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Drone drops drugs in prison yard, spurring inmate fight

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said.



With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

The political veteran with the right resume, but perhaps the wrong last name. The rookie senators and their focus on foreign policy and individual rights. Governors with experience -- and baggage. The never-been-elected outsiders, and of course, the billionaire showman.



Ex-mayor denies misusing of Southaven city funds

Posted 8/6/2015 in State

A former mayor accused of spending city money on trips, shopping and marriage counseling was authorized to use the funds and did nothing wrong, his attorney said Wednesday.



SEC requires companies to reveal CEO-vs-worker pay gap

Posted 8/6/2015 in Business

Federal regulators have approved a long-delayed rule requiring companies to reveal the pay gap between CEOs and their employees.



Who are the stock market heavyweights?

Posted 8/6/2015 in Business

At $654 billion, Apple is the stock market's heavyweight.



Building permits 8-6-15

Posted 8/6/2015 in Business



Business brief: OCH Regional Medical Center honored

Posted 8/6/2015 in Business



Marriages and divorces 8-6-15

Posted 8/6/2015 in Business


Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Leading GOP senator offers bill on guns, mental health

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

A leading Republican senator proposed a National Rifle Association-backed bill Wednesday that he said would make the federal background check system for gun buyers more effective and bolster programs for treating people with mental illness.

Suspect in latest theater attack had psychological issues

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun was eventually shot and killed by police.

Randle holds constable seat, Williams re-elected

District 2 Constable Curtis Randle and District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams secured victories in Tuesday's Democratic primary and will return to their respective seats next term.


Two Oktibbeha County Justice Court races move to runoff

Two Oktibbeha County democratic races look to be heading to runoffs after Tuesday's primary elections.


Truck driver wins Democratic nomination for Miss. governor

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.

Wright to lead LCSD 4 more years

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the absentee ballots came in Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, an anxious Lynn Wright breathed a sigh of relief inside the Lowndes County Courthouse.

Brooks defeats primary challenger Turner

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a long, sometime combative race with challenger Marty Turner, incumbent Leroy Brooks won yesterday's Democratic primary election for the Lowndes County District 5 supervisor race.

Younger defeats Patrick in GOP state senate primary

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in nine months, Chuck Younger has defeated Bobby Patrick in a race for the District 17 state senate seat.

Going to Jackson: Karriem wins District 41 seat

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 5 councilman Kabir Karriem easily defeated a pair of write-in candidates in Tuesday's Democratic Primary in the District 41 House of Representative race.

Barksdale, Shelton to meet in circuit clerk runoff

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The deep field for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk was narrowed Tuesday night, but a Republican candidate has yet to be determined.


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