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Craigslist killing suspect claims 22 others

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.

 

Some sponsors compose Olympians' tweets

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name.

 

 

Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers.

 

 

Next up: TV ads just for you, dear voter

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

The days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals.

 

 

Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers after an argument over what he called their "thug music," but jurors couldn't agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder.

 

 

'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses in East

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.

 

 

Man accused in 2009 murder freed after five years

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County District Attorney's Office will not pursue capital murder charges against a 27-year-old man who has been in custody since 2009.

 

 

West Lowndes County to enter GAP program

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have passed a resolution paving the way for a portion of west Lowndes County to take part in an incentive program that will give businesses that locate to the area a tax break.

 

Golden Triangle sends crew to help with east's weather storm

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The winter weather experienced across the Golden Triangle last week paled in comparison to a devastating ice storm that crippled several East Coast states.

Thunderbird pilot visits CAFB in prep of April show

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the base in April.

 

County administrator interviews set for Monday

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors will continue their search for a new county administrator Monday by interviewing five finalists but it is unknown if the board will either make a selection or continue narrowing the field.

 

 

Myles seeking school board reappointment despite missing deadline

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles says he wants to continue serving on the city's school board despite missing a deadline to submit his letter of intent to aldermen.

 

 

Prison for adult performer in buttocks-shot death

Posted 2/15/2014 in State

JACKSON -- An adult entertainer was sentenced in Mississippi Friday to seven years in prison for helping set up an illegal silicone buttocks injection that killed an Atlanta woman.

 

 

Search underway for missing plane near Birmingham

Posted 2/15/2014 in Area

Federal aviation officials say they are searching for a small plane that lost contact with air traffic controllers during its approach to Birmingham's airport.

 

MUW alumna's 'Mississippi Remixed' to air Sunday

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An alumna of Mississippi University for Women is the creator of a documentary about race relations in Mississippi that will broadcast nationwide on more than 60 Public Broadcasting Service stations.

Main Street Columbus announces awards winners

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus recognized its annual awards winners Thursday during a reception and the Rosenzweig Art Center. Main Street director Barbara Bigelow recognized five groups and individuals for their contributions in the growth and success of the city's downtown.

Valentine's Day: The business of love

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The weather this week broke in time for the business of love. Curbside Valentine's Day gift sellers popped up as fast as a spring fling in Columbus on Thursday. Most offer goodies in baskets wrapped in clear plastic. What goodies? The ones that signal affection, which is what we do today.

Columbus man, 23, faces shooting charge

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged in a shooting that left another man injured.

 

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