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Voter turnout nears, exceeds 50 percent in area counties

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Voter turnout in Golden Triangle area counties Tuesday either approached or topped 50 percent, according to unofficial counts from circuit clerks' offices.

 

Hitchhiker attacks driver who gave him a ride

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect who allegedly attacked a driver who gave him a ride on Thursday. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.

 

Man accused of molesting children under 14

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.

 

Drungole-Ellis beats Perkins in chancery election

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery district on Tuesday.

 

Man accused of molesting children under 14 charged with sexual battery

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.

Polls open today for mid-term elections

Posted 11/6/2018 in Area

By the time the polls opened Tuesday morning, more than 2,300 people in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties had already voted, leaving circuit clerks in both counties feeling optimistic about a good turnout.

CMSD second-graders will use robots to learn coding basics

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robots will roam second-grade classrooms at Columbus Municipal School District later this month. Second grade students at CMSD will learn how to code and program two types of robots with the help of mentors from the Golden Triangle Coding Academy Nov. 26-30.

SPD investigating Sprint Mart armed robbery

Posted 11/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for a suspect in a Monday morning armed robbery at a Sprint Mart in south Starkville.

Caledonia man arrested for hitting another vehicle with his car

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is in jail after he allegedly tried to run his girlfriend's sister's vehicle off the road Sunday. Cory Trent Bullard, 30, of 218 Thomas Circle, has been charged with aggravated assault manifesting in extreme indifference to life.

'There's always been partisanship'

Posted 11/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Wyatt Emmerich sees a lot of partisanship in the United States as voters head to the polls for midterm elections. Emmerich, a syndicated columnist and editor and publisher of The Northside Sun newspaper in Jackson, told Starkville's Rotary Club on Monday that's not necessarily a new or particularly unusual thing.

 

Man dies in Highway 12 wreck while fleeing police

Posted 11/5/2018 in Area

A Columbus man died in a Saturday night crash after attempting to flee police, according to authorities.

 

Man pleads guilty to weapons charge, avoids trial for sexual battery

Posted 11/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man avoided a potential life sentence for sexual battery Friday by pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.

DUI crash ignites refrigeration store

Posted 11/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of a refrigeration company on Tuscaloosa Road claim more than $1 million in inventory damage after a car crashed into the facility and caught it on fire early Sunday morning.

 

2 Senate races headline Mississippi's Tuesday ballot

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

Mississippi voters will cast ballots Tuesday on an unusual combination -- two U.S. Senate races.

 

 

'Everything's at stake' on eve of first Trump-era elections

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

 

 

Damaging storms, twisters possible overnight in Southeast

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

Forecasters say there's another threat of severe weather including tornadoes across the southeastern United States.

 

 

Analysis: Hood's downcast pitch clashes with sunny GOP take

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

At times, it seemed like the politicians addressing the Mississippi Economic Council last Thursday were mainly there to boost or oppose Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's bid to retain the U.S. Senate seat to which Gov. Phil Bryant appointed her.

 

 

Multistate crime suspect pleads to more Mississippi charges

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Friday to another murder in a series of violent crimes in three states separated by nearly 2,000 miles.

 

 

High court to hear Mississippi case on juror discrimination

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal questioning whether a Mississippi prosecutor discriminated against black jurors in a murder case that's featured six trials.

 

 

Air Force mascot falcon improving after injury at West Point

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during a prank Saturday before the annual rivalry football game between the service academies is back home and showing signs of improvement.

 

 

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