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Blue Bell recalls some ice cream distributed in the South

Posted 9/22/2016 in Area

Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas-based company announced Wednesday.



Black American journey finally enshrined in national museum

Posted 9/22/2016 in National

When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly -- and finally -- anchor the black experience in the nation's narrative.


Police resignations spark concerns

Posted 9/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The departure of several Columbus Police Department officers is causing concern among city officials.


Neighbors shaken after Monday shooting

Posted 9/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just after dark Monday night, the sound of gunshots echoed on 15th Avenue South in Columbus.


Debate arises over Walmart TIF

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Proposed tax increment financing to aid a Walmart Neighborhood Market project in northeast Starkville met resistance Tuesday evening during a public hearing at City Hall.

Holiday Inn project heading toward foreclosure

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The future of a planned hotel project in Starkville is in question.

Mayor to send letter to county regarding CLRA

Posted 9/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized Mayor Robert Smith to send the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors a letter saying the city wants to meet to discuss the future of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority.

Mississippi bicentennial tour to visit Trotter

Posted 9/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide celebration of Mississippi's 200th birthday will kick off in Columbus in early October.

Starkville man arrested for sexual battery of a minor

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is out on bond after being charged with sexual battery of a minor.


Boil-water notice issued for north Starkville

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities issued a boil-water notice for portions of north Starkville Tuesday that is expected to last through 5 p.m. Friday.


SCVB's Savor Starkville earns state tourism award

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Savor Starkville, a Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau campaign highlighting the city's blossoming culinary scene, received the Mississippi Tourism Association's Tourism Promotion of the Year Award Tuesday at the Mississippi Governor's Conference on Tourism in Natchez.


Miss. 5th-highest rate of 2015 opioid prescriptions

Posted 9/21/2016 in State

Companies that make prescription painkillers and their allies have contributed more than $366,000 to Mississippi candidates and hired an average of 18 lobbyists yearly in the state since 2006 to push their policies.



Officials from 21 states sue to block overtime pay expansion

Posted 9/21/2016 in State

Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration.



As Trump rises, Clinton struggles with traditional playbook

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

For months, Democrats argued that voters would get "serious" about the campaign once it reached the fall and would reject Donald Trump's no-holds-barred approach. They're still waiting.



Clinton campaign raced through $50M last month

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton spent $645,000 more a day than her opponent Donald Trump last month, but even with her $50 million campaign outlay, she has not been able to pull away from him in the race for the White House.



Why it matters: Minimum wage and the election

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign.



Family: Tulsa shooting victim was turning life around

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

The unarmed black man shot dead in the middle of a Tulsa street last week by a white police officer had run-ins with the law dating back to his teenage years and had recently served a four-year stint in prison.



Protesters in Charlotte police shooting injure officers, block highway

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that left about a dozen officers injured in North Carolina's largest city and shut down a highway after the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police who said he was armed and posed a threat.



JSU spokeswoman: No foul play expected in student death

Posted 9/21/2016 in State

A Jackson State University spokeswoman says there's "no evidence of foul play" in the death of a student whose body was found in a men's dormitory.



2016's hellish summer weather: A told-you-so climate moment?

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.



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