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Senator: Military sex case files show 'troubling command culture'

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

A U.S. senator is stepping up her criticism of the Pentagon's campaign to end sexual assaults, alleging in a report to be released Monday that a "troubling command culture" seems to favor closing cases over pursuing justice and leaves victims vulnerable to retaliation.

 

 

Ala. city councilman shot in robbery in South Africa

Posted 5/24/2016 in Area

A city council member from Mobile, Alabama, was hospitalized in stable condition Monday after he was shot in the face while traveling in Johannesburg, South Africa, a family representative said.

 

 

Cosby due in court in Penn. sex-assault case

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

 

 

Obama signs bill striking offensive terms from US laws

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups.

 

 

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

 

 

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.

 

 

Armed men rob Lowndes Co. gas station

Posted 5/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects following an armed robbery today at Stateline Fuel Center.

 

CL&W laying sewer lines at Riverwalk

Posted 5/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water is laying a new sewer pipeline at Riverside Park near the start of the Columbus Riverwalk.

Mayor races shaping up 1 year out from elections

Posted 5/23/2016 in Area

Campaigns are gearing up in some Mississippi cities, even though elections for mayors, aldermen and city council members are a year away in most places.

MSU professor pens book on Shubuta lynchings

Posted 5/23/2016 in State

A Mississippi State University associate professor of history has released a new book chronicling events in a small Mississippi town that is home to a tragic monument to racial struggle.

 

Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating is finally coming home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.

 

 

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. A single green form before her, she had some questions for the agile 88-year-old: about comas and ventilators, about feeding tubes and CPR, about intense and irreversible suffering.

 

 

Boycott over LGBT law impacts more than just the music fans

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

Stagehand Kery Eller doesn't own any Bruce Springsteen albums, but he would smash them if he did.

 

 

Clinton sees benefits in Trump's attacks

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking.

 

 

US veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn't do: leave a comrade behind, certainly not one who had saved his life.

 

 

CAFB monitoring for Zika

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base is keeping an eye out for mosquitoes that could potentially carry the Zika virus.

 

Sex crime sentencing pushed to Monday

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Tedford will have to wait again to find out his fate after a sentencing for sexual battery was issued and withdrawn Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Sprucing up Lady Liberty: 15-year-old Columbus resident looks to take on Eagle Scout project

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last time the Statue of Liberty was fully refurbished, it required $87 million, hundreds of workers and two years to complete. "Lady Liberty" was rededicated in 1984. Eli Box expects his efforts to spruce up the "Little Lady Liberty" near downtown Columbus will take about six months and come at a far lower cost.

Perkins: No more consent agenda

Posted 5/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's implementation of a consent agenda by the Starkville Board of Aldermen could be the last time it's used this year, as Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins said Friday he'll again favor handling all matters of city business one at a time at the board table.

First student to graduate from EMCC's MI-BEST program

Posted 5/21/2016 in Area

Mantee resident Kayle Johnson, 26, decided she wanted more out of life.

 

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