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Sharpton praises response to police shooting of SC man

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

During a sermon at a North Charleston church, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that swift action taken by a white mayor and police chief in the South could set the tone for handling future questions of police misconduct across the country.


Shooting drew together ordinary lives of driver, officer

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

But for a series of split-second decisions that followed a traffic stop, Walter Scott might still be alive and police officer Michael Slager still patrolling the streets.


Ex-guards face long prison sentences for Iraq shootings

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

Four former Blackwater security guards face decades in prison when they are sentenced today for their roles in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians.



Clinton already uniting prospective GOP presidential field

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president. They didn't share her restraint.



Forecasters see fewer than average hurricanes in 2015

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

The Atlantic hurricane season in 2015 will see fewer than the average number of storms, according to Colorado State University researchers.


One chance to see some historic homes

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, a number of houses not usually available to tour will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

Tax incentive program could impact Golden Triangle

Posted 4/11/2015 in Area

A key state tax credit for preserving historic properties is reaching its cap, leaving some Mississippi developers with tough decisions about their projects.

Golden Triangle father, son named player, coach of year

Posted 4/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter will listen to any player that makes a suggestion.


Columbus woman dead after hit-and-run

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday.


Moving to the country

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Homes are being built in Lowndes County at five times the rate as in Columbus.


LCSD budget in good shape

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees discovered their finances are strong at Friday's meeting.



Pickens Co. school bus driver dies after crash

Posted 4/11/2015 in Area

The driver of a Pickens County school bus that crashed into a SUV Friday has died.



Gov. Bryant signs concealed carry bills

Posted 4/11/2015 in State

Mississippians will not need a state-issued license to carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel under a bill signed by Gov. Phil Bryant.


MUW students 'stand for freedom' at human trafficking awareness event

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from MUW's campus chapter of International Justice Mission will host Stand for Freedom, a series of campus events Monday and Tuesday aimed at raising awareness about modern slavery.

ZZ Top, Billy Bob Thornton perform tonight at Humphrey Coliseum

Posted 4/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, the three musicians collectively known as ZZ Top, will perform a long-awaited concert today at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum.


Blood drive kickoff at MSU is Sunday

Posted 4/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The inaugural blood drive for the week-long blood drive "I Bleed Maroon" will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rice and Moseley halls at Mississippi State University on Sunday.



2 women sentenced in slaying of Mississippi black man

Posted 4/10/2015 in State

In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for their roles in the 2011 death of James Craig Anderson, the last of a series of white-on-black attacks.


MUW family happy Borsig staying

Posted 4/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first time Kelsey Holley met Jim Borsig, he was dirty.

Columbus dad finds perfect gift for son

Posted 4/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It won't be long before Taylor Robertson can cross another item off his bucket list.


'Spice' overdoses on the rise

Posted 4/10/2015 in Area

Mississippi hospitals are reporting a surge of synthetic marijuana-related cases this week, including some in the Golden Triangle.



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