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Ward 5 candidates outline goals, platforms

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates running for the Ward 5 seat on the Columbus City Council spoke at Hunt Museum during the Mississippi Derby Tea Social on Saturday.

Columbus child struck by vehicle

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus child was struck by a car while riding a bicycle near Seventh Street North on Saturday.

Brock leaving United Way

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A season is drawing to a close for Patricia Brock.

Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease

Former Mississippi State University basketball coach Rick Stansbury wants to jettison his Oktibbeha County Lake lease and sell Starkville Wet N Wild waterpark and its associated campground improvements to the county.


Primary absentee ballots available

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office is now providing absentee ballots for the primary election in March.



CPD searching for alleged armed robbers

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department at press time Saturday evening were still searching for two men accused of robbing residents at a Maple Street apartment in East Columbus on Friday night.



Commercial air service to start again in Tupelo

Posted 2/6/2016 in State

The final pieces are coming together for commercial air service to start again in Tupelo, five months after the last carrier left.



Incentives for $1.45B tire plant could top $600M

Posted 2/6/2016 in State

An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.



State moving inmates from regional jails to save money

Posted 2/6/2016 in State

Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails.



States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.



Dems ready for long, pricey primary

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond.



Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.



Republicans circle Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns.



DA: No charges in handcuffed man's fatal shooting

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

Louisiana prosecutors on Friday ruled out any criminal charges in the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot while handcuffed behind his back in the rear of a patrol car.


Negro League historian, son of Satchel Paige speaks in Columbus

Posted 2/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In celebrating Black History Month, Columbus Municipal School District hosted Negro League baseball historian Larry Lester and Robert Paige -- the oldest son of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, a longtime Negro League star -- at a presentation Thursday morning at Cook Elementary Magnets Fine Arts School.

Chase ends with N. Columbus crash

Posted 2/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday night car chase involving an officer from the Columbus Police Department ended in a wreck in North Columbus.

Starkville SOUPer Bowl set for Saturday

Ten local chefs will vie Saturday to see whose bowl of soup best warms and fills the stomachs of diners in the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau's third annual SOUPer Bowl.

African Children's Choir to perform Sunday

Posted 2/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After five months of touring the U.S., Patience Namata, a 7-year-old from Uganda, will perform a concert at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus on Sunday with 17 other African school children.

Woman sues Monroe County, former deputy

Posted 2/5/2016 in Area

A Monroe County woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Monroe County and a former sheriff's deputy for an alleged wrongful arrest and conviction.


Miss. lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

Posted 2/5/2016 in State

Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport.



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