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Oktibbeha elections set as last-minute qualifiers enter races

Twenty-four Democrats, 14 Republicans and two independents tossed their hats into the races for 18 elected Oktibbeha County positions before Friday's qualification window closed.



Mississippi court sets arguments in rape conviction appeal

Posted 2/28/2015 in State

Attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford will argue before the Mississippi Supreme Court March 23 that the man's 1994 rape conviction should be tossed out because he received poor legal representation at his trial.



Power restored to all of Lowndes County

Posted 2/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Power has been fully returned to Lowndes County.



Former Mississippi House Speaker Tim Ford dies

Posted 2/28/2015 in State

Former longtime Mississippi Speaker of the House Tim Ford has died of a heart attack.


Historic Friendship Cemetery is still open for business

Posted 2/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One hundred and seventy-two years and one day ago, Friendship Presbyterian Church opened its doors in Columbus. They began burying their dead there, too.

Family rescues baby squirrels

Posted 2/27/2015 in Area

On Jan. 29, Donna Bain of Carrollton, Alabama, was in her home cooking supper when she got a text from her 10-year-old son, Clark, who was out hunting with Donna's husband, Keith.

Mullen receives pay bump, extension

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What does being No. 1 mean for a football coach at Mississippi State? For Dan Mullen, it means more than $4 million dollars per year.

SPD eyes camera at high-traffic Cotton District intersection

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Recently acquired grant funding will give Starkville Police Department an unblinking watchman at one of Starkville's busiest intersections.

CL&W finishing meter project itself

Posted 2/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A roughly $3.5 million project to upgrade water meters in Columbus is still incomplete.


Registration open for Exchange Club Leprechaun Chase

Posted 2/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Exchange Club of Columbus will sponsor The Leprechaun Chase, a 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run, Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m.



Chick-fil-A will host race to benefit children's home

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chick-fil-A in Starkville will host the "Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Starkville" to benefit The Palmer Home for Children.


Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse worth a fight, no big deal

Posted 2/27/2015 in National

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about.


Miss. justices dislike delay in gay-divorce ruling

Posted 2/27/2015 in State

Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices said Thursday that the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.



Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

Posted 2/27/2015 in National

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.



Feds: Three accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

Posted 2/27/2015 in National

Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists.


Photos: Snow Day 2015

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

Roadway crashes, power outages reported while snow falls

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

As snow accumulated Wednesday evening on the Golden Triangle, hazardous road conditions took a toll on area drivers and many residences experienced stretches of no electricity.

In Golden Triangle, 8 inches of snow was tops, while no area saw less than 4

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

For Golden Triangle residents Wednesday evening, it was a rare sight: snow.

Patrick, Younger face off again in Senate race

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

A rematch has formed in the race for Mississippi's District 17 senate seat and barbs are already flying along the campaign trail. Incumbent Republican Charles A. "Chuck" Younger will once again face Robert A. "Bobby" Patrick Jr., this time in a party primary.


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