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Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

Posted 4/24/2017 in State

State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day.



New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments this morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.



Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.



Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.



Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations.



Mainstream politics shut out as Le Pen, Macron win in France

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.


Man gets life in prison for capital murder of Lowndes teen

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of a Lowndes County teenager in 2011.

E-911 workers get ultimatum

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Lowndes County E-911 dispatchers have an ultimatum to sign a memorandum, acknowledging they will not skip out on work, or face termination.

Young gets 50 years for 2015 gas station shooting

Posted 4/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is going to prison for 50 years after he was convicted Thursday of shooting a gas station attendant in 2015.

Ceco property sold to investment group

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 30-acre plot of land that was once home to the Ceco Metal Building Systems plant on Highway 45 has a new owner.

Supervisors name Short interim recreation manager

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Supervisors unanimously voted to name Roger Short the county's interim recreation manager Friday. The vote follows the board tabling the matter on Monday, because the county had not created a job description for the position.

Columbus mayoral race gets ugly

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tensions mounted in the Columbus mayoral race last week between incumbent Robert Smith and one of his challengers, former city police chief Selvain McQueen, as both accused the other of unprofessionalism and dirty politics.


Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal

Posted 4/22/2017 in Business

A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a "massive fraud" orchestrated by the German automaker.



Retirement for O'Reilly? He'll have other options

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Chances are you haven't heard the last of Bill O'Reilly. He'll have options, and retirement seems unlikely.



Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.



Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money.



Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.


Tuition hikes to hit hard at The W, MSU

Posted 4/21/2017 in Area

Heather Evans drove up from her home in Kemper County to Columbus Thursday to spend the day with her daughter, Hannah, a freshman at Mississippi University for Women.

Chamber hosts education awards

Posted 4/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cheyanne Allred was shocked to hear her name called.

Clay Co. man indicted for child porn

Posted 4/21/2017 in Area

A Clay County man has been indicted for possession of child pornography.


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