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Group starts new Miss. term-limits ballot initiative

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

A group is starting a ballot initiative that proposes limiting Mississippi lawmakers and statewide elected officials to two consecutive four-year terms in the same office.



Suit: Miss. lethal injections are unconstitutional

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

Two Mississippi prisoners condemned to death are challenging the legality of the state's lethal injection procedures.


Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

Posted 4/21/2015 in National

The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

MUW celebrates Earth Day Wednesday

Posted 4/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is organizing activities in conjunction with Earth Day to support the university's sustainability initiatives and promote green living.

Chancery clerks coming to Columbus

Posted 4/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chancery clerks from all 82 counties in Mississippi will converge on Columbus for the 92nd annual Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association Convention on May 19-22.


2 dilapidated structures up for demolition in Starkville

Posted 4/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen are expected to authorize two Starkville structures for demolition Tuesday after city inspectors deemed the buildings unfit and unsafe for human habitation.


5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.


Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.


Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.


Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.



Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.


Pilgrimage in black and white

Posted 4/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 75 years, Columbus has celebrated the history and architecture of its 19th century buildings during Pilgrimage, when homeowners give visitors a tour of the city's most famous houses.

Bully's bloodlines

Posted 4/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's most prestigious office had a peaceful transition Saturday.

Local jiu jitsu students find success

Posted 4/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Claude Long has made an impact in Columbus in less than three months.

MUW donation callers make deep connection with alumnae

Posted 4/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a narrow room at Welty Hall, on the campus of The Mississippi University for Women, there is a small telemarketing station.


Lowndes Co. pond death ruled drowning

Posted 4/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The death of Crawford man found in a Lowndes County catfish pond Wednesday has been ruled a drowning.


Murder suspect rejects plea deal, heads to trial

Posted 4/18/2015 in Area

A Clay County man accused of murder in the death of a Golden Triangle high school student wants a jury trial.

LINK eyeing Oktibbeha sites for development

Posted 4/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Plans to develop the proposed Innovation District's 326 acres of rolling countryside for advanced manufacturing were moving along perfectly until the Golden Triangle Development LINK announced it would walk away from the site because of mounting concerns produced from due diligence studies.

Arrest report: 4-19-15

Posted 4/18/2015 in Area


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