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Oktibbeha road plan draft calls for $2M in work

Posted 8/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An early draft of Oktibbeha County's upcoming four-year road plan would calls for the county to spend an estimated $2.33 million on a number of infrastructure projects -- including paving, resealing and overlay efforts -- through 2019.


Man held in Ala. slayings blames massacre on drugs

Posted 8/23/2016 in Area

Under arrest and shackled following the slaying of five friends in a rural home, a Mississippi man professed his love for the estranged girlfriend whose family and friends were massacred and blamed the killings on drugs.



Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigration

Posted 8/23/2016 in National

Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.



Trump's stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of gender bias

Posted 8/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential.



White House says feds doing their part in flood response

Posted 8/23/2016 in National

President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority.


MUW planning new culinary arts building

Posted 8/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi University for Women is in the planning phase for a new culinary facility.

Sales tax growth continues for Columbus

Posted 8/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax collections continue to rise over last year's record-breaking results.

Photos: The Rally

Posted 8/22/2016 in Area

Gary Martin of Louisville rides up and down the main strip of Sturgis during The Rally Saturday.

Dudy Noble video board to serve as first step in renovation

Posted 8/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new Mississippi State baseball stadium is expected to be operable by the 2018 season. But Bulldog fans will get a glimpse of something new at Dudy Noble Field/Polk-Dement Stadium this coming season.


Analysis: Once called soft, some ask if state tests too hard

Posted 8/22/2016 in State

Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow of another question -- has the state gone from grading its kids too soft to grading them too hard?



Sheriff: 5 slain in Alabama massacre included pregnant woman

Posted 8/22/2016 in Area

The five people slain in a massacre at a south Alabama home included a woman who was five months pregnant, Mobile County authorities said.



Official: Gulf Coast states most vulnerable to Zika

Posted 8/22/2016 in National

A National Institutes of Health official said Sunday that the Zika virus could "hang around" the United States for a year or two.



Thankful flood victim finds humor amid tragedy

Posted 8/22/2016 in National

Chuck and Karen Craft are among the thousands of Louisiana residents dragging furniture, appliances and other belongings out of flood-ravaged homes.


Photos: Possum Town Triathlon

Posted 8/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The fifth annual Possum Town Triathlon kicked off at 7 a.m. Saturday in Columbus.

LINK unveils third Lowndes Megasite

Posted 8/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK and the Tennessee Valley Authority have officially unveiled a new 1,144 acre megasite.

Three arrested in Clay arson

Posted 8/20/2016 in Area

Three men are in jail for their suspected connection to a Clay County arson.

Rio Olympics boosts local interest in swimming, gymnastics

Posted 8/20/2016 in Area

Every year about this time, Swim Columbus coach Chris Chain is a busy man, even though his swimmers are in the middle of a two-week break.


Ole Miss band to look away from 'Dixie' beginning this fall

Posted 8/20/2016 in State

"Old times there are not forgotten" proclaim the lyrics to the Southern anthem "Dixie." But the University of Mississippi, whose athletic traditions were once overlaid with Confederate symbolism, is ready to forget the song.



Miss. officials expect $10M for after-school programs

Posted 8/20/2016 in State

Mississippi officials now expect to have $10 million to spend on federally subsidized after-school programs in the current school year.



Taking heat, US officials defend $400M cash payment to Iran

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

The Obama administration on Friday defended its decision to make a $400 million cash delivery to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners, saying the payment wasn't ransom because the Islamic Republic would have soon recouped the money one way or another.



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