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Photo: 8 O'May Ceremony

Posted 5/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science student Kaylyn Davis, of Shaw, portrays the late Susie Mitchell, who is buried in Sandfield Cemetery in Columbus. The Eighth of May Emancipation Day event was presented by the Voices in Harmony and the African-American History class from MSMS.

Farmers' market set for Saturday's grand opening

Posted 5/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Things will get underway at 7 a.m. and run until 10 a.m., according to Anne Freeze, one of the market's organizers. The market is at Second Street and Second Avenue North.

Spice sends four to hospital in Clay County

Posted 5/9/2014 in Area

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said within the last two weeks, four people have sought treatment at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point after taking spice, a synthetic marijuana made of herbs that have been sprayed with chemicals.

Legislature OKs $17M for tornado recovery

Posted 5/9/2014 in State

The Mississippi Legislature met in a three-hour session Thursday and approved $17 million to help pay for recovery from disasters, including tornadoes that recently pounded the state.

Suspect arrested after alleged shooting near school

Steven Bryant Thomas Jr., 19, of Starkville, turned himself in to Starkville police officers Monday and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


GOP split breaking down, tea party power wanes

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

It's too early to say the tea party's over.


Commission changes CPD resident requirements

Posted 5/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New hires at the Columbus Police Department will now have a year to establish residency in Lowndes County.


City Council OKs per diem in advance

Posted 5/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus employees and elected officials can now receive per diem allowances for travel in advance.


Rep. Nunnelee hospitalized in Washington

Posted 5/9/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee is in a Washington, D.C., hospital after initially suffering nausea and fatigue.

Loyal to original zip-up Godzilla, Japan wary of U.S. remake

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

The big-screen Godzilla that scared and thrilled viewers in 1954 was an actor in a rubber suit with a zipper up its back. And many Japanese fans still prefer that monster over a Hollywood version made in terrifying, full 3-D computer-graphics glory.


Tourism chief to address MUW graduates

Posted 5/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State tourism director Malcolm White will address graduates Saturday at the Mississippi University for Women.



Second suspect named in dancer's death

Posted 5/9/2014 in Area

An arrested woman's boyfriend remains a suspect in the death of a Bourbon Street dancer whose dismembered body washed up on Mississippi beaches in 2012, and Kenner police detectives have interviewed him since taking over the case, Chief Steve Caraway said Thursday.



ABC's Spencer apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

ABC's Lara Spencer is apologizing for referring to Cinco de Mayo as "Cinco de Drinko" on a "Good Morning America" segment this week.


Town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store and greeted friends with a jubilant "Hey, baby!" Now they and the mayor of this small Texas town want the police officer who shot and killed her gone.


Man back in prison for 90 years after error

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.



Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

Posted 5/9/2014 in Business

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.



Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.


Twisters rouse interest in shelters

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Last year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.


HHS nominee faces GOP questions

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary drew support from Republican senators Thursday even as they challenged the health law she would be charged with carrying out.



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