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Second suspect arrested in weekend murder

Posted 9/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second man has been arrested in a weekend shooting in Columbus that left one man dead and another injured.

City insurance policy survives challenge

Posted 9/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's new plus-one insurance policy survived a board challenge Tuesday, but not before residents hammered aldermen for perceived transparency issues and the proposed change's potential impact to same-sex partners.


West Point applying for grant funds for City Hall

Posted 9/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point selectmen have agreed to apply for grant funding to renovate City Hall, which is more than a century old.


Childers talks health care, minimum wage

Posted 9/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If he unseats Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate, Travis Childers said he would focus on three objectives: Expanding health care, raising the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for equal work.

Protests, anger, doubt prevail at Ferguson meeting

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote community healing.


Time running out on Millport's grant money for lagoon

Posted 9/10/2014 in Area

The clock is ticking for the City of Millport to use state grant monies to fix its lagoon system, or risk losing the funding altogether.



Rule delays deposits for domestic violence victims

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

Mississippi regulators have approved a plan to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days as a way to help victims move away from abusers even if they don't have enough money to pay deposits.



Authorities seize more than 160 pot plants

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

Sheriff Karl Gaillard says a drug seizure in the Cotton Plant area of Tippah County has yielded approximately 165 marijuana plants, along with other contraband.



Bond denied for suspected drug cartel courier

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

Federal authorities say a 28-year-old Texas man found in South Mississippi with more than $1.07 million hidden in a vehicle he was towing is a suspected courier for a Mexican drug cartel.


No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their combat duty in Afghanistan.


Alabama music festival cancels CeeLo Green show

Posted 9/10/2014 in Area

A music festival in Mobile, Alabama, is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault.



Miss. Grammy Museum gets $1.25M federal grant

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

The U.S. Commerce Department is giving $1.25 million to the city of Cleveland to build an access road to the new Grammy Museum of Mississippi.


Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

Posted 9/10/2014 in Business

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.

Charges expected against father of 5 dead children

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Authorities expect to charge a South Carolina man in connection with the deaths of his five children after he led them to a secluded dirt road in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.


Airbus awarded another helicopter contract

Posted 9/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters has landed another contract. The latest in a series of contracts the company, which has a large-scale production facility in Lowndes County, has been awarded is for up to 15 AS350 AStar helicopters.


Columbus charter school more focused in second try

Posted 9/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group hoping to start a Columbus charter school next fall says its second application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorization Board will focus entirely on elementary education.

Public memorial for Cristil Thursday

Mississippi State University will host a public memorial 6 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum for longtime "Voice of the Bulldogs" Jack Cristil, who died Sunday.

Musgrove: More districts consider funding lawsuit

Posted 9/9/2014 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said Monday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state.


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