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Firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

Posted 9/5/2015 in State

A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.


Congress returns to weighty list of unfinished business

Posted 9/5/2015 in National

Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer -- cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.


Prayer, and bracelet, void Mississippi speeding ticket

Posted 9/5/2015 in State

A Mississippi state trooper says he voided a $200 speeding ticket because the driver expressed concern for police safety.


GSDP eyes Highway 12 makeover

Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials want to create a Highway 12 business improvement district that they say would transform the corridor with various infrastructure projects.

EMCC falls to Co-Lin

Posted 9/4/2015 in Area

The East Mississippi Community College football team lost its first game in more than two years Thursday night.

MSMS students featured on Rural Voices Radio

Posted 9/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, two students from the Mississippi School for Math and Science read poems they wrote on "Rural Voices Radio," a Mississippi Public Broadcasting program.

Former MSU student's attorney speaks out

The attorney for the former Mississippi State University student taken into custody last week amid reports of an active shooter says his client is suffering because "somebody miscommunicated about threats."


Law enforcement beefs up patrols for Labor Day

Posted 9/4/2015 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have all state troopers on duty for the Labor Day weekend.


With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license

Posted 9/4/2015 in National

A gay couple emerged from the office of a defiant county clerk with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying after a lengthy standoff that landed the clerk in jail for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage.


Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

Posted 9/4/2015 in National

The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.



$50.6M in federal aid to extend fast Internet in Miss.

Posted 9/4/2015 in State

Three telecommunications companies are getting $51.5 million to expand fast Internet service in rural parts of Mississippi that currently don't have access.


Browning on Business: Ulta to open this month

Posted 9/3/2015 in Business

Ulta Beauty will open in three weeks.

Prep football: Private schools make it work with slim rosters

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Going "all out" in pads is a thing of the past for Hearne Foster.

Photo of responding MSU officer goes viral

A week ago today, during the "active shooter" scare on Mississippi State University's campus, Richard Corey took a picture that went viral.

5K to honor suicide victims Saturday

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Runners and walkers alike can come out to the Columbus Soccer Complex at 7:30 a.m. Saturday for Christopher's Hope 5K, a run in honor of suicide victims.

Turner repays $1,200 to city

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Councilman Marty Turner says he's repaid the city of Columbus approximately $1,200 in travel expenses after the city council took the matter up in executive session Tuesday.

Budget forecast: No new city taxes

Starkville aldermen are not expected to raise property taxes in the upcoming fiscal year.


Alderman prep for Caledonia Days

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Alderman met Tuesday to conduct general business and finalize plans for Caledonia Days next month.



State's sales tax holiday for guns, hunting gear to begin

Posted 9/3/2015 in State

Mississippi businesses are preparing for the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend.



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