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Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."



Economists dump on Trump boast to bring jobs back from China

Posted 8/5/2015 in Business

Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House.



Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a military facility in southern Mississippi.



Mich. township draws more people to meeting with hot dogs

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Here's a way to boost interest in local government: potato salad.



Ky. sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.



Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.



Primary election night results

Posted 8/4/2015 in Area

Pages will be updated as results are reported throughout the night.


Council to consider all-way stop behind Propst Park

Posted 8/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen will consider an all-way stop that one councilman hopes will resolve a safety issue near Propst Park.

Revenge motive eyed in Canton shooting

Posted 8/4/2015 in State

A Mississippi man arrested for fatally shooting another man at a courthouse in a possible case of revenge was scheduled for a bail hearing Tuesday.

Lowndes County settles over alleged abuse of inmate

Posted 8/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors made quick work of its agenda Monday, moving through a short list of topics with little discussion and no dissent in a 25-minute meeting before going into closed session to discuss a settlement concerning possible litigation.


Police search for suspect in armed hotel burglary

Posted 8/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who allegedly robbed a hotel early Friday morning is still at large, according to a media release from the Columbus Police Department.


Sexual battery trial for former professor begins

Yoginder Dandass' trial for sexual battery began Monday afternoon in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Photo: Columbus votes

Posted 8/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes voters cast their ballots at Carrier Lodge on First Street in Columbus this morning. Polls are open until 7 p.m.

School supe: Building split 'does not meet intent of law'

A July letter addressed to supervisors from Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway says the county's decision to split the use of the former Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home between the new district and emergency management "does not meet the intent" of law approved by legislators.

Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, authorities said.

Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff.

Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Posted 8/4/2015 in Business

Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.



Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.



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