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Statewide 'Sales Tax Holiday' set for July 31

Posted 7/21/2015 in State

Lex Jackson has owned Reed's Department Store in Columbus for 42 years, including the past 18 at the store's current location in Jackson Square.

Woman convicted of murder in 2009 shooting death

Posted 7/21/2015 in Area

A West Point woman has received a life sentence after being convicted of killing a man in 2009.

City puts youth to work

Posted 7/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each morning, Columbus residents may see a cluster of young adults by The Riverwalk, or at Friendship Cemetery, or maybe along a bypass somewhere.

Mississippi ranked 50th in child well-being

Posted 7/21/2015 in Area

A study released today ranks Mississippi last in the nation in overall child well-being.

Former MSU player faces domestic violence charge, again

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time in less than a year, former Mississippi State football player Justin Cox was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Wynn: Remove state flag from city property

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville may soon join a handful of other Mississippi cities that have opted to stop flying the state flag.

Vendors up, volunteers needed at Starkville Community Market

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers say more vendors are selling produce and other foods this year at Starkville Community Market's inaugural season at Fire Station Park than before the move.

Texas woman accused of molesting a minor

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a Texas woman Monday and charged with molesting a minor.

The W again named one of the nation's 'Great Colleges to Work For'

Posted 7/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the third year in a row, Mississippi University for Woman has been named one of the best colleges in the U.S. to work for.

Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

Posted 7/21/2015 in State

A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident.

 

Disavowed by GOP leaders, Trump has supporters cheering

Posted 7/21/2015 in National

The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency.

 

 

Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted

Posted 7/21/2015 in National

The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online.

 

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

Posted 7/21/2015 in Business

Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

 

House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities'

Posted 7/21/2015 in National

The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities.

 

 

Keillor says he's sure: He's retiring from 'Prairie Home'

Posted 7/21/2015 in National

Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, says he means it this time: He's retiring.

 

 

Starkville schools tech expert invited to global summit

Posted 7/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District technology integration specialist Danielle McGee has been invited to attend the global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit.

 

 

Starkville begins comprehensive planning process

Posted 7/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Efforts to develop a new comprehensive plan for Starkville begin this week as the city is hosting two public meetings.

 

 

A call to action in Mississippi horse trainer's death

Posted 7/20/2015 in State

Hundreds gathered Sunday night at a baseball park in a small Mississippi town to remember a black man who died after a physical encounter with a white police officer and to call for action.

 

 

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