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Area jobless rates continue to fall

Posted 9/24/2015 in Area

With school back in session, unemployment rates again took a major dip throughout the state and the Golden Triangle in August.

Capital murder indictment in Macon robbery

Posted 9/24/2015 in Area

A Shuqualak man has been charged with capital murder in the March shooting of a Macon gas station attendant.


Starkville continues trimming Horse Park contribution

Posted 9/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen have continuously cut outside contributions to the Mississippi Horse Park this term and will do so again in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget.



Analysis: Budget hearings focused on school funding impact

Posted 9/24/2015 in State

Mississippi lawmakers used budget hearings this week to deliver one central message: Pumping more money into schools could hurt other state services.



'Lean and mean' campaigns enable GOP candidates to endure

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

As Scott Walker gave up on his 2016 presidential race this week, he implored other Republicans in the crowded field to follow his lead and drop out -- so that one could rise to challenge front-runner Donald Trump.



Pope praises US bishops' response to abuse, angering victims

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

Pope Francis praised American bishops on Wednesday for their "generous commitment" to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits.


Pope Francis' security faces Capitol test after parade incident

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the United States got its first test Wednesday as a 5-year-old California girl with a T-shirt and a message about immigration for the pontiff made her way through a security barrier and onto his parade route.

Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

Posted 9/24/2015 in Business

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday, days after admitting that the world's top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.


Democrats poised to filibuster stopgap funding measure

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

The Senate is preparing to vote on legislation that would keep the government open beyond next Wednesday's deadline at a price Democrats are certain to reject -- stripping taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood.



Fury over drug price spikes rising, but increases aren't new

Posted 9/24/2015 in Business

Hillary Clinton was among the patients and politicians who voiced outrage this week after it became public that the price of a 62-year-old drug used to treat a life-threatening infection had been raised by more than 5,000 percent.



Building permits 9-24-15

Posted 9/24/2015 in Business



Study: Presidential campaign coverage outpacing past

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

By one measure, the 2016 presidential campaign has made more news at this early stage than any of the six previous contests.



Off the air: Trump boycotts Fox News over campaign coverage

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

Donald Trump says he's done appearing on Fox News shows for the "foreseeable future" because he doesn't like the network's coverage of his presidential campaign.


At CMSD, a 'new' approach

Posted 9/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New technology, new textbooks and a consulting firm are helping the Columbus Municipal School District implement a series of changes that seek to prepare the district's students to be successful in the 21st century.

USDA fights endless battle of wits with ingenious beavers

Posted 9/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his weekly column, Columbus historian Rufus Ward often recounts the experiences of the first white settlers to move into Lowndes County in the early 19th century.

Lowndes Co. jail installing email kiosks

Posted 9/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center will soon begin offering improved communication services to inmates.


Columbus man dies in late night wreck

Posted 9/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is dead following a crash off Highway 50 on Tuesday.


Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra dies at 90

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain't ever gonna be over.


Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute -- all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.



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