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Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

There is good luck, outrageous good fortune -- and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Inmate death in overheated cell probed

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.


Columbus Air Force Base hosts Scouts camp

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus AFB will host over 200 scouts from 10 dens for their Spring Camporee beginning Friday and running through Sunday. The group will be touring Columbus AFB and camping out at SAC Lake on the base.


Jeb Bush: Follow through on Common Core standards

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an "avalanche" of criticism from those who oppose them.


Business brief: Walker promoted

Posted 3/20/2014 in Business



Half of U.S. adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.


Ukraine bows to Crimea seizure, plans for pullout

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev's naval headquarters here and detained its commander.

Hainsey: BRAC fight began when last round ended

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly a decade since the latest round of military base realignment and closures (BRAC) resulted in the decommission of nine military bases in the U.S. Now, the Department of Defense is pushing for more base closures beginning in 2017.

Columbus man facing sexual battery charge

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested after a game warden said he observed the man molesting a child at a state park.

Federal Programs Director demotes himself

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Federal Programs Director Travis Jones was suspended 15 days without pay and voluntarily demoted himself to a project coordinator position within the office Tuesday.

New restaurants, hotel will complement Mill project

Posted 3/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A $20 million development along Miss. Highway 12's frontage area will soon hold a seven-space retail center and a full-service, 117-bed Holiday Inn, Cotton Mill Marketplace Developer Mark Nicholas confirmed Tuesday to aldermen.


Millport library offers computer class for seniors

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Millenials and Baby-Boomers: Mawmaw may soon be sending you a Facebook friend request.


Vernon set to offer use of industrial scale to citizens

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Have some heavy freight that needs to be weighed? The City of Vernon will soon have an industrial scale open to public use.


Traffic switch on U.S. 45 set for Thursday

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Traffic on U.S. Highway 45 South from Carson Road to four miles south of U.S. Highway 82 will be switched Thursday morning for more road and bridge work.



Arrest report: 3-19-14

Posted 3/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



West Point police department to get 5 new cars, 4 officers

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen has authorized the hiring of four new police officers plus three new patrol vehicles and two unmarked cars for criminal investigators.



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