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Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run

Posted 1/17/2017 in National

Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying today that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.


Two local nonprofits get Dutch Oil grants

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to Shell Oil, with a major assist from one of its distributors, Dutch Oil of Columbus, two area organizations devoted to helping men and women recover from drug/alcohol dependence will be getting a financial shot in the arm this month.

Supervisors approve AbilityWorks lease

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved a new lease to allow AbilityWorks to continue using its current facility near the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.


Analysis: Tax cuts and economy weigh on Mississippi revenues

Posted 1/16/2017 in State

As Gov. Phil Bryant cut state budgets by $51 million last week, he and Republican lawmakers went through the ritual obligations of sorrow and dismay.



LCSD nominates new board officers

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District elected new officers to its board on Jan. 13 at its regular meeting.



Arkansas tries to strip Gen. Lee from Martin Luther King Day

Posted 1/16/2017 in National

Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.



Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

Posted 1/16/2017 in National

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.



Filmmaker from Tupelo finding success on the small screen

Posted 1/16/2017 in State

When Tupelo native Tina Mabry decided to go to Hollywood more than 15 years ago, her goal was to tell stories she believed in.



Thousands rally to resist Republican health law repeal drive

Posted 1/16/2017 in National

Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition.



The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

Posted 1/16/2017 in National

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth."



Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

Posted 1/16/2017 in National

His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony.



World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

Posted 1/16/2017 in National

Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace -- including an independent Palestinian state.


Yokohama's zinc levels exceed limits

Posted 1/14/2017 in Area

Yokohama's tire manufacturing operation in West Point is asking the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to modify its wastewater pretreatment permit to allow for more zinc discharge.

Industrial park legal challenge will delay project

Posted 1/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A legal challenge against a recent zoning change, implemented by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, will delay the development of a 360-acre industrial park, Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins confirmed Friday.

Man sentenced for aggravated DUI

Posted 1/14/2017 in Area

A Pontotoc man was sentenced to 22 years in prison with 10 suspended, 12 to serve for two counts of aggravated DUI.


Electric car maker GreenTech lays off Miss. workers

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

The future of an electric car maker that once had grand promises for a corner of the Mississippi Delta is growing even murkier.



Miss. ex-Gov. William Winter released from hospital

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter has been released from a hospital six days after he fell on his icy driveway and injured his head.



Biloxi slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day."



Furniture Academy aims to boost manufacturing skills

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

A new Furniture Academy in Mississippi is designed to give workers the skills they need for manufacturing jobs.



Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory.



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