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Classes begin for MFA in creative writing at MUW

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women this fall is offering its first-ever classes in a new low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing.

MUW to offer the state's first theatre education option

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, the Mississippi's first-ever bachelor's degree in theatre education is now available through the theatre department at Mississippi University for Women.


Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead.


TV report: Ex-Subway pitchman to admit to child-porn charges

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, an Indiana television station reported.

Clinton to black activists: Look beyond 'changing hearts'

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told activists from the "Black Lives Matter" movement they should promote specific policy changes rather than only focusing on "changing hearts."

GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.


Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions.



Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.


Jake Propst, local tennis legend, dies at 95

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the course of his long life, William Jacob Propst was a college athlete, World War II fighter pilot, professional baseball player, cattle farmer, insurance salesman ... and he played tennis.

Identification ongoing for New Hope remains

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials are still working to identify the burned human remains found near Manuel Vasquez's home in New Hope, but it may take some time before results are available.

Convicted murderer sentenced to life

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man sentenced to life in prison for a 1980 murder now has the possibility of parole.

EMCC: Johnson will not play this season

Posted 8/18/2015 in Area

De'Andre Johnson, the former Florida State University quarterback dismissed from that team after video surfaced showing him punching a woman, will not play for the East Mississippi Community College football team this fall.

Columbus man arrested after chase with deputies

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing felony charges and facial wounds after a car chase with law enforcement last weekend.


Columbus council to take up new open container ordinance today

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will resume consideration of an amendment to the city's open container ordinance during its meeting today.


School board could decide Holloway's fate Monday

Posted 8/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District trustees could decide the fate of Superintendent Lewis Holloway's continued employment with the district in a special-call meeting Monday, said board President Eddie Myles.

Trump immigration proposal divides GOP presidential field

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and to force Mexico to pay for a better border fence.


US Geological Survey: 2.6 earthquake in Madison Co.

Posted 8/18/2015 in State

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a minor earthquake has shaken Madison County.



Rubio's slow campaign start puzzles GOP

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio's slow-go campaign strategy is puzzling party operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire, states where voters are used to candidates showering them with attention early and often.



Kasich files for first-in-the-South primary

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday landed the endorsement of fellow governor Robert Bentley of Alabama, as the presidential hopeful seeks to build support for his White House bid and courts voters in the South.



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