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Photo: Early morning wreck

Posted 8/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A red Ford Mustang was involved in an accident this morning in Columbus on Main Street. No injuries were reported from the wreck, which occurred about 7 a.m.

Columbus to host Downtown Art Walk

Posted 8/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third annual Downtown Art Walk will take place in Columbus on Thursday, Sept. 3.

 

Monroe deputy shot during traffic stop

Posted 8/24/2015 in Area

A Monroe County Sheriff's deputy was shot while carrying out a traffic stop early this morning.

 

John Grisham talks politics at Mississippi Book Festival

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."

 

Under the Capitol dome: Katrina insecurity over being forgotten returns

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

On Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip?

 

Police: Man who shot trooper told him he would 'die soon'

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

A man accused of shooting a state trooper with a sawed-off shotgun told him afterward, "You're lucky -- you're going to die soon," according to the head of Louisiana State Police.

 

Reward increased in Corinth police officer shooting

Posted 8/24/2015 in Area

A Corinth police officer has been discharged from a North Mississippi hospital, two days after being shot at close range during a struggle with a man.

 

Unique properties lost to Katrina receiving markers

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

Twenty-nine Mississippi properties lost to Hurricane Katrina are being immortalized with cast aluminum markers.

 

Stolen gun to be returned to family of the late Gov. Fordice

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

icksburg police say a pistol engraved with the name of former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice and seized in a Jackson drug raid had been stolen from a truck owned by a relative.

 

 

Opponent seeks to block Miss. Power rate increase

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

The state Supreme Court has been asked to halt an emergency rate increase that regulators granted to Mississippi Power Co.

 

 

Top candidates struggle with distractions from the past

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Nearly six months out from the first votes of a presidential campaign, candidates should be fleshing out who they are and what they stand for.

 

Racial identity of activist questioned but does it matter?

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

Questions about the racial identity of a well-known activist in the "Black Lives Matter" movement have stirred controversy and drawn a blistering response. But the central question remains: Does his race matter?

US airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium.

 

Lowndes circuit clerk run-off is Tuesday

Posted 8/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A run-off election Tuesday will determine the Republican candidate for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk and Democratic candidate for District 42 House of Representatives.

 

CPD officer, suspect injured in Nash Road crash

Posted 8/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are investigating a vehicle accident involving a Columbus police officer that occurred Friday on Nash Road.

 

Investigator: Case against Senator's son not over

Posted 8/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An August grand jury did not indict the son of a state senator on felony possession of a controlled substance charge, but that does not mean the case is over.

 

 

Oktibbeha justice court judge run-off is Tuesday

Posted 8/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Runoff elections for two Oktibbeha County Democratic primaries will be held on Tuesday. Both races are judge positions in the Oktibbeha County Justice Court.

 

 

Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat

Posted 8/22/2015 in National

The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure -- whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women. Central to his thinking, he said in an Associated Press interview Friday, is the question of whether allowing women to serve in the infantry, armor and other traditionally male-only fields would affect Army "readiness" for war.

 

 

Health Dept.: Feral kitten in Starkville got rabies from bat

Posted 8/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi health officials say a bat was the source of rabies found in a wild kitten this week in Starkville. It is the state's first confirmed case of rabies in a land mammal since 1961.

 

 

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