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Asking for a seat at the table

Posted 3/17/2017 in Area

Eight-year-old Noa Baine and her 11-year-old sister Phoebe stood crammed into a crowd of hundreds at the Capitol in Jackson. They were there, like their parents and hundreds of others, to show support for public education.

A 13-foot problem for opponents

Posted 3/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The dimensions of the court at Humphrey Coliseum are as they are throughout college basketball. The court is 94-by-50 feet, the three-point line is 20-feet, nine-inches from the basket, the basket is 10 feet from the floor.


Mississippi bill would stiffen penalties for attacks on cops

Posted 3/17/2017 in State

Mississippi could double the penalties against people who intentionally harm law enforcement officers, firefighters or emergency workers, under a bill headed to the governor.



Wheels spinning as GOP looks for traction on health bill

Posted 3/17/2017 in National

Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences.



Top black lawmaker 'sick' of Miss. rebel-themed flag

Posted 3/17/2017 in State

A leading black lawmaker in Mississippi says she is "sick" of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag and it's time for change.



Double murder investigation continues in Clay Co.

Posted 3/16/2017 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has opened a homicide investigation after the bodies of two people from Tupelo were found in a vehicle on Dixie Road Tuesday.


New 4-H, Extension building still without phone service

Posted 3/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for the Lowndes County 4-H chapter and the county's Mississippi State University Extension Service offices are on hold -- literally.

Fire destroys 3 apartment units in East Columbus

Posted 3/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three families lost their homes in a fire that burned units in an East Columbus apartment complex on Wednesday.

Washington bound ... again

Posted 3/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Soyeon Park is a 12-year-old who attends Armstrong Middle School in Starkville. In some respects, she is not unlike her classmates when it comes to spelling.

The Sherman Business Report: No Way Jose opens in Starkville

Posted 3/16/2017 in Business

Soup's on at 125 Hwy. 12 W. in Starkville for the first time since Chili's closed there in July 2016.


Police not releasing details on Starkville assault

Posted 3/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is asking for information about an alleged weekend aggravated assault on Everglade Avenue.



Building permits 3-16-17

Posted 3/16/2017 in Business



Marriages and divorces 3-16-17

Posted 3/16/2017 in Business



Surrender? Mississippi flag pusher waves plain white banner

Posted 3/16/2017 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker who has been trying to force universities to fly the Confederate-themed state flag is sending his own silent signal to colleagues.



Bryant nominates GOP lawmaker for Workers Comp Commission

Posted 3/16/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating a longtime Republican lawmaker to the three-member Workers Compensation Commission.



Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

Posted 3/16/2017 in National

A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was to take effect, marking the second time courts have thwarted Trump's efforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations.



Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claims

Posted 3/16/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's explosive allegation that Barack Obama wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the presidential campaign has left him increasingly isolated, with allies on Capitol Hill and within his own administration offering no evidence to back him up.



Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards

Posted 3/16/2017 in National

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth.



House GOP health bill facing fresh committee test

Posted 3/16/2017 in National

The White House and Republican leaders are talking to rank-and-file lawmakers about revising the GOP health care overhaul, hoping to keep a rebellion by conservatives and moderates from snowballing and imperiling the party's showpiece legislation.



Trump budget: Defense spending a priority over agency money

Posted 3/16/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.



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