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No injuries reported in Columbus house fire

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators believe a candle burning atop a T.V. may be what started a house fire in Columbus this morning.

Unemployment rates drop through area

Posted 6/5/2015 in Area

Jobless rates continue to decline throughout the nation, a trend that is true not only of Mississippi as a whole, but of the Golden Triangle, too.


County tasks Slaughter and Associates with preparing subdivision rules

Planner Mike Slaughter, of the Oxford-based Slaughter and Associates, is preparing new subdivision regulations for Oktibbeha County to ensure developers are responsible for any negative impact their projects inflict on area infrastructure in the future.



Suspect in April shooting in custody

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars on aggravated assault charges following a reported shooting incident.



Mississippi denied $290K seized in 2013 drug raid

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to overturn a judge's ruling that the state's seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because a search warrant was invalid.



Jones to research obesity at UMMC

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Although University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones didn't get his contract renewed, he won't be going far.



Poll: Most back legal status for immigrants in US illegally

Posted 6/5/2015 in National

A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.



Pit bull attacks 12-year-old Tupelo boy

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Police say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull.



School official presses charges for cheering at graduation

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Ursula Miller knew that when she shouted her niece's name after she received her diploma at a north Mississippi high school graduation, she would probably be asked to leave the arena.



Clinton: GOP trying to make it difficult for people to vote

Posted 6/5/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton accused potential Republican presidential rivals such as Jeb Bush of Florida and Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Thursday of trying to make it more difficult for millions of Americans to vote, laying down an early marker on voting rights in her Democratic presidential campaign.


Family of man shot by terror investigators shocked by claims

Posted 6/5/2015 in National

A Boston man shot to death by terrorism investigators showed no signs of radicalization, and his family was completely shocked by allegations that he planned to kill police officers, the family's attorney said.


Hacked: Massive data breach could affect every federal agency

Posted 6/5/2015 in National

China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.



State officials: E. coli found at Columbus restaurant

Posted 6/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Health issued a boil-water alert Thursday for the water at Rubens Fish & Steakhouse in Columbus.


United Way selects new volunteer director

Posted 6/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

United Way of Lowndes County announced this morning that Renee Sanders has been hired as its new volunteer center director following Leslie Peel's retirement in April, according to a press release.

DePriest bankruptcy hits snag

Posted 6/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bankruptcy proceedings for Columbus entrepreneur and millionaire Donald R. DePriest hit a snag Wednesday at a hearing in Aberdeen.

Land-swap means new park for New Hope

Posted 6/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Within a few months, New Hope may have a new playground, thanks primarily to a stipulation that jeopardized Lowndes County's ability to secure future grants from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Browning on Business: Golden Triangle getting cookie delivery service

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business

If you are a Starkville resident who likes the idea of getting fresh baked cookies delivered to your home until 3 a.m., you are in luck.

Miss. native brings students to Mississippi

Posted 6/4/2015 in Area

For the past two years, Mississippi native and world traveler Chris Herring has spent several autumn weeks in Southeast Asia to recruit international students to attend U.S. high schools.


Financing for SPD upgrades clears significant hurdle

Starkville's administration appears to have solved what past leaders, numerous studies and failed bond referendums could not in the last two decades: Mayor Parker Wiseman and the board of aldermen are on track to finance renovations that will give the city's police department a permanent home.



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