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Local non-profit group gets new home

Posted 6/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus organization focused on helping non-violent felons and their families has a new building to call its own. SILO -- Supporting Inmates and their Loved Ones -- is moving into a former youth ministry building at 516 Military Road.

Coping with the loss of a newborn

Posted 5/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the U.S, according to the 2014 Mississippi Infant Mortality Report.

'Out of a heart of love': Macon Mennonite community donates gowns, hats for newborns who die

Posted 5/30/2015 in Area

No one is sure how it started. It may have been that a member of the South Haven Mennonite community in Macon lost a baby and was inspired to help others faced with that tragedy.

Campaign enters home stretch

Posted 5/30/2015 in Area

Voters will choose between Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn for the 1st District Congressional seat Tuesday.


LCSD weighs options on issuing bonds

Posted 5/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting Thursday in which they considered their options for issuing the $44 million in bonds approved this month.


Interim Keith taking over as MSU engineering school's dean

Posted 5/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jason Keith, Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering interim dean, will lead his department on a full-time basis beginning June 1, the university announced Friday.


MSU bomb threat spurs campus search

Posted 5/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agents beefed up patrols and dispatched bomb-sniffing dogs to Mississippi State University buildings as police reacted to a telephoned bomb threat Friday.


Funeral for B.B. King held in Miss. Delta hometown

Posted 5/30/2015 in State

Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.


General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall

Posted 5/30/2015 in Business

General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags.



Cuba removed from US list of terrorism sponsors

Posted 5/30/2015 in National

The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday.


Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2K

Posted 5/30/2015 in National

Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.


AP source: Former House Speaker Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret

Posted 5/30/2015 in National

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.


Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

Posted 5/30/2015 in National

The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets -- and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.


Latest proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

Posted 5/30/2015 in National

The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.


MDEQ grant helps Lowndes Co. fight illegal dump sites

Posted 5/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders recalls a time when illegal dumps were as much a part of the rural landscape as fence posts and hay bales.

Possible human remains found

Posted 5/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say what may be a human bone was discovered in Steens on Thursday.

CLW raising residential rates

Posted 5/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Utility rates for Columbus residents are going up.

Louisville student shines at national spelling bee

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

One letter. That's all it took to knock Dev Jaiswal out in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Absentee deadline approaching for Tuesday's special election

Posted 5/29/2015 in Area

Circuit clerks' offices in the Golden Triangle will be open until noon Saturday to accommodate absentee voters for Tuesday's special runoff election for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.



Bite out of crime: K-9 partner saves deputy under attack

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner -- on all four of legs -- came to the rescue.



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