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Financing for SPD upgrades clears significant hurdle

Starkville's administration appears to have solved what past leaders, numerous studies and failed bond referendums could not in the last two decades: Mayor Parker Wiseman and the board of aldermen are on track to finance renovations that will give the city's police department a permanent home.



Counties push to continue programs that provide inmate labor

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Mississippi sheriffs, county officials and others said at a Wednesday news conference that a future without free inmate labor will be one of higher taxes, uncollected garbage, littered highways, unpainted government buildings and unrepaired patrol cars.



FBI: Boston suspect talked of a beheading, killing officers

Posted 6/4/2015 in National

A knife-wielding man killed by terror investigators had planned to behead an unidentified victim, then changed his mind and said he wanted to kill police officers, the FBI said.



US official: Airstrikes killed 10,000 Islamic State fighters

Posted 6/4/2015 in National

A U.S. official said Wednesday that more than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed by American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in nine months, offering a body count for a campaign that has yet to blunt their advance.



Kemper opponent: Not so fast on Mississippi Power rate hikes

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Regulators should block rate increases for Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County plant until all the mandates of a state Supreme Court decision are fulfilled, Hattiesburg oilman Tommy Blanton says.



Building permits 6-4-15

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business



Business brief: McNeal attends

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business



Wal-Mart to let workers add denim pants to work wardrobe

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business

Wal-Mart is hoping denim pants will raise the spirits of its more than 1.2 million U.S. store workers.



Marriages and divorces 6-4-15

Posted 6/4/2015 in Business


Taps to flow at Juneteenth

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beer will be allowed at Sim Scott Park during Juneteenth.


Pizza only casualty in attempted robbery Tuesday

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Only the pizza was injured Tuesday night when someone attempted to rob a pizza delivery man on 12th Avenue South in Columbus.


Columbus High athlete to represent Team USA in Argentina

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Woodard II usually doesn't need a lot of time to make an adjustment. But when news breaks like the Columbus High School rising sophomore received Tuesday, it takes a little time for it to sink in.

Two arrests made in Tues. foot shooting

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities from the Columbus Police Department have in custody two persons of interest related to an investigation of a shooting that sent a local man to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Tuesday morning.

Republicans hold north Miss. House seat

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly says that as Mississippi's newest member of the U.S. House, he will work to strengthen national defense, protect veterans' benefits and reduce federal regulations.


Caledonia debates dogs in parks

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Alderman on Tuesday continued their debate on allowing dogs in public parks.


Carver rallies against mayor, board raises before employee wage hikes

Starkville aldermen halted an attempt Tuesday to raise the next administration's salaries once workers' minimum hourly wages are set at a $10 minimum hourly rate, opting instead to study the issue and approach cost-of-living adjustments in the future.


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