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Family questions judge in public setting

Posted 4/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Family members of the late Eva Richards looked to the Columbus City Council and Municipal Judge Mark Amos on Tuesday to explain what they considered a low bond for her alleged killer.

Columbus wants voting power on E911 board

Posted 4/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council sent a clear message to Lowndes County supervisors Tuesday regarding its proposed realignment of the E911 board.

Charges effectively dropped against Manning for '93 double homicide

Posted 4/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Prosecutors will not move forward with a new murder trial against Willie Jerome Manning, who previously stood accused of killing two women 22 years ago, court documents show.

Aldermen forecast willingness to find sanitation revenue, savings

Posted 4/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three aldermen Tuesday indicated they're willing to discuss Starkville sanitation changes that could generate additional revenues as the department continues to suffer through equipment shortage and repair issues.


Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Youth Fishing Rodeo

Posted 4/22/2015 in Area

Children aged 4 to 15 are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Fishing Derby Ponds at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refure beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.



Saturday event lets kids climb in, explore trucks

Posted 4/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A helicopter, fire truck, garbage truck, ambulance, and tractor will be some of the 30-plus trucks and vehicles at this year's Touch-A-Truck event.


Alumna, pioneer in cardiovascular cell therapy to speak at MUW graduation

Posted 4/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women alumna Dr. Doris Taylor, a pioneer in cardiovascular cell therapy research, will address Mississippi University for Women graduates in Rent Auditorium on Saturday, May 9.


Volunteer deputy heading to Bahamas amid manslaughter charge

Posted 4/22/2015 in National

A volunteer sheriff's deputy plans to vacation in the Bahamas while facing a second-degree manslaughter charge in Oklahoma, his attorneys told a judge Tuesday, drawing immediate criticism from the family of the man he killed.



Barbour: Mississippi needs 'salt-and-pepper' party diversity

Posted 4/22/2015 in State

Mississippi and the nation would be better served with more racial diversity within the Democratic and Republican parties, former Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday at one of the state's historically black universities.



Jurors see defiant Tsarnaev in photo as feds argue for death

Posted 4/22/2015 in National

As jurors looked at a photograph of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell, a federal prosecutor described it as a defiant act by an unrepentant man who didn't care that he had killed four people, including an 8-year-old boy and a police officer.



Anti-human trafficking bill expected to pass Senate

Posted 4/22/2015 in National

Bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the victims of sex trafficking is set to pass the Senate after lawmakers ended a partisan dispute over abortion that has sidetracked the bill for weeks.



Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

Posted 4/22/2015 in National

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.


Spice may have killed Lowndes resident

Posted 4/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 33-year-old Lowndes County man may have died from a spice overdose Monday, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.

MDOT cracks down on political signs

Posted 4/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Political signs are valuable commodities during campaign season.

Lowndes County's Relay for Life set for Saturday

Posted 4/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Relay for Life organizers are hoping a change of time and venue for this year's event will garner more local support for American Cancer Society fundraising.


LCSD continues current salary scales

Posted 4/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board of Trustees voted Monday to continue its salary scale structure from the current school year into the 2015-2016 year.


Britt leaving emergency management post

Posted 4/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Jim Britt announced he will retire from his post this summer, supervisors confirmed Monday.


Convicted synthetic drug dealer sentenced to 120 years

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for trafficking spice online.



Analysis: Over a dozen to get wrongful conviction payments

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

More than a dozen people will be compensated by the state of Mississippi this year for being wrongfully convicted of crimes, including one from Lowndes County and two from Noxubee County.



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