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Business brief: Flowers recognized

Posted 8/27/2015 in Business



Business brief: Bigelow hired

Posted 8/27/2015 in Business


Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

Posted 8/27/2015 in National

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said.

City Council approves $1.44M in appropriations

Posted 8/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Monday approved more than $1.4 million in appropriations for the new fiscal year.

Trial of accused shooter in 2014 death begins

Posted 8/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A medical examiner testified Tuesday that Devin Montgomery, the 21-year-old killed at the Columbus Fairgrounds last year, was shot multiple times after an argument that began over a spilled drink.

So long Uncle Bunky

Posted 8/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like the animal drawings that made him a north Mississippi icon, Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was many things at once -- father, husband, cartoonist, illustrator, TV pioneer, lawman, community volunteer, history buff and a devoted fan of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.


Back-to-School rodeo at MS Horse Park this weekend

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Academy Patrons Association will hold their annual Back-to-School Rodeo Round Up at the Mississippi Horse Park from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.



Monroe Co. offers reward for man who shot deputy

Posted 8/26/2015 in Area

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said his department is offering a reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a man who shot a deputy Monday morning.



Sitel adding 500 jobs in Starkville

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitel, a customer service provider, will add 500 new jobs to its Starkville call center, the company announced Tuesday.



Carpenter ousts Crump; Haug heads to Nov. general election

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two-thirds of Oktibbeha County's justice court seats are now set after Larnzy Carpenter defeated long-serving District 2 Judge W. Bernard Crump in Tuesday's Democratic runoff election.



Reporter, cameraman shot to death on air in Va.

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast this morning from a shopping center in Virginia.



Man accused of shooting trooper had long criminal past

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

The man accused of gunning down a Louisiana state trooper who stopped to offer him roadside assistance spent much of the past two decades in and out of prison, including a stint for setting his mother's house on fire.



Mississippi ACT scores stay flat for 2015 graduates

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.



Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing down.



Guns stolen from vehicles increasingly used in violent crime

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

In what's been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen.



GOP Sen. Corker acknowledges momentum for Iran deal

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

A key Republican committee chairman acknowledged Tuesday that the White House lobbying campaign for the Iran nuclear deal has generated results, and said he doesn't know if opponents of the deal can prevail.



Blues marker to honor musician 'Son' House

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Blues musician Eddie "Son" House will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail maker in Rochester, New York.



Improving economy shares blame for worst US traffic ever

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.



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