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Miss. government building to be named for Nunnelee

Posted 3/21/2017 in State

A state office building could soon be named for a Mississippi congressman who died in 2015.



Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

Posted 3/21/2017 in National

The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats.



Tennessee teacher had been reported kissing missing student

Posted 3/21/2017 in National

A teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing him kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl's family said.



Columbus High's Woodard named Gatorade Player of Year

Posted 3/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School junior Robert Woodard II was named Monday the 2016-17 Gatorade Mississippi Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Woodard is the first Gatorade Mississippi Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Columbus High. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement, and exemplary character on and off the court.


Shots fired near the Princess

Posted 3/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials are planning measures to make downtown safer after a shooting near the Princess Theater nightclub early Sunday morning.

Slimantics: Grinning and winning

Posted 3/20/2017 in Area

Mississippi State's women's basketball team achieved what it set out to do this weekend.

Utility payment service causing bill pay issues

Posted 3/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third-party payment provider is causing frustration for some local utility companies and their customers.

LCSO names suspect in Crawford shooting

Posted 3/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is behind bars in Lowndes County this morning for allegedly shooting a woman a club in Crawford Friday.

Photo: Ready for spring

Posted 3/20/2017 in Area

Columbus' JCPenney slated to permanently close

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall in Columbus is losing one of its anchor stores.

Clay sheriff: Double murder case points to 'drug deal gone wrong'

Posted 3/18/2017 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the shooting deaths of two Tupelo residents Tuesday night, but Sheriff Eddie Scott said signs are so far pointing to a "drug deal gone wrong."


West Point police search for suspects in hotel robbery

Posted 3/18/2017 in Area

West Point police are searching for two suspects in an alleged hotel robbery Thursday night.


Slimantics: The coach's kid

Posted 3/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The resemblance is striking. In fact, you could pick her out of any crowd and recognize immediately that Blair Schaefer is the coach's kid.


Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

Posted 3/18/2017 in National

The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people.



Court blocks law that'd close Mississippi's only abortion clinic

Posted 3/18/2017 in State

A federal court on Friday permanently blocked Mississippi's law that threatened to close the state's only abortion clinic by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn't fulfill.



Groups seek to open 9 charter schools in Mississippi

Posted 3/18/2017 in State

Nine charter school operators say they're interested in opening new schools in Mississippi, although none of them currently run a charter school anywhere.



Mississippi Power's Kemper plant blows deadline after leak

Posted 3/18/2017 in State

After a March 9 tubing leak, Mississippi Power Co. said Thursday that it's unsure when its $7.1 billion Kemper County power plant will be finished.



Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation against Obama

Posted 3/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.



Young CPD officers hope to make a difference

Posted 3/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's no secret that Columbus Police Department is a young department.


Asking for a seat at the table

Posted 3/17/2017 in Area

Eight-year-old Noa Baine and her 11-year-old sister Phoebe stood crammed into a crowd of hundreds at the Capitol in Jackson. They were there, like their parents and hundreds of others, to show support for public education.


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