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FBI releases 2014 crime stats

Posted 10/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Property crime increased in Starkville from 2013 to 2014, rising from 608 incidents to 843.

Owners of lost pets have luck on social media

Posted 10/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Tuesday in September when Columbus resident Consquella Townsel couldn't find "Zeus," her 3-month-old pitbull, she thought at first he must be hiding in her home.

West Point, Clay Co. to merge EMA agencies

Posted 10/14/2015 in Area

The West Point board of selectmen voted unanimously to enter into an inter-local Emergency Management Agency with Clay County at Tuesday's board meeting.


Attorneys make new arguments in school funding lawsuit

Posted 10/14/2015 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove made a new round of arguments Tuesday in his lawsuit that seeks $240 million that 21 school districts say they have been shortchanged by the state in the past few years.


MSU unveils new advertising campaign

Posted 10/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University launched a new branding campaign Tuesday that will promote the university as a leading research institution and attempt to attract a higher level of students and faculty.

Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night.


Civil rights groups oppose King monument at Stone Mountain

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

A proposal to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. atop Georgia's Stone Mountain is getting a chilly reception from some of the civil rights groups that King worked with.



Memphis chief says not enough evidence for murder charge

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

An off-duty officer was not taking "official police action" when he was killed in a shootout with a neighbor, and there is not enough evidence to charge the neighbor with murder, a police chief said Tuesday.


Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse.

Showing less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand.

Hosemann talks 42, 42A in Columbus

Posted 10/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the November election creeps closer, voters statewide find themselves under siege from both sides of the education funding debate.

Nearly $80K spent on D.A. race

Posted 10/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With just one more reporting date remaining to file campaign finance reports, the biggest money among Lowndes County races is being spent in the District 16 District Attorney's race.

Officer Kelvin Lee dies after cancer battle

Posted 10/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officer Kelvin Lee died Monday night after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was 51.

Chandler life sentence upheld by judge

Posted 10/13/2015 in Area

A circuit court judge has upheld a life sentence in a 2003 murder case from Clay County.

Oktibbeha GOP shares the wealth with its candidates

Posted 10/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's a good time to be a Republican running for office in Oktibbeha County.

Pontotoc man missing since Oct. 2

Posted 10/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing Pontotoc man, Christopher Vanhaaften.


Caledonia man sues county over dispute about horses

Posted 10/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has filed a federal suit against Lowndes County and two of its animal control officers following a dispute with the county over the man's care of his horses.



Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary.



Bush offers plan to repeal, replace health care law

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."



Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.



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