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Burns Bottom redevelopment board avoiding conflicts

Posted 3/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Redevelopment Authority board members are publicly working to avoid perceived conflicts of interest with bringing the Burns Bottom Development project to fruition.

Legislature passes texting-while-driving bill

Posted 3/10/2015 in State

A bill banning texting while driving now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's signature after lawmakers approved the measure Monday.

Dak Prescott injured in spring break attack

Posted 3/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and two teammates arrived back in Starkville after a fight caught on video in Panama City Beach, Fla., left Prescott with visible wounds to his face and back.

Trial nears for accused Cochran photo blogger

Posted 3/10/2015 in State

A political blogger who shook up last year's Senate election by photographing U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife is set for trial March 30.

 

Jury selected in case of slain Clarksdale candidate

Posted 3/10/2015 in State

Trial began Monday for a man accused of killing Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian in 2013.

 

 

Cancer is in remission for teen forced to undergo chemo

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state after she and her mother refused treatment is happy her cancer is in remission but still upset she had no choice in the matter.

 

 

Raccoon's freedom costs San Francisco carpenter his job

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.

 

Baby improving after 14 hours in overturned car in icy river

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

Police responding to a report from a fisherman about an overturned car in an icy Utah river were stunned to discover an 18-month-old girl dangling in a car seat inside, unconscious but alive.

New blog showcases Miss. sights

Posted 3/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University employee Matt Warren has embarked on a new project: taking high dynamic range (HDR) photos of the state.

West Point artist's work redefines city's appearance

Posted 3/9/2015 in Area

Many murals now adorn Main Street West Point buildings, thanks to Deborah Mansfield.

Ongoing drug investigation yields charges

Three Starkville residents face drug-related charges as Starkville Police Department and county law enforcement continue cracking down on offenders.

Arrest follows Starkville stabbing

A Thursday stabbing in Starkville injured one person and led to the arrest of another.

Analysis: Tax cuts winning versus increasing state services

Posted 3/9/2015 in State

The next time Mississippi lawmakers say the state can't afford something, don't believe them.

 

Extent of Obama's executive reach often in eye of beholder

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

When it comes to President Barack Obama exerting presidential powers, Republicans have made it clear they want to keep him in check. Except when they don't.

 

 

Value of presidential polls? Not much, and not for a while

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

Wondering who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it's going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much about who's likely to be our next president.

 

 

Hamilton High School to host blood drive

Posted 3/9/2015 in Area

Hamilton High School and United Blood Services will team up for a March 19 blood drive at the school's campus.

 

Two local candidates seek U.S. House seat

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus residents have announced their intent to run for Mississippi's vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

CRA targets Burns Bottom

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority is making its first big push for a project to revitalize city neighborhoods.

In an old gym, something new

Posted 3/7/2015 in Area

If you build it, they will come.

 

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