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Man sentenced for aggravated DUI

Posted 1/14/2017 in Area

A Pontotoc man was sentenced to 22 years in prison with 10 suspended, 12 to serve for two counts of aggravated DUI.

 

Electric car maker GreenTech lays off Miss. workers

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

The future of an electric car maker that once had grand promises for a corner of the Mississippi Delta is growing even murkier.

 

 

Miss. ex-Gov. William Winter released from hospital

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter has been released from a hospital six days after he fell on his icy driveway and injured his head.

 

 

Biloxi slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day."

 

 

Furniture Academy aims to boost manufacturing skills

Posted 1/14/2017 in State

A new Furniture Academy in Mississippi is designed to give workers the skills they need for manufacturing jobs.

 

 

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory.

 

 

Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman.

 

 

Takata agrees to guilty plea, will pay $1B for hiding defect

Posted 1/14/2017 in Business

Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive air bag inflators.

 

 

Early win on budget pressures Republicans to deliver on health care

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

 

Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year.

 

 

CPD opens investigation into alleged Jack's incident

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has officially opened a criminal investigation into the alleged serving of contaminated food at Jack's restaurant on Highway 45.

 

CMSD trustee to seek second term

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees member Jason Spears has confirmed his intent to seek a second five-year term.

Thriving neighborhood watches becoming more effective

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shortly after a streak of well-publicized crimes hit the downtown area in late 2015, Columbus south side residents Julie Parker and Qua Austin organized a neighborhood watch.

 

Waverley mansion vandalized over the weekend

Posted 1/13/2017 in Area

Saturday night marked the second time the historic Waverley mansion has been vandalized in the past few months.

 

Legislators respond to mandatory flag-flying bill

Posted 1/13/2017 in Area

If one state senator has his way, Mississippi's colleges will fly the state flag or their presidents will pay.

 

CPD seeks suspects in armed robbery, shot into dwelling cases

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking suspects in two Thursday night incidents that occurred about 90 minutes apart.

 

 

2 more qualify for Oktibbeha chancery clerk election

Posted 1/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The field of candidates for Oktibbeha County's special chancery court election expanded to six this week after a new Democrat and Republican joined the race.

 

 

Governor sets $51 million more in Mississippi budget cuts

Posted 1/13/2017 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday ordered another $51 million in cuts from Mississippi's $6.4 billion budget, as state revenues continue to lag.

 

 

Bond reduced for man charged in 'Vote Trump' church burning

Posted 1/13/2017 in State

An African-American man charged in burning of a black church that was also spray-painted with "Vote Trump" has been falsely accused, his attorney said Thursday.

 

 

Hood wants doctors to check for painkiller prescriptions

Posted 1/13/2017 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says doctors should have to check an electronic registry before prescribing potentially addictive painkillers.

 

 

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