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Millport will examine water issues after hearing complaints

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Millport resident Brenda Medley is keen to see the city improve water pressure for her home and those owned by others along Highway 96 and Payne Chapel Road after dealing with low pressure and sometimes discolored water, she told the Millport Town Council Monday night.

West Point sisters plead guilty to stabbing death

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Two sisters charged with the stabbing death of a Hamilton man pleaded guilty in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday.

Cadence wants $2.55M from Starkville for Main Street property

Posted 7/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a non-binding letter of intent Tuesday to begin purchase negotiations with Cadence Bank for its $2.55 million Jackson Street location.

 

Mom arrested for hiding meth in child's pants

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A Rankin County judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants.

 

 

McDaniel expected to discuss campaign challenge

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Four guards eyed in Mississippi prison football fight

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.

 

 

Former Monroe Co. deputy gets probation for punching inmate

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

A former Monroe County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to serve probation on charges he punched a man while on duty.

 

 

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries -- good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

 

 

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

 

Former co-workers raise money for murder victim's family

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a time of tragedy, local restaurateurs have banded together to help one of their own. Two weeks ago, 31-year-old Quinton Hill died after being shot during what police say was a robbery attempt at his Columbus home. On Monday, former Front Door/Back Door Restaurant owner Sarah Labensky and her staff gathered at Zachary's restaurant to raise money for Hill's family, which includes Hill's infant daughter.

 

Unusually cool nighttime temps slated

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When was the last time you remember temperatures dipping below 60 degrees in the middle of July? If you were born after 1967 your answer is "never," but that could change this week.

 

Supes agree to provide $10M for Communiversity

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have agreed to a new three-year contract with the Golden Triangle Development LINK to represent the county's industrial development interests.

Beat the heat without breaking the bank

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you're like most people, when you get home from work everything gets turned on. The thermostat is set to Antarctica, the oven is cooking and ceiling fans are circulating. It can all lead to high bills.

Wiseman adds school money solution to city agenda

Posted 7/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will introduce a resolution during today's board of aldermen meeting authorizing the legal transfer of over-collected school taxes to Starkville School District.

Giant African snails seized at airport

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

Inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized an unusually slimy package -- 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.

 

McDaniel asks state high court to open records

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

A Virginia man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

 

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.

 

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