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Photos: A celebration of Spring

Posted 4/5/2014 in Area

A couple of weeks after the official arrival of Spring, people all across the Golden Triangle celebrated the season by taking in some of the seven major events held Saturday.

County asking Tombigbee River District to assist with projects

Posted 4/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Columbus councilmen mull funding mechanisms for capital improvements, two Lowndes County supervisors are looking to address infrastructural issues in their respective districts.

Noxubee sheriff's son arrested in Monroe County

Posted 4/5/2014 in Area

The son of the Noxubee County Sheriff has been arrested for the third time in less than six months.


SPD moving to second substation in north Starkville

Starkville Police Department is close to opening its second of four planned precinct substations after the city approved a revised, rent-free lease for such a location on Louisville Street Tuesday.



Court: Prisoner can get workers' comp

Posted 4/5/2014 in State

A former utility worker who lost his hands when he was shocked by power lines can receive workers' compensation, even though officials argued he tried to hurt himself to avoid a homicide investigation, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled.



Two prison guards charged after contraband found

Posted 4/5/2014 in State

Two guards at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County are charged with trying to sneak contraband items into the prison in food.


Archbishop to sell Atlanta mansion

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

Trying to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million mansion just three months after he moved in.


Fort Hood victim from McComb out of hospital

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

A Mississippi soldier who was shot at Fort Hood is under home care at the Texas base.



Starkville High accompanist dies during choral trip

Starkville School District officials reacted with grief Saturday upon learning of the death of Keyone Docher, accompanist for the SHS Singers.



Palestinians say they don't want Kerry to fail

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

The Palestinians don't want to see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace mission fail, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday.



Lawsuit dismissed over drone strikes

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.


Health law's success not guaranteed yet

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama's health care law, but that doesn't guarantee success for the country's newest social program.


U.S. finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.



China ship hears 'signal'; unclear if jet-related

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysian jetliner reported hearing a "pulse signal" Saturday in southern Indian Ocean waters with the same frequency emitted by the plane's data recorders, as Malaysia vowed not to give up the search for the aircraft.


Questions arise over vendors used in Pilgrimage events

Posted 4/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roughly 600 pounds of crawfish and 200 pounds of shrimp were sold at the Pilgrimage kick-off party Monday and Nancy Carpenter, the executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, called the event a success.


Columbus site gets $67M in Kerr-McGee settlement

Posted 4/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The site of a defunct plant in Columbus is part of a $5.15 billion dollar settlement from the company that acquired Kerr-McGee. Of that, $67 million for prospective environmental work will go to the environmental trust created to clean up the 14th Avenue North site.



Woman faces up to 76 years in meth case

Posted 4/4/2014 in State

Warren County prosecutors say a Bolton woman faces up to 76 years in prison after being convicted Tuesday on methamphetamine charges.



Texting-while-driving ban rejected by Miss. House

Posted 4/4/2014 in State

The state House says it's OK, so Mississippi drivers can text away. House members killed a texting-while-driving ban Wednesday night on a voice vote in the closing minutes of the 2014 Legislature.



Miss. governor signs religious practices bill

Posted 4/4/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.



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