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Columbus police seek suspects in Friday shooting

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking suspects in a shooting that injured four people Friday afternoon at Sims Scott Park.

Jones sentenced to life for role in 2012 MSU murder

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Circuit Judge Lee Howard sentenced Mason Perry Jones to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Youth to face experience in charity basketball game

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus High School basketball players will face off with a much longer-in-the-tooth team dubbed the Possum Town Trotters, led by Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, at 6 p.m. Thursday in the CHS Gymnasium in a charity game for the Relay for Life.

Atkins receives Book of Golden Deeds Award

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club presented Lowndes County native B. A. Atkins with the Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award at the club's weekly luncheon at Lion Hills on Thursday.

Former coach travels with MSU to NCAA tourney

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The "uniform" is different for Sharon Fanning-Otis these days.


Starkville restaurant tax bill clears House hurdle

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Miss. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill renewing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax through 2018 this week.



GTRA first Miss. airport to allow expedited screening

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport will become the first airport in Mississippi to have expedited screening for passengers registered with TSA Pre, according to the Transportation Security Administration.



FBI investigating hanging death of black man in Miss.

Posted 3/20/2015 in State

Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said Thursday.


Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Sky-gazers in the Arctic were treated to a perfect view of a total solar eclipse today as the moon completely blocked out the sun in a clear sky, casting a shadow over Norway's remote archipelago of Svalbard.


Clinton: US politics could use 'camps for adults'

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the nation's political class could use "camps for adults" to foster cooperation because too many leaders get backed into partisan corners and refuse to work together.



Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn't necessarily mean they can govern.



Bill seeks interagency coordination in hostage cases

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

A House Republican's effort to better coordinate government-wide efforts to free U.S. hostages held abroad is winning early support from the Pentagon chief.



Japanese police arrest suspect in US Embassy bomb threats

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Japanese police said they arrested a man on Thursday accused of making bomb threats against the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and media reports said he is also a possible suspect in recent death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.



FBI agent: Tsarnaev's computer contained extremist materials

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a variety of extremist materials on his computer, including an issue of the al-Qaida magazine Inspire with an article entitled "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom," an FBI agent testified Thursday.


Tunisian official: 2 gunmen trained in Libya before museum attack

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

The two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack, a top Tunisian security official said.

'Mississippi Idols' give advice for burgeoning musicians

Posted 3/19/2015 in State

It has been a good year for native Mississippians on American Idol.


Golden Triangle sales tax rises

Posted 3/19/2015 in Area

Two of the Golden Triangle's three largest cities saw increases in sales tax revenue received in March.


Turner appeals DEC decision to remove him from ballot

Posted 3/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Would-be District 5 supervisor candidate Marty Turner is appealing the Lowndes County Democratic Executive Committee's decision to exclude him from the Aug. 4 primary ballot.

Former Airbus exec. running for Congress

Posted 3/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An aerospace businessman of 19 years, Sam Adcock of Columbus quit his job Tuesday.


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