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Champ addresses Columbus youth

Posted 3/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Compared to the standard "don't do drugs" talk, Thursday's guest speaker at Columbus Middle School was a knock-out.

DSU president: 'We're alive and well'

Posted 3/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Delta State University president Bill LaForge spoke at the meeting of the Columbus Exchange Club at Lion Hills on Thursday.


Consolidated school debt-sharing bill heads to gov.

Posted 3/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bill creating a countywide taxing authority that utilizes debt sharing between residents of the former Oktibbeha County School District and former Starkville School District on July 1 now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's approval.



Special US House election field grows to 11

Posted 3/27/2015 in Area

The field of qualified candidates for north Mississippi's vacant U.S. House seat has grown to 11. The deadline for qualification is today.



Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.


Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust.


AP: Trustees offer deal to Ole Miss chancellor

Posted 3/27/2015 in State

Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday.


Arrest report: 3-27-15

Posted 3/27/2015 in Area


Black Caucus: Bryant's College Board picks lack diversity

Posted 3/27/2015 in State

Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and a black education group are criticizing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for what they see as lack of diversity in his College Board nominations.


Cruz's fiery message has limited appeal to some in GOP

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Ted Cruz gives a rousing speech. The former college debate champion can energize a crowd of 10,000 evangelicals at a basketball arena as easily as he can captivate a few dozen inside a New Hampshire cafeteria.


Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare.



GOP, Democratic lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common: Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.



Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released today.


Still in the fight: Boxing beat up by MMA, but won't quit in Mississippi

Posted 3/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's Deontay Wilder day in Columbus. Twenty years ago, such an event may have sparked more excitement. Forty years ago, it might have shut down town.

Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck

Posted 3/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Toyota SUV collided with a Ford F-150 on Wednesday near the intersection of Highway 45 and Jess Lyons Road.

Unemployment dips, but experts say students skew numbers

Posted 3/26/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle saw an impressive dip in unemployment rates over the past month, but the numbers, while generally encouraging, can be a bit deceiving.

Browning on Business: Sno-cone business coming back

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

Sno Biz is coming back to Columbus.

Weeks posts bond after extradition

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tessa Weeks, 36, of 953 Andrew Road, is free on bail after her extradition to Mississippi, but the Oktibbeha County resident still faces a charge stemming from a weekend homicide.

Man arrested after close call with school bus

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a man after he allegedly passed a stopped school bus and nearly struck a child in the Sand Hill area Monday.


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