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Convicted Lowndes murderer could get new trial

Posted 6/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawyers from the Mississippi Innocence Project asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to reexamine the case of Eddie Lee Howard Jr., a Columbus man put on death row in 1992.

Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merchandise

Posted 6/24/2015 in Business

Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging.


Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

Posted 6/24/2015 in National

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag should go.



Lt. governor: Voters should decide Mississippi flag design

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Mississippi voters, not lawmakers, should decide whether to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday.



Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

Posted 6/24/2015 in National

The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.



Gulfport police not charging gun-toting man

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says no charges will be filed against the man who entered three Gulfport businesses with a shotgun, sending patrons fleeing and tying up massive police resources.



Police: Woman arrested, poured hot oil on boyfriend

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Biloxi police say a woman has been arrested after she poured hot cooking oil on her boyfriend, resulting in burns on more than 25 percent of his body.


Arrest report: 6-24-15

Posted 6/24/2015 in Area


Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States -- with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi.


Search for elusive inmates goes back to woods

Posted 6/24/2015 in National

Hundreds of searchers checked ATV trails and logging roads and went door-to-door in far northern New York trying to close in on two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago.

Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies at 79

Posted 6/24/2015 in National

Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo -- the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch.


Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market

Posted 6/24/2015 in Business

Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.



Boston bomber will get chance to break silence at sentencing

Posted 6/24/2015 in National

Will he finally speak?



AP: Husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

Posted 6/24/2015 in National

Investigators had a hard time believing a Utah man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage, but they didn't have any evidence to pursue charges and eventually concluded he may have been so high on drugs he didn't realize what was happening, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press.


State flag debate rekindled

Posted 6/23/2015 in State

There is new controversy over Mississippi's state flag.


Clinkscales candidacy may violate judicial code

Posted 6/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Mississippi's Commission on Judicial Performance is openly questioning whether a Columbus municipal judge can stay on the bench while seeking election to the state Legislature.


Two Harrison supporters launch write-in campaigns for Dist. 41

Posted 6/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two candidates have stepped up to face Ward 5 Columbus councilman Kabir Karriem as write-in candidates for District 41 representative.

Kids spend summer playing outside, reading at Sim Scott Park Community Center

Posted 6/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Kids these days." It's a familiar refrain from adults that children today spend too much time playing video games or connected to tablets and iPhones and not enough time reading, playing board games or exercising.

Howland looks to build on basketball legacy

Posted 6/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three months after being named Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Ben Howland made his first appearance before the Starkville Rotary Club at its regular meeting Monday at Starkville Country Club.


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