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Concerns raised over transmission line project

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a meeting with representatives from Southern Cross Transmission, North District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley told the representatives Thursday the company must meet one-on-one with landowners concerned about the company's utility line project.


Anonymous donor sends 2 to MSMS

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anonymous donor has pledged $44,000 to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, which will allow the school to accept two more students for the next two academic years.



Analysis: Miss. charter schools debated on many fronts

Posted 7/18/2016 in State

The political debate about charter schools has been rumbling for years in the Mississippi Capitol and in the broader forum of public opinion.



Episcopal leader Gray, advocate for civil rights, dies at 89

Posted 7/18/2016 in State

The Rt. Rev. Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr., a civil-rights advocate and retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, died Friday. He was 89.



State spends millions planning unbuilt road

Posted 7/18/2016 in State

The state of Mississippi has spent $158.5 million on a road that does not exist. State and county leaders began planning 22 years ago for a road to connect Interstate 10 and the state Port of Gulfport.



Slain Baton Rouge officer wrote emotional Facebook post

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Just days before he was shot and killed, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said Sunday.



Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

In the aftermath of the deadly attack on Dallas officers, the city's police chief issued an appeal to blacks: If you want to change law enforcement, join us. Apply to become a cop.



Presidential health: Do we know enough about our candidates?

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn't determine health, it begs the question: How much do we know -- and should we know -- about how physically fit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are for the job?



Poll: Americans split over illegal immigration

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Most Americans reject Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and his support for deporting those in the country illegally.



With millions covered, 'repeal and replace' gets riskier

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Cleveland, we have a problem. As Republicans gather to anoint their presidential ticket, Donald Trump's plan for replacing "Obamacare" appears to be anything but solid.



After 2 years, probe of Eric Garner chokehold death in limbo

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck.


Local players 'go' crazy over new Pokemon game

Posted 7/17/2016 in Area

Since the game's launch on July 6, efforts to describe the Pokemon Go phenomenon is like trying to hit a moving target. Literally.

MUW holds culinary program for high school teachers

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the kitchen of Mississippi University for Women's culinary center, Heather Baumbach stood over a stove stirring a pan of chopped apples for the filling of a drop-biscuit apple dessert.

October move-in date set for new DA office space

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District Attorney Scott Colom will move his staff into new Columbus office space in October.

Starkville pushes to keep Bulldog Bash in city

Posted 7/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and city of Starkville officials have confirmed discussions are continuing for a potential Bulldog Bash location.


Man charged in burning death of woman pleads not guilty

Posted 7/16/2016 in State

An ex-convict who left Mississippi last year as authorities tried to determine who killed a young woman in their small town appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge.



Willie Seaberry, owner of Po' Monkey's juke joint, dies

Posted 7/16/2016 in State

Willie Seaberry, owner of Po' Monkey's juke joint in Bolivar County, has died. Deputy Coroners Ted Ray and Murry Roark tell The Clarion-Ledger they found Seaberry late Thursday in his back bedroom at the lounge.



BP estimates cost of 2010 Gulf oil spill at $61.6B

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

Oil giant BP PLC has put a final price tag on what its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost the company, and it's a hefty sum: $61.6 billion.



'Wrong must be corrected' for black man killed by police

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the "meaning of southern hospitality" and a good man whose death at the hands of two white police officers "woke up Baton Rouge and America."



Priebus: Rebellion against Trump dead

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

The GOP delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus declared on Friday, looking ahead to a unified national convention next week amid signs that both Trump and the broader party are moderating their message with an eye toward November.



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