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Columbus native T.J. Jackson dead at 67

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle resident Turner "T.J." Jackson, a devoted Christian, enthusiastic golfer and entrepreneur whose Columbus barbecue establishment was once featured in an Alaskan newspaper, died last Wednesday.

Columbus hit-and-run suspect charged

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a woman's death Friday.

Columbus up, Starkville down in Policom rankings

Posted 4/14/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle possesses the city with the strongest micropolitan economy in Mississippi and one of the strongest in the U.S., according to a recently published study.

MSU AD hopes to keep good thing going

Posted 4/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In his almost five years as Mississippi State Athletics Director, Scott Stricklin has spoken to the Starkville Rotary Club just three times.

 

CMSD board debates salaries and positions

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District had an average daily attendance of 94.88 percent at its schools in March, just slightly below the district goal of 95 percent.

 

Men don high heels, march to end sexualized violence

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6 p.m. Thursday on Mississippi University for Women's campus, more than 60 men will take a mile-long walk -- while wearing women's high-heeled shoes.

Pickens Co. copes with bus driver death

Posted 4/14/2015 in Area

A school district is working to move on after losing a long-term employee in a bus accident that left several students injured.

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Before a bystander's video led to his murder charge and firing, North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager said he killed a fleeing suspect in a traffic stop after a struggle over his Taser.

MSU faculty member gets national honor

Posted 4/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University faculty member is a new ExCEEd Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

 

 

Vandals strike Natchez Habitat for Humanity house

Posted 4/14/2015 in State

A half-completed Habitat for Humanity house in Natchez has been vandalized.

 

 

Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend.

 

Nigeria president-elect: Can't promise to find Chibok girls

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

On the first anniversary of the kidnapping by Islamic extremists of hundreds of girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing.

 

Clinton starts Iowa campaign with small-town meetings

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

The big rallies and massive fundraising blitzes can wait for now. Fresh from a two-day road trip, Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her 2016 campaign debut in Iowa at a small-town gathering reminiscent of her Senate "listening tour."

 

 

Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century."

 

New West Point golf course underway

Posted 4/13/2015 in Area

Two West Point brand names are teaming together to build a new attraction in sleepy Clay County.

Starkville traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Posted 4/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers arrested three people after a traffic stop led to the discovery of cocaine, marijuana and Ambien.

Starkville girls coach named Coach of the Year

Posted 4/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School Director of Athletics Stan Miller always has fostered an environment where every sport matters.

Sunday fire destroys Oktibbeha mobile home

Posted 4/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County mobile home burned to the ground Sunday, and its occupant escaped the blaze with minor injuries.

 

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