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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

Robbery violence led cops to fire despite hostage

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Misty Holt-Singh planned to be gone for just a few minutes when she stepped into her local bank. Instead, she became the victim of three robbers who had gone there, too, planning to take both money and hostages.


Social Security office back open in Columbus

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Social Security Administration office in Columbus is back open after closing for repairs in the wake of the April 28 tornadoes that struck Lowndes County.


No resurrection imminent for theater-turned-church

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The skeleton of the Varsity Twin theater lies at the corner of Fourth and Main streets in downtown Columbus. The red brick is chipped and faded; the black shingles hang jagged, like rotten teeth on the verge of falling out. The white boxes holding the black letters reading "Varsity Twin" remain; the "R" and the "W" are slightly askew.

Police dept. searching for assistant chief

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is searching for a new assistant chief. The department went from two assistant chiefs to none when Chief Tony Carleton, who was serving as assistant chief, was promoted and Assistant Chief Joe Johnson retired in June.

New mill values could shape priorities

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be September before millage rates for the 2014-15 fiscal year are set in Lowndes County and Columbus, but preliminary tax roll values indicate what the value of each mill will be worth.

McDaniel petition seeks access to Oktibbeha election materials

Posted 7/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed an order of mandamus with Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on Friday seeking an emergency hearing and full access to the county's run-off election materials, information they attest was kept from them by Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton for privacy reasons.

Browning on Business: Golden Triangle gets new fast food eatery, furniture store

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

West Point is getting a Captain D's. Mayor Robbie Robinson said this week the seafood eatery chain is slated to open in early August, though weather may push that timeframe back, as construction crews have been forced to work around rain recently.


Reports: Graceland Too owner dies soon after shooting and killing man

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed just inside the door of Graceland Too, a 24-hour Elvis Presley tourist attraction in the northern Mississippi town of Holly Springs, authorities said Wednesday.


Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday.

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

Arrest report: 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area


Four more indicted in attacks on blacks

Posted 7/17/2014 in State

Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi.



Bowling given chance to appeal sentence

Posted 7/17/2014 in State



New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.



Business brief: AbilityWorks awarded CARF Accreditation

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business



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