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US official: Airstrikes killed 10,000 Islamic State fighters

Posted 6/4/2015 in National

A U.S. official said Wednesday that more than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed by American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in nine months, offering a body count for a campaign that has yet to blunt their advance.



Kemper opponent: Not so fast on Mississippi Power rate hikes

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Regulators should block rate increases for Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County plant until all the mandates of a state Supreme Court decision are fulfilled, Hattiesburg oilman Tommy Blanton says.



Building permits 6-4-15

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business



Business brief: McNeal attends

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business



Wal-Mart to let workers add denim pants to work wardrobe

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business

Wal-Mart is hoping denim pants will raise the spirits of its more than 1.2 million U.S. store workers.



Marriages and divorces 6-4-15

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business


Taps to flow at Juneteenth

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beer will be allowed at Sim Scott Park during Juneteenth.


Pizza only casualty in attempted robbery Tuesday

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Only the pizza was injured Tuesday night when someone attempted to rob a pizza delivery man on 12th Avenue South in Columbus.


Columbus High athlete to represent Team USA in Argentina

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Woodard II usually doesn't need a lot of time to make an adjustment. But when news breaks like the Columbus High School rising sophomore received Tuesday, it takes a little time for it to sink in.

Two arrests made in Tues. foot shooting

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities from the Columbus Police Department have in custody two persons of interest related to an investigation of a shooting that sent a local man to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Tuesday morning.

Republicans hold north Miss. House seat

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly says that as Mississippi's newest member of the U.S. House, he will work to strengthen national defense, protect veterans' benefits and reduce federal regulations.


Caledonia debates dogs in parks

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Alderman on Tuesday continued their debate on allowing dogs in public parks.


Carver rallies against mayor, board raises before employee wage hikes

Starkville aldermen halted an attempt Tuesday to raise the next administration's salaries once workers' minimum hourly wages are set at a $10 minimum hourly rate, opting instead to study the issue and approach cost-of-living adjustments in the future.


McConnell's role in surveillance bill bewilders his friends

Posted 6/3/2015 in National

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally seen as a master congressional deal-maker, walked into a legislative dead end on domestic surveillance that left some of his friends bewildered.


Questions and answers about newly approved USA Freedom Act

Posted 6/3/2015 in National

President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act.


Floods delay some planting, forces other farmers to replant

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Persistent rain over the past few weeks has caused some Northeast Mississippi farmers to delay planting while forcing others to replant when the rain clears.



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