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Sweep in small town for two escaped killers comes up empty

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison.

South African veterinarians intervene to save Hope the rhino

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

The horns and a large section of the rhino's face were hacked off by poachers, a horrific injury that exposed flesh and bone.

School board debates pay additions for coaches, teachers

Posted 6/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to approve 58 supplements for teachers who coach or sponsor extracurricular activities, but the board argued over them for nearly an hour.

Columbus lands 2016 rural tourism conference

Posted 6/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is coming to town.

CREATE executive: 'We have a massive problem on our hands'

For the past 10 years, Lewis Whitfield has been an executive with CREATE, the Tupelo-based community foundation that has grown to serve 17 counties in northeast Mississippi since it was founded in 1972.

Social media post leads to Starkville arrests

A video of a fight posted on social media led to the arrests of four adults, Starkville Police Department announced Monday.

Republican candidates hold forum

Starkville attorney Rob Roberson recalls a time when support for the Oktibbeha County Republican Party amounted to a half-dozen residents in a room listening to one, maybe two candidates.

Bjork to guest at Thursday's Ole Miss Club event

Posted 6/9/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle Ole Miss Club will hold its annual meeting Thursday at The Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point.

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy for taping Cochran's wife

Posted 6/9/2015 in State

A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of a U.S. senator during a heated election campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

BankFirst merging with Newton Co. Bank

Posted 6/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BankFirst is getting bigger.


Bribery sentencing delayed indefinitely for Epps, McCrory

Posted 6/9/2015 in State

Sentencings for former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory have been delayed.



Mississippi youth to compete at Horse Park

More than 120 children and teenagers from northeast Mississippi will compete in the Northeast District 4-H Horse Show at the Mississippi Horse Park from Wednesday to Saturday.


Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend.

Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqi forces

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.


Hastert to make 1st court appearance in hush money case

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Dennis Hastert is set to appear in court Tuesday for the first time since an indictment nearly two weeks ago alleged the former U.S. House speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct by the Illinois Republican.



Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.



Harper Lee misses induction into Ala. Writers Hall of Fame

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on Monday just weeks before the release of her second book.



This May was wettest in US records

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.


Airport receives $166K in federal grants

Posted 6/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding more than $10 million in grants that will be divided among 35 Mississippi airports.


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