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Superintendent's uncle sues CMSD, Hickman

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Illinois educator has filed a lawsuit against the Columbus Municipal School District and its superintendent claiming he was not given a job with the district despite the school board voting to hire him.

Holloway will return as SOCSD supe after suspension

Posted 8/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will return to work Sept. 8 following a period of unpaid leave.


City seeking municipal judge applicants

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is taking applications for potential judges to fill former municipal judge Nicole Clinkscales' seat.



Columbus council mulling 'Field of Dreams'

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen decided Monday to hold off on a decision for funding a Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority proposed "Field of Dreams" at Propst Park.



Obama feeling 'feisty,' ready to take on the 'crazies'

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is putting people on notice: He's back from vacation feeling "refreshed, renewed, recharged" -- and "a little feisty."



AP Exclusive: Man who tackled shooting suspect: I'm no hero

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

It was a frightening and dangerous scene: A Louisiana state trooper lay bleeding on the ground as a man rifled through his pockets and tried to take the immobile officer's handgun from his holster.


Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets -- "blunt impact projectiles" that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that's the goal.


Woman accused of kidnapping 3-year-old boy

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says a young woman is being charged with kidnapping after she was found with a missing 3-year-old boy.



Tupelo woman arrested for exploiting a vulnerable adult

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

A Tupelo woman has been indicted on charges of taking money from residents at an assistant living facility.



SeaPort agrees to remove Tupelo service

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its passenger service in Tupelo.



Camera shows Lumberton alderman stealing lighter

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

Security camera footage in a Lumberton Shell Station caught a person stealing a $26 lighter. That person turned out to be a city alderman.


Paul talks 2016 challenges between surgeries in Haiti

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again.

Dominating television, Donald Trump a ratings draw

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.


Two new West Nile virus cases confirmed in Mississippi

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13.



Survey: Recalls make Americans less satisfied with cars

Posted 8/25/2015 in Business

Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade, and it's largely because they're getting sick of dealing with recalls.



Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.



Theater victim's granddad questions motive of holdout juror

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Colorado theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs, drawing a forceful rebuke from the judge.



Iran nuclear deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.


Photo: Early morning wreck

Posted 8/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A red Ford Mustang was involved in an accident this morning in Columbus on Main Street. No injuries were reported from the wreck, which occurred about 7 a.m.


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