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Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.

American Civil War commemorated way, way down south of Dixie

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.

Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early today as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.


US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.



Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties further while confronting stiff resistance from the U.S. president's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.


Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.


Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity.


Post-It notes latest attack in neigborhood prank war

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This is war. "And we are losing," said Clifford McManus, 25, as he scanned the carnage of battle Sunday morning.

Leigh Mall under pressure to repave

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, Leigh Mall businesses and shoppers have wrestled with bad parking lot conditions. Now mall ownership presumably has a plan to fix the problem.

Oak Hill Academy hires new headmaster

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Cathy Davis will begin her new position as Oak Hill Academy's headmaster June 8, Oak Hill board president Gene Childress announced Monday. She succeeds Yandell Harris who is returning to coaching at Heritage Academy.

MUW's Nepali students gather after earthquake

Posted 4/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nepali students at Mississippi University for Women gathered at university president Jim Borsig's house on Saturday to wait together for news of family and friends from Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the small country Saturday.

In the Golden Triangle, the numbers are clear: Women go to church more than men

Posted 4/25/2015 in Area

Sunday mornings in America see thousands flock to church and Sunday school. As the preacher reviews his sermon's notes, congregation members fill pews, mothers settle children, friends greet each other and choir members fan themselves with programs.


It's official: New man on campus

Posted 4/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nothing gets a point across quite like the clanging of a cowbell.


Columbus to begin drainage, road project

Posted 4/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phase 1 of a three-phase drainage and road project of 14th Avenue North will begin Monday, according to Columbus officials.

SPD increasing community relations with residents' academy

Posted 4/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department will hold its first ever police academy, a 10-week class aimed at increasing community relations and transparency, for residents this summer.


Aide to Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge

Posted 4/25/2015 in State

An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home.


Assistance organizations trying to better network

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police in February found a man huddled in the back bedroom of his home, using a blanket and boiling water from a Crock Pot to keep warm.

Columbus man charged with armed robbery and kidnapping

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lemarcus Demon Smith, 28, of 1108 13th St. S. has been charged by the Columbus Police Department with possession of a weapon by a felon, armed robbery and kidnapping.


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