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Ole Miss chancellor: Student's lynching comment was 'racist'

Posted 9/24/2016 in State

The University of Mississippi chancellor on Friday condemned a student's online comment about lynching as "racist, offensive and hurtful" after dozens of other students said the chancellor's initial response to the comment was weak and insensitive to African-Americans.

 

 

Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House.

 

 

GOP lawmaker: FBI gave immunity to top Clinton aide

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman.

 

 

Cruz to vote for Trump, whom he once called 'utterly amoral'

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after the fiery Texas conservative called Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral."

 

 

Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted.

 

 

Imam in bombing suspect's hometown speaks against violence

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

An imam spoke against violence and in support of law enforcement during the first Friday prayer service since a local man was charged in last weekend's New Jersey and New York City bombings.

 

 

Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa officer of manslaughter

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street.

 

 

NC congressman says Charlotte protesters 'hate white people'

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they "hate white people."

 

 

Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

 

New trial granted for man convicted of capital murder

Posted 9/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man convicted of capital murder will get a new trial.

Frazier to be inducted in MSHoF

Posted 9/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus native Leslie Frazier, who played on the legendary Chicago Bears team that won Super Bowl XX and later coached the Minnesota Vikings to the NFL playoffs, will be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in August 2017.

Clown hysteria comes to Golden Triangle area

Posted 9/23/2016 in Area

Clowns -- or clown hysteria, one or the other -- have come to the Golden Triangle.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Boykin's lawyers seek change of venue

Posted 9/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin's attorneys have filed a motion to move his manslaughter trial out of Lowndes County.

McConnell: MSMS remains great investment in education

Posted 9/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Germain McConnell, executive director at the Mississippi School for Math & Science, freely admits the two-year residential high school located on the MUW campus isn't for everyone.

 

Man allegedly shoots family member in leg

Posted 9/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in custody after a Thursday evening domestic disturbance.

 

Starkville Main Street awards businesses, partners

Posted 9/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Main Street Association recognized the accomplishments of nine downtown businesses and organizations Thursday during its annual awards ceremony.

Getting 'crankie': Locals enjoy workshop as part of Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival

Posted 9/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ballads, poems, stories about little old ladies and hand-sewn panoramas illustrating them all were all in store for the handful of participants who attended the Crankie and storytelling workshop with national singers and storytellers Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle.

 

Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell

Posted 9/23/2016 in Area

A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries blamed for a possible listeria contamination of some of its ice cream said Thursday that its product tested negative for the pathogen before it was sent to the Texas-based company.

 

 

Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets early Friday after the city's mayor enacted a curfew and rifle-toting members of the National Guard arrived to guard the city's business district.

 

 

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