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Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

Posted 4/28/2017 in State

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage.



Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Posted 4/28/2017 in National

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.


Two women accused in separate embezzlement cases

Posted 4/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women are accused in unrelated incidents of embezzling from Columbus businesses where they were once employed.

Smith campaign raises near $20K

Posted 4/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith has raised almost $20,000 in his bid for a third term, and at least one of his contributors has direct connections with city government.

CPD sending 14 officers to academy

Posted 4/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is sending fourteen trainees to the police academy.

The Sherman Business Report: Steel Monkey Crossfit's new owners

Posted 4/27/2017 in Business

Bill and Loren Seres sold Steel Monkey Crossfit to Luke and Brittany Strohl on April 1.

Salvation Army leaders announce retirement after cancer diagnosis

Posted 4/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like most couples in their mid-50s, Majors Alan and Cheryl Phillips of the Columbus Salvation Army have been casting one eye on retirement and all the things they might do.

6 candidates rake in $18K for council races

Posted 4/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six city council candidates, mainly incumbents, raised more than $18,000 by Tuesday's campaign finance reporting deadline for primary candidates.

Henderson: Oktibbeha GOP ready to spend on candidates after primaries

Posted 4/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Republican Party has more than $10,000 on-hand to help push its candidates to victory in June's general election, while Democrats say they have not yet identified if and how they'll spend any money raised following Tuesday's primaries.


Special session agenda not complete, Bryant spokesman says

Posted 4/27/2017 in State

A top Democrat is calling on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to expand the list of topics for a special legislative session, but the governor's spokesman says the budget remains the only agenda item for now.



Questions as Mississippi seeks to tax online lodging rentals

Posted 4/27/2017 in State

Mississippi's tax collector wants to make sure people renting rooms or vacation properties online pay sales and lodging taxes.



Building permits 4-27-17

Posted 4/27/2017 in Business



Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.



Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals -- outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code rules.



Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters.



White House: Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTA

Posted 4/27/2017 in Business

President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that.



United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10K

Posted 4/27/2017 in Business

United Airlines says it will raise the limit -- to $10,000 -- on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.



Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone.



Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs.



Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.



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