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Brothers arrested in weekend shooting

Posted 8/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Sunday morning shooting left two injured and two men behind bars.

 

Toddler drowns Sunday in Tombigbee

Posted 8/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point toddler drowned Sunday afternoon as he and his family were boating in the Tombigbee River.

 

 

Report calls for more thought on Mississippi's savings

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

In a year when Mississippi filled its rainy-day fund to the legal limit, should it be saving even more? That's not exactly the recommendation from a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Regional airports produce $2.5 billion

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

A study by state transportation officials shows Mississippi's 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity.

Cadence Bank purchase contract on Starkville agenda

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a purchase contract for Cadence Bank on Tuesday, but the city's progress toward a possible transaction is unknown after staff members were only recently authorized to pursue the property.

Crawford stabbing sends two to hospital

Posted 8/4/2014 in Area

A Saturday morning argument over a man sent two women to the hospital and one to jail.

 

House tumult shows immigration still flummoxes GOP

Posted 8/4/2014 in National

Midterm elections that will decide control of the Senate are three months away, and the 2016 presidential campaign will start in earnest soon after. Yet the Republican Party still can't figure out what to do about illegal immigration.

 

 

U.S. sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

Posted 8/4/2014 in National

An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail.

 

 

Fairy gardening topic of Miss. State workshop

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

A workshop on creating miniature landscapes known as fairy gardens will be held Tuesday at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Exhibit to open at B.B. King Museum

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

An exhibit of 30 paintings of Mississippi blues performers will go on display Aug. 21 at the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

 

 

AG briefs due in same-sex divorce case

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

The state Attorney General's Office has until Aug. 14 to file briefs in a case involving a DeSoto County woman who wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

 

 

Nunnelee moved to outpatient center

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says he is doing well after brain surgery and has been moved from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to its outpatient center.

 

U.S. missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

Posted 8/4/2014 in National

A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

 

Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health

Posted 8/4/2014 in National

When a man opened fire at a hospital outside Philadelphia, fatally shooting his caseworker and wounding his psychiatrist, the doctor saved his own life and probably the lives of others by pulling out a gun and shooting the patient.

 

Police: Woman carries out robbery with baseball bat

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in police custody after allegedly robbing another woman using a baseball bat.

Lowndes, Clay officials: Teamwork is key in 911 calls

Posted 8/3/2014 in Area

When a person calls 911 from a cellphone, they trust dispatchers on the other end of the line will be in the same county. However, that's not always the case. Last week, three Columbus men were killed when the car they were riding in ran off Officer's Lake Road and hit a tree in Lowndes County. Two people survived and one of them called 911 from their cell phone.

 

C&G Railroad still playing vital transport role

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

Wielding the blunt end of 14-inch hatchet, Harriet Blanton Theobald, known by then as the Mother of Greenville, on Jan. 5, 1878, drove the first, symbolic spike to inaugurate the Greenville, Columbus & Birmingham Railroad. A descendant of that railroad exists still today, providing an essential freight link between Greenville and its eastern terminus in Greenwood.

 

City, county to address combined $10M industrial park bonds

The governing bodies of Oktibbeha County and Starkville could pass a combined $10 million in economic bonds that will help construct a shovel-ready industrial park to help lure manufacturing jobs.

 

Ole Miss taking more steps for racial diversity

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street known as Confederate Drive and adding historical context to Old South symbols that have long stood on the Oxford campus.

 

 

Dem chair to House nominee: He should withdraw

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

The head of Mississippi's Democratic Party says he has advised the party's nominee to pull out of the 1st District congressional race because exaggeration of his military service -- calling himself a "Green Beret veteran of Desert Storm" when he was a food service worker at Fort Bragg during the 1991 campaign in Iraq -- has cost him support.

 

 

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