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Trump's mix of business, politics makes for unorthodox bid

Posted 12/19/2015 in National

It can be hard to see where Donald Trump the business ends and Donald Trump the presidential candidate begins.


Data breach jolts Democratic contest ahead of debate

Posted 12/19/2015 in National

After months of relative civility, the Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage on Saturday night amid an outburst of hostilities surrounding accusations that Bernie Sanders' campaign stole valuable voter information from front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Lowndes man killed in Parchman

Posted 12/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was killed by a fellow inmate this morning, according to a release by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

CPD toy drive looking for a final push

Posted 12/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department hopes an annual toy drive will receive a final boost before distribution day dawns Dec. 22.

CL&W approves $650K loan to city

Posted 12/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light & Water board of directors on Thursday approved a $650,000 loan to the city of Columbus after a round of sometimes-testy discussion.

Authorities: Fighting roosters found in Monroe Co.

Posted 12/18/2015 in Area

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell claims that James Isic Morgan was a busy man.

Experts: Coyotes not a Golden Triangle problem

Posted 12/18/2015 in Area

Nobody knows the number of coyotes that roam the Golden Triangle.


Higgins: Industrial park under option, includes $6M in handshake deals

Posted 12/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About 400 acres of land identified for a new industrial park are under option for purchase, and the Golden Triangle Development LINK has handshake deals in place to bring 60 megawatts of power and a speculative building to the site, LINK Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins said.


Aldermen willing to discuss $11M retail project

Posted 12/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Several Starkville aldermen and Mayor Parker Wiseman said they hope to discuss a pending $11 million, 65,000-square-foot retail project with the developer and Golden Triangle Development LINK officials at a future board meeting after the matter was removed from the agenda Tuesday.

Two arrested for burglary charges

Posted 12/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A call from an alert citizen led to two arrests in Columbus after an alleged Thursday morning burglary and vehicle pursuit.

Exec who jacked up price of a lifesaving drug arrested

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug fiftyfold was led away in handcuffs by the FBI on unrelated fraud charges Thursday in a scene that left more than a few Americans positively gleeful.


Effort to curb painkiller prescribing faces stiff opposition

Posted 12/18/2015 in National



Trustees give final approval to plans for tuition increases

Posted 12/18/2015 in State

Tuition will be going up at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2016, after College Board trustees gave final approval to the increase Thursday.



College Board sets pay of $600K for Ole Miss, MSU leaders

Posted 12/18/2015 in State

The University of Mississippi's new chancellor will make $600,000 a year, and Mississippi State University's president is getting a pay raise to match.



Buyer of guns used in Calif. massacre faces terrorism charge

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

The man who bought the assault rifles his friend used in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with a terrorism-related charge alleging he plotted earlier attacks at a college they attended and on a congested freeway.



AP Interview: Reid: Democrats 'maybe' to blame on gun bill losses

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Thursday his party has tried everything to get gun control legislation through Congress and still keeps losing to the National Rifle Association.


AP-GfK Poll: Tough immigration plans not a must for GOPers

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

Retired postal clerk Jerry Wilson likes what he hears from GOP presidential hopefuls about overturning President Barack Obama's executive order easing deportation policies against people in the U.S. illegally.

Women out-earning men in corporate finance

Posted 12/18/2015 in Business

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid.


Putin praises Donald Trump as 'bright and talented'

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

In Vladimir Putin's view, Donald Trump is "bright and talented." But as much as those words sound overtly like praise, there are some murky nuances.



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