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Miss. charter school challengers seek quick judgment

Posted 8/24/2016 in State

A group suing over how Mississippi's charter schools are funded and governed is pushing for a quick ruling in the case.



Miss. ACT scores dip as all high school seniors tested

Posted 8/24/2016 in State

Mississippi's ACT scores fell sharply in the first year that all public school seniors in the Magnolia State took the test.



Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

Posted 8/24/2016 in National

Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.



Obama vows support for La. after the 'cameras leave'

Posted 8/24/2016 in National

Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster.



Trump: Immigration laws can be softened

Posted 8/24/2016 in National

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the hardline stance he has taken since the beginning of his campaign.



Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State

Posted 8/24/2016 in National

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money -- either personally or through companies or groups -- to the Clinton Foundation.


Bud and Burgers event canceled

Posted 8/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A planned Bud and Burgers fundraiser for the Columbus Main Street Association has been canceled.

MSMS teacher wins national award for math, science teachers

Posted 8/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ever since she began teaching math at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science eight years ago, Lauren Zarandona has been applying for the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Clay deputies make fourth arson arrest

Posted 8/23/2016 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man in less than a week on arson charges.

County parks study complete

Posted 8/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A county-commissioned study of the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is now complete.

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.

Crime author shares with Rotary 'Confessions' as undercover cop

Posted 8/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of former undercover cop Charlie Spillers' most memorable arrests came when officers dragged a suspect out of an occupied vehicle and violently threw him against the car.


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.


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.

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.


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