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Cops: Cold, escaped inmate turns himself in

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in.



Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do it by email. Their courthouse didn't even have a photocopying machine until 1969, a few years after "Xerox" had become a verb.



TVA says peak power was second highest for winter

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area

Tennessee Valley Authority preliminary figures show demand for power at 7 a.m. CST on Tuesday reached the second highest winter peak in TVA history.


Ex-leader to leave Department of Education

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

Lynn House, who led the Mississippi Department of Education for more than a year as interim superintendent, is leaving the department.


Rolling Fork mayor indicted on fraud charges

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company's invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records.



PSC approves higher energy rates for companies

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

Power bills will be going up in February for customers of Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co.



Ex-NBA player says North Korea game dwarfed by politics

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader's birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman's own comments.


MML to push for legislators to pass sales tax vote option

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Municipal League will once again press state legislators to pass the Citizens for Economic Development Act when they convene today in Jackson for the 2014 legislative session.

New Year's DUI arrests down in Lowndes Co.

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were seven DUI arrests in Lowndes County over the New Year holiday, a number local law enforcement says is dramatically lower than in past years.

County joins with others to cut cost of mapping

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is one of 20 counties in Mississippi that will see substantial savings on aerial mapping photography by entering into a mutual agreement with state legislators and Mississippi Department of Transportation.

'Slugo' McClanahan dead at 74

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John "Slugo" McClanahan, an outdoor enthusiast and rustic renaissance man who throughout his eclectic life took Waylon Jennings fishing, had a famous dog named "Buckshot" and was a self-taught master carpenter, died Sunday night at his Columbus home.

Public interviews for CAO candidates begin today

Starkville aldermen will interview the three finalists for the city's vacant chief administrative officer position beginning at 4 p.m. in the City Hall courtroom.

Maben man killed in Webster County car crash

Posted 1/7/2014 in Area

Thomas Cass Johnson, 27, of Maben, was killed and three others were injured after a three-car wreck occurred about 10 a.m. Monday on Hwy. 15 North in Webster County.

Former Mississippi police chief to plead guilty

Posted 1/7/2014 in State

A former Mississippi police chief accused of demanding money or property in exchange for dropping criminal charges against people is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday in a federal bribery and extortion case.


Miss. lawmakers face long agenda in 2014 session

Posted 1/7/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers start their three-month session at noon today, and they face a long agenda. They'll write a budget, seek ways to control prison costs, debate education policy and argue about health care.


Tesla charging station to bring electric cars to Wyoming

Posted 1/7/2014 in National

In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam -- and rule -- the roads.

New Year's resolutions lead to crowded gyms

Posted 1/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you hit the gym this month, you may have to wait a little longer than usual for a turn on the treadmill. As people vow to keep the common New Year's resolution of getting into shape, local gyms are filled to near capacity. Beth Jeffers, owner of The Fitness Factor, said her gym sees an average membership increase of 15 to 20 percent in the first of the year.


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