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SOCSD receives $100,000 for students, parents at Emerson PreK-4

Posted 9/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs found his love for education while helping inmates receive their General Equivalency Diplomas while he served six years in federal prison.

 

40 acres of marijuana, 1 arrest so far in Mississippi

Posted 9/12/2018 in State

One arrest has been made and the search is on for other suspects in connection with the discovery of seven large marijuana fields covering about 40 acres in Mississippi's Jefferson Davis County, authorities said Tuesday.

 

 

Mississippi sets 1-day hearing to start state budget process

Posted 9/12/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the monthslong process of writing a state budget.

 

 

'Monster' Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days.

 

 

Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds.

 

 

AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren't very religious

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

 

 

Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. 11 planes crashed, President Donald Trump praised the "band of brave patriots" who helped bring down the jetliner and saved the lives of countless others in the nation's capital.

 

 

Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that don't self-load, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.

 

 

Elizabeth Smart upset 1 of her kidnappers to be freed early

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.

 

 

President says response to Puerto Rico hurricane 'underappreciated'

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an "underappreciated great job."

 

 

Dallas police respond to shooting with proactive approach

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Dallas police swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake.

 

New CMSD strategic plan focuses on student achievement

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District adopted a new strategic plan for the 2018-19 school year.

Some area schools see spikes in discipline issues

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students saw an increase in disciplinary referrals from last August, largely due to incidents involving its middle- and high-school students.

Starkville/MSU Symphony to open 50th season Saturday

Posted 9/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville/MSU Symphony kicks off its landmark 50th season Saturday with an opening "Milestones" concert at 7:30 p.m. at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.

Unlikely Rhodes Scholar plans to return to Mississippi

Posted 9/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Noah Barbieri is the 51st Rhodes Scholar from Mississippi and, in many ways, the program's most unlikely.

Man with multiple warrants turns himself in to police

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man with multiple warrants for his arrest has turned himself in to Columbus Police Department.

County-wide disaster drill rescheduled for Sept. 18

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's annual disaster preparedness drill has been rescheduled for Sept. 18.

 

Commission puts two Senate races atop Mississippi ballot

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

 

 

Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.

 

 

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence

Posted 9/11/2018 in National

With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.

 

 

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