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Man arrested for attempted sexual assault

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of attempted sexual assault is still in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, according to city police.

Photo: Playing the Market

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marlee Ellinton, 2, comes prepared with her pretty pink princess ukulele and purse during her weekly visit to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Monday.

MSPB elects officers for 2017

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Nick P. Ardillo of Columbus has been elected to serve as chairman of the Mississippi State Personnel Board for Fiscal Year 2017, and J. Lee Yancey of Brandon has been elected to serve as vice chairman.


Attorney: Lawsuit does not seek to close charter schools

Posted 7/19/2016 in State

An attorney for Southern Poverty Law Center says the group is not trying to close charter schools in Mississippi, but is only trying to have the schools' funding formula declared unconstitutional.



Looking at own prospects, some Republicans avoid Cleveland

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

As her fellow Republicans gathered in Cleveland, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte was back home touting her work on a bipartisan bill intended to address opioid abuse.



After outbreak of dissent, Trump powers toward the prize

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention.



Poll: Trump supporters unfazed by reversal on self-funding

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Donald Trump's voters adored him for mostly paying his own way in the first half of the presidential campaign.



GOP platform tacks right on social issues

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

The Republican Party adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever on Monday, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump's policies.



Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted police.



'Sheer brutality': Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge.



Man accused of urging people to kill police

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Police say a Georgia man has been charged after he urged people to kill white police officers.



Despite 3rd acquittal, Baltimore prosecutors push on

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

A Baltimore judge dealt the state yet another blow in the protracted and unsuccessful prosecution of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who was injured in police custody.



Turkey's Erdogan recounts night of coup, mulls death penalty

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a series of televised appearances overnight in which he disclosed dramatic details of his survival on the night of a failed coup and raised the specter of reintroducing the death penalty to punish conspirators.



French authorities paint complex picture of attacker

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Authorities investigating the truck driver who killed 84 people in a Bastille Day attack painted a complex picture Monday of a man who did not seem devout but had recently become interested in jihadi violence and researched past attacks in France and the United States, including one on a gay nightclub in Orlando.



Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, 3 others wounded

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police there in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.



Chief: Cleveland taking steps to thwart terrorist attack

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Cleveland's chief of police said Sunday barricades have been placed at key streets and intersections in the city's downtown before the start of the Republican National Convention to thwart the type of attack that occurred in France when a man drove a large truck into crowds, killing 84 people.



GOP convention kicks off as nation reels from more violence

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president.


Photo: Reunited and it 'peels' so good

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cameron Allen of Houston, walks from the Princess Theater downtown dressed in a banana suit with Amber Davis, of Columbus, on Sunday.


Miss. GOP delegates applaud Trump pick of Pence for VP

Posted 7/18/2016 in State

Mississippi delegates to the Republican National Convention are praising Donald Trump's choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.


Summer Jobs Series: Columbus woman learning responsibility, budgeting

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer jobs serve as rites of passage for many young adults who are learning the ropes of the "real world." Yonesha James said she is earning money to help with college expenses and making friends along the way.


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