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Alabama balks at funding for restored coastal Amtrak service

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Alabama is balking at pledging millions of dollars to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.


Bridging the gap between doctor and patient

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Growing up in a small community outside Aberdeen, Cali Edwards remembers her family having to drive the 30 miles to Columbus just to see doctors.

Teen arrested for holding two people at gunpoint

Posted 6/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 14-year-old is in jail after his arrest on Tuesday for a suspected kidnapping.

City contractor appointed to CLW board

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A split vote Tuesday placed a city contractor back on the Columbus Light and Water board of directors.

Master plan commissioned for park complex at Cornerstone

Posted 6/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a $61,000 contract with Memphis architecture firm Dalhoff Thomas for a master plan of an athletic complex at Cornerstone Park off Highway 25.

New band, old tricks: Big Hoss and the Little Joes to perform Thursday at Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though Big Hoss and the Little Joes may be less than a year old, the band's five members are no strangers to Columbus' music scene.

Four arrested for hotel robbery

Posted 6/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two men and two women are in custody for a June 15 robbery at a Highway 12 hotel.


Panel to survey Mississippi districts on testing practices

Posted 6/20/2018 in State

Before making recommendations about testing in Mississippi school districts, a panel wants to figure out what's actually happening.



Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.



Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.



No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.



US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name."



Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space -- though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.



Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.



Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.



Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.



Ex-3 Doors Down bassist held in 2013 Tennessee DUI death

Posted 6/20/2018 in State

The original bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down is accused of violating probation from a deadly crash in Tennessee because of his arrest in Mississippi on weapons and drug charges.


CRA confident Lee property will be developed

Posted 6/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Redevelopment Authority is depending on the potential for developer tax incentives and the development group's reputation to ensure the pending sale of Lee Middle School property actually produces everything the buyers have promised.

Sears Hometown Store scheduled to close soon

Posted 6/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Sears Hometown Store, located at 1404 Old Aberdeen Road in front of Leigh Mall, will reportedly close its doors later this year.

How to catch a gator: Reagan shares alligator research stories with Starkville Rotarians

Posted 6/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Steve Reagan moved to Louisiana in 1998, he had no idea he'd end up capturing hundreds of alligators.


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