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Lowndes home destroyed in blaze

Posted 5/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Friday morning fire destroyed family of four's home on Hughes Road.

6 arrested in connection to Clay County murder

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six men, including two who allegedly hindered investigators, face charges in connection with the May 15 murder of James White in Clay County.

Starkville again commits to LINK-backed park search

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK chief operating officer Joey Deason predicted bond intent notices that could help fund a future industrial park will come before city and county leaders as early as July now that both boards have formally recommitted to the organization's search for land.

 

United Way, Helping Hands begin fan drive

Posted 5/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Helping Hands has begun its ninth annual summer fan drive with assistance from United Way of Lowndes County.

 

Hamilton company takes to Tenn-Tom to transport product

Posted 5/23/2015 in Area

When the long-debated, often-delayed Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway opened in 1984, critics condemned the almost $2-billion project as an example of "pork barrel" waste while advocates claimed the waterway would become a major shipping corridor, estimating that the waterway would carry 28 million tons in its first year and 99 million tons by 2035.

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths

Posted 5/23/2015 in National

A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.

 

TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Posted 5/23/2015 in National

TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

 

Photos: Memorial Day Retreat at CAFB

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. John Nichols, wing commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, salutes during a Memorial Day retreat ceremony Thursday at the base in remembrance of all military members who have fallen in the line of duty.

 

Starkville awards bonds to Tenn. bank

Posted 5/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen awarded its $2.7 million-maximum infrastructure bonds to FTN Financial, a subsidiary of the Memphis, Tennessee-based First Horizon National Corporation, during Thursday's recess meeting.

 

Gov., Lowndes leaders welcome steel plant expansion

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some deals take months, even years, to put together.

Juneteenth festival marches on

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The local Juneteenth celebration lives on.

Suicide third-leading cause of death among Miss. teens

Posted 5/22/2015 in State

On Thursday, Katrina Sunivelle, director of Contact Helpline in Columbus, spoke to volunteers and representatives of local organizations at On Common Ground: Building Partnerships through Networking, an event sponsored by Community Outreach.

 

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.

 

 

College Board names Ole Miss provost as interim leader

Posted 5/22/2015 in State

The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15.

 

Hosts of biker events reconsider after deadly Waco shootout

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

Motorcycle clubs have gathered dozens of times at Roy Barnett's bar for meetings just like the one that led to a shootout among rival biker gangs at a Waco restaurant.

Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A Nebraska man opened fire Wednesday on officers who were trying to arrest him for a previous shooting, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."

 

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