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Sitel adding 500 jobs in Starkville

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitel, a customer service provider, will add 500 new jobs to its Starkville call center, the company announced Tuesday.



Carpenter ousts Crump; Haug heads to Nov. general election

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two-thirds of Oktibbeha County's justice court seats are now set after Larnzy Carpenter defeated long-serving District 2 Judge W. Bernard Crump in Tuesday's Democratic runoff election.



Reporter, cameraman shot to death on air in Va.

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast this morning from a shopping center in Virginia.



Man accused of shooting trooper had long criminal past

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

The man accused of gunning down a Louisiana state trooper who stopped to offer him roadside assistance spent much of the past two decades in and out of prison, including a stint for setting his mother's house on fire.



Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing down.



Mississippi ACT scores stay flat for 2015 graduates

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.



Guns stolen from vehicles increasingly used in violent crime

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

In what's been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen.



GOP Sen. Corker acknowledges momentum for Iran deal

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

A key Republican committee chairman acknowledged Tuesday that the White House lobbying campaign for the Iran nuclear deal has generated results, and said he doesn't know if opponents of the deal can prevail.



Blues marker to honor musician 'Son' House

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Blues musician Eddie "Son" House will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail maker in Rochester, New York.



Improving economy shares blame for worst US traffic ever

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.



Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.


US student who helped stop France terror attack arrives home

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

An American college student who along with two friends helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California.


What's behind the 'anchor babies' buzz phrase?

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Donald Trump took heat when he spoke about "anchor babies" and seemed to relish the fallout from his latest provocation in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.



Trump has Univision anchor removed from news conference

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation with the anchor of the nation's leading Spanish-language network during a news conference Tuesday, first having the well-known news personality removed before allowing him back in.


Barksdale cruises in circuit clerk runoff

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Republican candidate for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk has been determined.

Photo: Runoff election today

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Carol Newell, left, and Frank Howell, of Columbus, cast their votes at Brandon Central Services this morning. 

Holloway will return as SOCSD supe after suspension

Posted 8/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will return to work Sept. 8 following a period of unpaid leave.

Police ID suspect in Nash Road crash

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The driver of a 2004 Ford Ranger which collided with a Columbus police officer's vehicle on Nash Road on Friday was Bruce Kendall Owings, according to the Columbus Police Department.

Superintendent's uncle sues CMSD, Hickman

Posted 8/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Illinois educator has filed a lawsuit against the Columbus Municipal School District and its superintendent claiming he was not given a job with the district despite the school board voting to hire him.


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