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Bond remembered for civil rights work after his death at 75

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.

Pro-Bush super PAC spending $10M-plus on initial TV campaign

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

The heavily funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states.


Obama can do Iran deal even if Congress disapproves

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.


Former FSU QB lands at EMCC

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two-time defending national junior college champion East Mississippi Community College has picked up a big transfer.

Bikers back in Sturgis

Posted 8/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nothing was going to stop Joe and Jo Jo Young from riding their Harley Davidsons into Sturgis on Saturday.


Board questions request for court reporter raises

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The highlight of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting Friday came when Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens appeared before the board regarding pay for court reporters.



Amory motorcycle crash claims life

Posted 8/15/2015 in Area

A Smithville man is dead following a motorcycle crash in downtown Amory.



Body discovered in Monroe County identified

Posted 8/15/2015 in Area

A body found along Splunge Road in late June has been identified as Johnny Pace, a 28-year-old from Sulligent, Alabama.



Mississippi flag banned in Leflore Co., then reappears

Posted 8/15/2015 in State

A Mississippi flag flew for a few hours outside the Leflore County Courthouse, three days after supervisors voted to prohibit the banner on county property.



Police: Children locked in car while couple gambled

Posted 8/15/2015 in State

Gulfport police say Meridian couple has been arrested after they left their children in a hot car to go gambling at the Island View Casino.



Cold wet spring makes for later cotton blooms this year

Posted 8/15/2015 in State

The Mississippi State University Extension Service says a cold, wet spring has slowed cotton development by about 10 days this year.


He may be a mystery, but Kasich challenges Bush in NH

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

Even at his own rallies, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is a stranger to some New Hampshire voters.

Clinton offers forceful defense on Benghazi, emails

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a fierce defense of her handling of the 2012 Benghazi attacks and her use of a private email server as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, dismissing the controversies as "partisan games" in a speech before influential Iowa Democrats on Friday.

Trump says he'd be a smarter president than his competitors

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

In a speech light on policy details but heavy on flair, Donald Trump told a raucous New Hampshire crowd Friday that he'd make a smarter president than any of his competitors when it comes to the economy, the military and everything else.


Cost of hunt for escaped NY killers topped $1 million a day

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.


Military says it is committed to fairness in Manning case

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

The U.S. military said Thursday that it is committed to "a fair and equitable process" in the case of national security leaker Chelsea Manning and other prisoners accused of breaking rules at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.


US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremony

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

U.S. and Japanese cities linked by World War II marked the 70th anniversary of the conflict's end by vowing to remember the past and promote peace.



Police investigating social media threat against mosque

Posted 8/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Alleged threats were reportedly posted on Facebook on Thursday evening.


Columbus novelist talks new book

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a writer, Michael Farris Smith is not one to get ahead of himself.


SWAT team takes domestic violence suspect into custody

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in custody after a short standoff Thursday outside a Plymouth Road home.



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