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Xi calls for calm after Trump says US is 'locked and loaded'

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.



Poll: Most say time to stop trying to repeal 'Obamacare'

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.



Advocates stage first big Texas protest against border wall

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas' first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump's administration wants to build part of the first phase.


With voting blocs building, Little could decide proposed alcohol changes' fate

Posted 8/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The sides supporting and opposing easements to Starkville's restrictions on alcohol sales are taking shape, and Ward 3 Alderman David Little could be the swing vote on the matter after aldermen deadlocked Friday on an attempt to pull a call for public hearings from Tuesday's agenda.

Opioid town hall set for Columbus

Posted 8/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi law enforcement and medical agencies are bringing the fight against the state's growing opioid and heroin epidemic to Columbus next week.

Area residents have 'rare' chance to see eclipse

Posted 8/11/2017 in Area

In 10 days, people across the United States can see an astronomical event that's been nearly 100 years coming.

Some locals will travel to see full eclipse while MSU, MSMS plan viewing events locally

Posted 8/11/2017 in Area

Randy Niffenegger spent years planning for a trip on which he'll soon embark.


Trump doubles down on 'fire and fury' vow as wargames near

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un's government on Thursday to "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S.



Coal mine layoffs latest fallout at Kemper power plant

Posted 8/11/2017 in State

The company that supplies lignite coal to Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant says it will lay off 75 workers at the mine.



Beware at the pump: Black market fuel is making millions

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.



Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.



Frustrated with Trump, McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that "America is adrift in Afghanistan" as he promoted a war strategy that would expand the U.S. counterterrorism effort and provide greater support to Afghan security forces.



Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.



Suspended Fox host suing reporter over alleged lewd texts

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he had allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues.



2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.


Starkville aldermen could ease restrictions on alcohol sales

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could soon hold hearings on easing local restrictions on alcohol sales that will bring them in line with state statutes.

Weather delays opening of SOCSD-MSU partnership school to 2019

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction of Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's grades 6-7 partnership school is not expected to conclude until spring 2019 because of delays to dirt work caused by summer rains, SOCSD Superintendent Eddie Peasant confirmed.

The Sherman Business Report: Angie's Catering moving to College Street

Posted 8/10/2017 in Business

Angie's Catering and Floral Design, also known as Events on Fifth, plans to move to a new location Sept. 1.

Caledonia considering building codes

Posted 8/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For most of its 110 years as a town, Caledonia has adopted a "the fewer rules the better" approach.


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