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Starkville planning two pedestrian infrastructure projects

Posted 1/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is moving through the early stages of two infrastructure projects that should further the city's ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian accessibility options.


Starkville/MSU Symphony to celebrate MLK Day in Saturday concert

Posted 1/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville/MSU Symphony will present its Our America concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University.



Mississippi House: Power cooperatives could offer internet

Posted 1/16/2019 in State

With rural residents facing few choices for high speed internet, Mississippi lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a measure that would allow the state's electric cooperatives to offer the service.



Second man arrested in shooting death of Mississippi pastor

Posted 1/16/2019 in State

A second man has been charged with killing a Mississippi pastor who was unlocking his small church Sunday morning.



Bryant pushes teacher pay, school safety in State of State

Posted 1/16/2019 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant used his final State of the State speech Tuesday to look back on his two terms and to offer proposals for his final year in office.



Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown.



Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on local

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs.



The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown -- nearly 60 percent of its workforce -- to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown.



Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago.



Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants.



Court filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday.



Three dead in Artesia shooting

Posted 1/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A person of interest has been detained for questioning in the shooting deaths of three people in Artesia Tuesday afternoon, Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge has confirmed.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 1-15-19

Posted 1/15/2019 in National


CMSD, others to get back taxes from Sanderson Plumbing

Posted 1/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District plans to use more than $125,000 from a Sanderson Plumbing bankruptcy case for the district's capital improvement plan and maintenance plan.

CVB approves agreement funding festivals

Posted 1/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has formally agreed to fund seven local festivals this year, pending the renewal of a 2-percent restaurant sales tax.

CMSD: Final decision on Shannon slated for Jan. 29

Posted 1/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A final decision on whether Columbus Municipal School District's former deputy superintendent Craig Shannon will get his job back will come by the end of the month.

SOCSD to launch career prep tracks at high school

Posted 1/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is preparing to launch academic houses in the hopes of better preparing its high school students for career paths of their choosing.


Bill: Let Mississippi electric cooperatives offer internet

Posted 1/15/2019 in State

A measure to allow Mississippi electric cooperatives to offer high-speed internet is taking its first step forward.



Reeves: Strong revenue no reason to 'spend, spend, spend'

Posted 1/15/2019 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that Mississippi tax collections are better than expected for the first half of the budget year, but he said that doesn't mean the state should spend more money.



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