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Ole Miss band to look away from 'Dixie' beginning this fall

Posted 8/20/2016 in State

"Old times there are not forgotten" proclaim the lyrics to the Southern anthem "Dixie." But the University of Mississippi, whose athletic traditions were once overlaid with Confederate symbolism, is ready to forget the song.



Miss. officials expect $10M for after-school programs

Posted 8/20/2016 in State

Mississippi officials now expect to have $10 million to spend on federally subsidized after-school programs in the current school year.



Taking heat, US officials defend $400M cash payment to Iran

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

The Obama administration on Friday defended its decision to make a $400 million cash delivery to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners, saying the payment wasn't ransom because the Islamic Republic would have soon recouped the money one way or another.



In spite of email controversy, Clinton holds edge over Trump

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton can't seem to escape her use of a private email server as she runs for president.



Trump campaign chairman Manafort resigns

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine.



Trump to black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance.



Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for 'Obamacare'

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation's long-running political drama over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.


LINK unveils Infinity Megasite

Posted 8/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK and the Tennessee Valley Authority have officially unveiled a new 1,144 acre megasite.

Kelly keeps up fight against 'too stringent' regulations

Posted 8/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The rent for Trent Kelly's 550-square-foot apartment in Washington, D.C., is higher than the mortgage payment for his family home in Saltillo.

East Columbus gym fight leads to arrest for stolen gun

Posted 8/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A report of a fight at East Columbus Gym on Wednesday lead to the arrest of a Columbus man for possession of stolen firearm.

County's solar farms meeting expectations

Posted 8/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Imagine a farm that requires no workers and where every day is harvest.

Standardized test scores in for local school districts

Posted 8/19/2016 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released Mississippi Assessment Program results for the 2015-16 school year.

Starkville's June tax figures rebound after slight May drop

Posted 8/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's June sales and 2 percent tax receipts eclipsed their 2015 marks after the city recorded a slight dip in returns for the month of May.


Bluefield area under boil water notice

Posted 8/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of the former Bluefield Water Association are under a boil water notice through 5 p.m. Monday, Starkville Utilities announced Thursday.



Obama administration to phase out some private prison use

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.



Tiny town in Mississippi working to recover from flood

Posted 8/19/2016 in State

Folks in the small south Mississippi town of Crosby are tired. Hot. Sweaty. Hungry. Nearly a week after a flash flood poured 4 feet of water across the southwest side of town, cleanup progresses slowly.



Glitch shortens some Mississippi driver's license renewals

Posted 8/19/2016 in State

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is working to fix a glitch that caused some driver's licenses to be renewed for too few years.



State board seeks middle ground on A-to-F school grading scale

Posted 8/19/2016 in State

State Board of Education members are backing a plan that would assign A grades to fewer Mississippi schools and districts than an administrator task force recommended, but more than Department of Education officials had originally wanted.



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