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Winning Ohio candidate credits MUW for providing 'foundations' of her career

Posted 11/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as four years ago, Ohio was just a place on a map and politics wasn't even on the radar for Allison Russo. But on Tuesday, Russo was elected to represent Ohio's 24th District in the statehouse, winning her first political campaign as a Democrat in her suburban Columbus, Ohio district.

 

Chancery district 14-1 runoff picture still murky

Posted 11/8/2018 in Area

The runoff picture for the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judgeship remained unclear Thursday evening after Oktibbeha County released updated vote totals.

 

182-year-old Beckrome to be demolished

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An antebellum house in north Columbus is slated to be demolished.

Legislation restoring $800k to Lowndes expected next year

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the Mississippi Legislature convenes in January, Lowndes County officials will ask for the right to assess taxes on businesses operating on Golden Triangle Regional Airport land, a move that will restore $800,000 in revenue for the county and its school district.

Business moves with Mary: Leigh Mall losing two more tenants

Posted 11/8/2018 in Area

Two more stores are vacating Leigh Mall. The Cookie Store, once located by the mall's main entrance, has already shuttered, though a store representative could not be reached by press time.

Ellis wins chancery court judgeship

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery District judge on Tuesday.

Voter turnout nears, exceeds 50 percent in area counties

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Voter turnout in Golden Triangle area counties Tuesday either approached or topped 50 percent, according to unofficial counts from circuit clerks' offices.

 

Hitchhiker attacks driver who gave him a ride

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect who allegedly attacked a driver who gave him a ride on Thursday. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.

 

Man accused of molesting children under 14

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.

 

Drungole-Ellis beats Perkins in chancery election

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery district on Tuesday.

 

Man accused of molesting children under 14 charged with sexual battery

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.

Polls open today for mid-term elections

Posted 11/6/2018 in Area

By the time the polls opened Tuesday morning, more than 2,300 people in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties had already voted, leaving circuit clerks in both counties feeling optimistic about a good turnout.

CMSD second-graders will use robots to learn coding basics

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robots will roam second-grade classrooms at Columbus Municipal School District later this month. Second grade students at CMSD will learn how to code and program two types of robots with the help of mentors from the Golden Triangle Coding Academy Nov. 26-30.

SPD investigating Sprint Mart armed robbery

Posted 11/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for a suspect in a Monday morning armed robbery at a Sprint Mart in south Starkville.

Caledonia man arrested for hitting another vehicle with his car

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is in jail after he allegedly tried to run his girlfriend's sister's vehicle off the road Sunday. Cory Trent Bullard, 30, of 218 Thomas Circle, has been charged with aggravated assault manifesting in extreme indifference to life.

'There's always been partisanship'

Posted 11/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Wyatt Emmerich sees a lot of partisanship in the United States as voters head to the polls for midterm elections. Emmerich, a syndicated columnist and editor and publisher of The Northside Sun newspaper in Jackson, told Starkville's Rotary Club on Monday that's not necessarily a new or particularly unusual thing.

 

Man dies in Highway 12 wreck while fleeing police

Posted 11/5/2018 in Area

A Columbus man died in a Saturday night crash after attempting to flee police, according to authorities.

 

Man pleads guilty to weapons charge, avoids trial for sexual battery

Posted 11/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man avoided a potential life sentence for sexual battery Friday by pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.

DUI crash ignites refrigeration store

Posted 11/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of a refrigeration company on Tuscaloosa Road claim more than $1 million in inventory damage after a car crashed into the facility and caught it on fire early Sunday morning.

 

2 Senate races headline Mississippi's Tuesday ballot

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

Mississippi voters will cast ballots Tuesday on an unusual combination -- two U.S. Senate races.

 

 

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