



AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election.



In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image is banished from a significant swath of the country's media: the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply conservative readership chafes at images of women.



Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president.



Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain.



Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.



Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past.



Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early this morning after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.



North Korea's Kim: Submarine launch test as a success

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said today his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.


Dakhlalla sentenced to 8 years for supporting IS

Posted 8/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty this spring to one count of conspiring to support the Islamic State.

Students learn computer coding in statewide computer science initiative

Posted 8/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the computer lab at Stokes-Beard Elementary School, fourth graders sat in pairs Tuesday morning with their heads bent toward computer screens.

Suspected burglar arrested at courthouse

Posted 8/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested for an Aug. 17 burglary when he arrived at the Lowndes County Courthouse to face indictments for other felony charges, including a previous burglary.

Clay Co. untangles 'arson for hire' plot

Posted 8/24/2016 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is working to untangle a complicated web in an "arson for hire" plot.

Design, fundraising underway for children's museum

Posted 8/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This month, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board selected an architecture and a design firm to transform the old Elks Building into a children's discovery center and museum.


Travis Outlaw Day set for Saturday

Posted 8/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 12th annual Travis Outlaw Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at McKee Park and features a number of outdoor events aimed at bringing the community together.


Starkville CVB grant applications due Friday

Posted 8/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local non-profit groups and event organizers have until 5 p.m. Friday to submit applications for Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau's annual sponsorship grants.

Woman shot, boyfriend arrested after Cedar Cove incident

Posted 8/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was charged with aggravated assault Monday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the back of the head last week.

CPD: Two more arrested for online threats

Posted 8/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested two more suspects in an ongoing cyberstalking case.


LINK to host Plum Creek Environmental announcement

Posted 8/24/2016 in Area

The Golden Triangle Development LINK will officially announce Plum Creek Environmental Technologies' West Point expansion on Aug. 31.


Photo: Morning wreck

Posted 8/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The driver of a pickup was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with unknown injuries Wednesday at about 8:15 a.m. following a collision between his truck and another pickup at the intersection of Highway 45 North and the Kroger Grocery Store parking lot near 18th Ave. North.


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