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Officer hit by car, driver being sought

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

A 38-year-old Alabama man is being sought for allegedly hitting a Prentiss police officer with a car in Jefferson Davis County.


U.S. teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.

Carter remembered as dedicated, loving leader

Posted 5/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A life-long Columbus advocate, businesswoman and volunteer has died. Vanessa Carter, 52, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday.


Two arrested for looting in Lee County

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Bond has been set at $50,000 each for two men arrested and charged for looting at Lee County residences in the storm aftermath.


Businesses protest new Mississippi law

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Some Mississippi business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.

Construction forcing temporary relocation of 2 precincts

Posted 5/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some voters casting ballots in the June 3 primary will have to do so in different place than they've had to in the past due to the temporary relocation of two precincts.


Starkville aldermen consider change in alcohol law

Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.



Starkville officials interested in annexation study

Starkville aldermen could contract an Oxford-based planning firm, Slaughter and Associates, to begin a preliminary study identifying possible future annexation territory.



Company signs deal at Natchez port

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Natchez and Adams County officials aren't making public any details about the sale of four acres at the local port.



Cochran-McDaniel debate unlikely in Senate primary

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

A Washington-based anti-tax group is criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for not debating challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary.



Tupelo residents say some sirens silent

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Some people in Tupelo are saying that warning sirens failed to sound before a tornado struck the city Monday afternoon.



Tornado recovery needs housing, hospital and jobs

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Rescuers were still looking for people missing after Monday's tornado when Louisville and Winston County officials started thinking about long-term recovery.


Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

kraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

Rescuers struggle to help Afghans

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

Afghan rescuers and volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through the mud Saturday after a massive landslide swept through a village the day before, turning it into an earthen tomb holding hundreds of bodies, officials said.


GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.



Execution renews debate on doctors' role

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions -- or required to participate to make the process more humane.



Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.



Starkville officials interested in annexation study

A proposed board motion would enter the city into negotiations with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates for preliminary assessments.



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