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Mobile veterans clinic visits West Point

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

The Jackson Veteran Mobile Clinic was in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday. It was in town to provide counseling for local combat veterans.

Sales tax revenue continues upward trend

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

The Golden Triangle sales tax revenue uptick continues. For the fourth month in a row, revenue was up in Columbus, Starkville and West Point.

Automated electric, water meter rollout expected in 2016

Posted 8/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Workers are expected to replace Starkville's 13,002 electric and 11,037 water meters with automated, usage-measuring devices in 2016 after city aldermen approved an implementation plan that is not expected to increase either utilities' rates.

Highway 50 shutting down tonight

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Highway 50 will be shut down from 10 p.m. tonight until at least 4 a.m. Thursday for the installation of a water line crossing for the Love's truck stop.

Clay County escapee arrested in Indiana

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

An inmate who escaped from the Clay County Jail nearly two month ago was apprehended in Indiana on Monday.

Arrest report: 8-20-14

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

 

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

Posted 8/20/2014 in National

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley -- and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

 

 

Prosecutor: Killing of drunk driver an 'execution'

Posted 8/20/2014 in National

A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

 

Vernon council dealing with city hall water leak

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

Years of water leaking and collecting underneath sections of Vernon City Hall have created a quagmire for the city council: rotted fascia boards, weakened floor and walls, and a variety of options to address them.

Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound gator

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

 

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Posted 8/20/2014 in National

Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

 

CVB adopts sliding scale for festival grants

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eleven Lowndes County festivals will have one more year before they begin to see less and less financial assistance from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Teen arrested and charged with capital murder, arson

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect has been identified and charged with capital murder in the death of a Lowndes County woman whose body was discovered in a burned down mobile home Monday morning.

Mayor, city employee raises rescinded

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith will not get a raise and neither will any other city employee.

Father of parking lot shooting victim speaks out

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in jail following an early morning shooting death Sunday, and the victim's father -- an Alabama police chief -- is left picking up the pieces. Brittney Foster, 28, was gunned down early Sunday in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings, where she worked.

Unity Park recommendations find support

Posted 8/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A plan to renovate Unity Park into a more pedestrian-friendly green space found support from Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, but the board stopped short of pledging financial support or in-kind services, instead opting to send the proposal back to committee for formal cost estimates.

 

No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

Posted 8/19/2014 in State

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services.

 

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

Posted 8/19/2014 in National

Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

 

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