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Doss officially charged with murder

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man has been charged with murder in connection with the Monday shooting death of his uncle. Kewon Doss, 18, was officially charged Tuesday.

 

Police recover counterfeit money, arrest one

Posted 1/11/2012 in Area

Area law enforcement agencies are investigating numerous reports of counterfeit money. West Point Assistant Police Chief Avery Cook said his department made one arrest Friday -- Quenton Davis, 21, of 16 Redbird Lane in Aberdeen, who was charged with counterfeiting. He was released on bond Saturday.

 

 

Smithville bank robbed; suspects in custody

Posted 1/10/2012 in Area

SMITHVILLE -- Monroe County law enforcement officials arrested a Tupelo woman on a charge of armed robbery Tuesday after a Renasant Bank branch in Smithville was robbed at around 11:30 a.m. A male was taken into custody later in the day in Lee County but was released without being charged.

 

 

New NOAA study mirrors spill rate from BP well

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- Federal scientists say a new chemistry-based analysis of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico closely matches official estimates released at the time of the spill.

 

 

Bryant's road to the mansion started with a defeat

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Phil Bryant has won seven straight elections, beginning with a race for state House in 1991. But he lost his first run for public office, a bid to become a Rankin County supervisor in 1988.

 

 

Bryant appoints several state agency directors

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Phil Bryant's administration is going to look at least a little like outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's administration.

 

 

Defense wants delay in cancer clinic fraud case

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Defense lawyers want a federal judge to give them more time to prepare for trial in the case of a cancer clinic accused of using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs.

 

 

Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Barbour pardons four killers

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned at least four convicted killers who worked as inmate trusties at the Governor's Mansion, including a man who was denied parole less than two weeks ago.

 

 

City-owned utility out $350K after under billing

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

GREENWOOD -- Greenwood Utilities has taken a $350,000 hit after under-billing a local furniture factory for 15 years before the mistake was caught.

 

 

Lowndes Relay for Life starts Thursday

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lowndes County will get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers and participants will gather at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion conference rooms for a rally to launch fundraising for the year.

 

District 3 firefighters name station after former chief

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Bill McCord's name is mentioned in the New Hope community and among District 3 firefighters, it is accompanied by glowing tributes. Awesome. Dedicated. Role Model.

Family, friends say goodbye to Starkville High's Devin Mitchell

Posted 1/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - While Sunday's memorial service for Starkville High student Devin Mitchell could have taken on a somber note, participants decided to make it a celebration of the young man's life instead.

Columbus schools to put 'for sale' sign at Brandon

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Finances have been the Achilles' heel of the Columbus Municipal School District for quite some time, and the issue of money -- specifically how to generate revenue -- came up again during Monday night's meeting.

18-year-old suspected of shooting uncle to death

An Oktibbeha County man is in custody in connection with a Starkville shooting after a seven-hour search that ended Monday when he turned himself in.

 

Amid BCS mania, BP pushes a feel-good Gulf story

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- and just as the nation focuses on New Orleans, host of the BCS title game -- BP is pushing a slick nationwide public relations campaign to persuade Americans that the Gulf region has recovered.

 

 

Second Georgia man dies from RV wreck on way to BCS game

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college football championship game.

 

 

Civil War museums changing as view on war changes

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle.

 

 

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