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Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

Posted 7/3/2015 in National

Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump.


Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

Posted 7/3/2015 in National

Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.


Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC

Posted 7/3/2015 in National

As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.



Lowndes Co. schools approve $121M budget

Posted 7/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday to approve the district budget for the 2015-2016 school year and authorized the issuance of the $44 million in bonds voters approved in May.


Semi takes spill on 82

Posted 7/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-wheeler carrying a load of cotton seeds on Highway 82 overturned as it was westbound on a curve near the 18th Avenue North exit about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Browning on Business: Monument cleaning venture opens

Posted 7/2/2015 in Business

We've all seen cemeteries where gravesite maintenance seems to have fallen by the wayside. Now, a new Golden Triangle business can help.

Sturdivant announces write-in campaign for District 41 seat

Posted 7/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standing before family, friends and community supporters, Tiffany Sturdivant formally declared her campaign for the District 41 state representative seat as a write-in candidate on the Riverwalk in Columbus on Wednesday.

FootGolf comes to Columbus

Posted 7/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Whispering Pines golf course introduced a new feature Wednesday designed to lower the barrier of entry to the sport: FootGolf.

Recusal postpones Vaughn's DUI trial until Aug.

Starkville Alderman Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence trial is set for Aug. 11 after Oktibbeha County Prosecutor Haley Brown recused herself from future proceedings Tuesday.

Columbus man arrested after attacking woman

Posted 7/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and burglary.

West Point selectman take a pay cut

Posted 7/2/2015 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen is taking a self-administered pay cut this week. At Monday's budget hearing, the board voted 4-1 to lower their salaries from $18,000 a year to $14,500.


Miss. Highway Patrol to increase number of patrol troopers for July 4 weekend

Posted 7/2/2015 in Area

The Mississippi Highway Patrol District 5 will increase the number of troopers it has on a patrol for the Fourth of July weekend, according to Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed with MHP.


Arrest report: 7-2-15

Posted 7/2/2015 in Area


Building permits 7-2-15

Posted 7/2/2015 in Business


Business brief: NMMC-West Point honors academic achievers

Posted 7/2/2015 in Business

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point administrator Barry Keel honored the hospital's Academic Achievers with a luncheon June 24 in their honor.


BancorpSouth extends merger agreements

Posted 7/2/2015 in Business

BancorpSouth has received some extra time to complete merger agreements with Central Community Corp. of Temple, Texas and Ouachita Banchares Corp. of West Monroe, Louisiana.



US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up

Posted 7/2/2015 in Business

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.



TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns

Posted 7/2/2015 in National

TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."



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