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Monday profile: From coon hunting to catfish

Posted 6/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the world of modern business, you often hear about the importance of networking and you see the evidence of it everywhere -- from corporate tents at big events to country club memberships to sky boxes at football stadiums. Columbus businessman James Basson has his own version of networking, albeit unorthodox.

GOP struggles to recruit black voters

Posted 6/9/2014 in National

Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand. He wasn't seeking romance. He was seeking voters.

 

Police: Tourist turned tables on would-be robber

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

New Orleans police say that when a would-be robber put a Mississippi tourist into a headlock, the man broke free, punched him and held him for police.

 

 

Hinds DA to investigate courthouse lock-in

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

The Hinds County District Attorney's office will investigate how a staffer for state Sen. Chris McDaniel's U.S. Senate campaign and two other McDaniel supporters got locked in the county courthouse after Tuesday's primary election.

 

 

Catholic leader seeks Irish probe into mass graves

Posted 6/9/2014 in National

Ireland should investigate the Catholic Church's mistreatment and burial of babies who died decades ago in nun-operated homes for unmarried mothers, a senior church official declared Sunday as the country confronted another shameful chapter of its history of child abuse.

 

 

Senate dreams: Voting trends belie parties' hopes

Posted 6/9/2014 in National

With most of this year's Senate primary elections complete, Democrats talk boldly about their chances in Kentucky and Mississippi, while Republicans gaze hungrily at Oregon and Colorado.

 

 

Emergency grant: Job help for tornado losses

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

A federal grant is helping workers who lost jobs because of the April 28 tornadoes -- and more can be hired.

 

5 dead in Las Vegas shooting

Posted 6/9/2014 in National

Two police officers were "simply having lunch" at a strip mall pizza buffet in Las Vegas when a man and a woman fatally shot them at point-blank range, then fled to a nearby Walmart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

5 applicants for upcoming CL&W appointment

Posted 6/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Shelton's five-year term on the Columbus Light & Water Board of Directors expires at the end of this month. City councilmen will decide June 16 whether to re-appoint him or pick one of four other applicants to replace him.

Coroner: Man found downtown died of head trauma

Posted 6/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 32-year-old man found laying unconscious in an alley behind the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus last week died of blunt force trauma to the head, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said Friday.

Pastor files suit against city over 2011 arrest

Posted 6/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local pastor arrested beside a Columbus street three years ago while taking part in a pro-life rally has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and one of its police officers.

Dispatch reporter apologizes for comments

A journalist who covers Mississippi State University athletics for The Dispatch is apologizing for offensive comments he made about Lafayette, Louisiana, and its residents during an Internet radio broadcast last week.

 

Senate race: McDaniel's school plan targeted

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers.

 

Mayor, 2 aldermen late with economic filings

The Mississippi Ethics Commission website shows Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver filed their annual statements of economic interest past the May 1 deadline and lists no such filing yet for Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn.

MSU studies how bird beak's design may lead to better helmets

A woodpecker may not make a good football mascot, but Mississippi State University researchers think this bird's shock-absorbing beak may help them design a better football helmet.

Drug smugglers pretend to be federal agency

Posted 6/7/2014 in National

It looked like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck. But the U.S. Border Patrol says it was actually the latest in a long line of creative attempts by smugglers to get illegal drugs from Mexico into the U.S.

 

Drivers begin seeing flashing yellow arrows

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi motorists will increasingly see flashing yellow arrows when they want to make a left turn.

 

 

No charges filed in Hinds courthouse incident

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

No charges will be filed against a tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary after they became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes.

 

Hood leads national AG group

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has been elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

 

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