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Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family, military officials say.



Yells for 'Daddy' near school yield surprising find

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

olice say a Connecticut woman became concerned when she heard someone calling "Daddy" repeatedly near a school. But when she began looking for a child, she instead found a large green parrot up in a tree.


Johnson leaves CPD after 40 years of service

Posted 6/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 40 years in law enforcement, Columbus assistant police chief Joe Johnson is retiring. Johnson's last day on the job will be June 30.

Columbus man arrested on rape charge

Posted 6/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for rape and breaking and entering.

Nichols to take over as new CAFB commander

Posted 6/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Jim Sears announced his replacement as wing commander at Columbus Air Force Base Thursday during a meeting of the Base Community Council.


School board rewards administrators with raises

Posted 6/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Citing high evaluations and increased workloads associated with 2015's upcoming school consolidation, Starkville School District Board of Trustees members approved 5-percent raises for Superintendent Lewis Holloway and Assistant Superintendents Toriano Holloway and Jody Woodrum following closed-door discussions Tuesday.


Political split outgrows the voting booth in America

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth.


Bergdahl back in the U.S. to recuperate

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early today to continue his medical treatment.


Immigration a political quandary for GOP

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss this week to a tea party-backed opponent illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform.


Protests aimed at Mississippi's New York picnic

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

Opponents of a Mississippi law could be like ants at the state's annual New York picnic. Those protesting the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which takes effect July 1, say it could sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.



Surgery hurts Nunnelee's speech and mobility

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

Brain surgery on a Republican congressman from north Mississippi has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body.



Emboldened after Cantor, tea party crows

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

A conservative underdog's swift dispatch of Majority Leader Eric Cantor is feeding tea party dreams in Mississippi and beyond in the 2014 midterm elections.


Ruby Dee's legacy of activism, acting mourned

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway, also spent her life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa.

Workers in key industries getting most raises

Posted 6/13/2014 in Business

If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

The perfect pothole might not exist for many people -- but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape.


Ex-Corinth school worker wins wrongful firing verdict

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

A former maintenance worker and bus driver has been awarded $100,000 in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Corinth School District.



Obama: U.S. will send fresh help to beleaguered Iraq

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Less than three years after pulling American forces out of Iraq, President Barack Obama is weighing a range of short-term military options, including airstrikes, to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency that has captured two Iraqi cities and threatened to press toward Baghdad.


Arrests made in Starkville shooting death

Posted 6/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anthony Lamar Williams, of 1200 Louisville St., Apartment C1, has been charged with murder.

Date set for council and school board meeting

Posted 6/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and Columbus Municipal School Board will meet at 6 p.m. on July 8. School board president Angela Verdell confirmed the meeting time on Tuesday.


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