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Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later

Posted 8/29/2015 in National

The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one -- Emmett Till -- was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.

Easley files lawsuit over court records

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors claiming he was denied public records from Lowndes County Justice Court.

Swoope is area's first female bank president

Posted 8/28/2015 in Area

There is a picture of Jennifer Swoope, as a very little girl, sitting in the bank president's chair at BancorpSouth in West Point.

University: Nguyen will be charged with disorderly conduct

Posted 8/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 20-year-old Mississippi State University freshman was detained and referred to mental health specialists Thursday after law enforcement agents locked down the campus and scoured the Drill Field for an armed suspect.

Delinquent tax sale is Monday

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, on the last Monday in August, Mississippi counties hold delinquent tax sales. Each year, the sale features pretty much the same cast of characters, too, says Lowndes County tax assessor Greg Andrews.

Columbus man arrested, charged with 17 crimes

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing 17 felony charges -- each one involving either weapons or drugs -- after his Tuesday arrest.


Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.



Shootings make for tough media decisions

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.


Trump proposals risk deepening Republican rift on immigration

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.

Walker says he would aggressively confront Islamic terrorism

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."

Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from 2016 bid

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.


Pedestrian hit by car in New Hope

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was sent to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Thursday morning after being struck by a car in New Hope about 6:45 a.m.



Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage.



Three arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Three people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation were arrested overnight in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.



Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world.



Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is using a webcast today to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran.



Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

The Mormon church -- the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units -- is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders.



Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears

Posted 8/28/2015 in National

Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose.



Man in custody after MSU shooting report

Posted 8/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A suspect connected to reports of a shooting on the Mississippi State campus this morning was taken into custody, according Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter.



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