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SSD, EMCC exploring lease of West Oktibbeha High School

Posted 4/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District is exploring a deal with East Mississippi Community College that would allow the junior college to offer general education testing and college-level classes at West Oktibbeha County High School.

Columbus Exchange Club 'believes in the blue' to combat child abuse

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue ribbons spotted in downtown Columbus and nearby are visual reminders that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Spokesman: Air Force planes expected to be back in air today

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Most of the hundreds of training aircraft grounded last week by the U.S. Air Force because of a potential malfunction in the engines' oil line are expected to be back in the air today, according to a military spokesman.



Man kills armadillo; ricochet gunshot hits mother-in-law

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.


Arrest report: 4-15-15

Posted 4/15/2015 in Area

Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge.


Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.



Democrats reject latest GOP offer on trafficking bill

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

The lead GOP sponsor of a sex trafficking bill that's stalled over abortion offered a new plan Tuesday to resolve the impasse, but Democrats immediately rejected it, leaving any resolution unclear.



White House agrees to give Congress a say on Iran deal

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran.



Cubans hail removal from US list of state terrorism sponsors

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore diplomatic relations.



Only small number of Jeeps fixed 2 years after recall

Posted 4/15/2015 in Business

Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.


Columbus native T.J. Jackson dead at 67

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle resident Turner "T.J." Jackson, a devoted Christian, enthusiastic golfer and entrepreneur whose Columbus barbecue establishment was once featured in an Alaskan newspaper, died last Wednesday.

Columbus hit-and-run suspect charged

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a woman's death Friday.

Columbus up, Starkville down in Policom rankings

Posted 4/14/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle possesses the city with the strongest micropolitan economy in Mississippi and one of the strongest in the U.S., according to a recently published study.

MSU AD hopes to keep good thing going

Posted 4/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In his almost five years as Mississippi State Athletics Director, Scott Stricklin has spoken to the Starkville Rotary Club just three times.


CMSD board debates salaries and positions

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District had an average daily attendance of 94.88 percent at its schools in March, just slightly below the district goal of 95 percent.


Men don high heels, march to end sexualized violence

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6 p.m. Thursday on Mississippi University for Women's campus, more than 60 men will take a mile-long walk -- while wearing women's high-heeled shoes.

Pickens Co. copes with bus driver death

Posted 4/14/2015 in Area

A school district is working to move on after losing a long-term employee in a bus accident that left several students injured.

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Before a bystander's video led to his murder charge and firing, North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager said he killed a fleeing suspect in a traffic stop after a struggle over his Taser.


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