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B.B. King viewing set for Las Vegas ahead of Mississippi funeral

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King's business manager said Monday.


Jackson police say victim of robbery kills suspect

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

Police say a man who was the victim of a robbery has shot and killed one of the robbers.



State Dept. plans release of Clinton emails by next January

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January.



Man struck with bottle, thought it was bullet

Posted 5/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Someone hit a man so hard with a beer bottle early Sunday that the victim believed he had been shot.


A look at Oktibbeha County campaign finance reports

Posted 5/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirteen of Oktibbeha County's 45 candidates for office this election cycle failed to file their first campaign finance reports before May 8's deadline, and four of those seeking office have still failed to turn in their respective paperwork.

Lowndes Co. campaign finance reports: Canon leads the way

Posted 5/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A candidate for Lowndes County circuit clerk has raised $30,200 for her campaign, according to campaign contribution forms filed at the courthouse.

Steakhouse closed after Saturday fire

Posted 5/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cappe's Steakhouse in Starkville is closed until further notice after a Saturday fire gutted its kitchen area.

Columbus man convicted of first-degree murder

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Lowndes County jury convicted him Friday of first-degree murder.

Columbus entrepreneur files $43.6M bankruptcy

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus entrepreneur and multi-millionaire whose wide-ranging business interests have crossed continents and involved numerous Lowndes County residents through the years is in the midst of a federal bankruptcy case.


Missing Oktibbeha resident found safe in NC

Posted 5/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents called off the search for a missing Oktibbeha County man after he was found safe in North Carolina on Friday.


A hero's farewell: Fallen police officer comes home to Starkville

Posted 5/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As rain fell and wind blew Saturday, an off-duty sheriff's deputy held an American flag in one hand and saluted with the other while a 14-minute procession of law enforcement agencies from throughout the South escorted a fallen officer home.


Lowndes supes give contracts for work at CalStar Building

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors awarded bids on a pair of repair projects at the county-owned CalStar building while tabling a request from the city of Crawford for repaving of the town's walking track.


Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Club Ebony was once a hopping juke joint, a place where blues masters B.B. King, Little Milton and Howlin' Wolf performed for residents of this humble farming community looking to spice up their Saturday nights with dinner, dancing and maybe some drinks.


Community College Board taps finance chief as interim leader

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Deborah Gilbert will become the interim leader of Mississippi Community College Board.



Miss. Power files rate plans to pay for Kemper plant

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. filed three proposals Friday with the Public Service Commission seeking higher rates to pay for the $6.2 billion power plant that it's building in Kemper County.



Official: Gun used to kill 2 Hattiesburg officers found

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

The gun used to fatally shoot two Hattiesburg police officers has been found.



Blue Bell to now inform states of positive listeria tests

Posted 5/16/2015 in Business

Blue Bell Creameries signed agreements with health officials in Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday requiring the company to inform the states whenever there is a positive test result for listeria in its products or ingredients.



'Justice': Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

Posted 5/16/2015 in National

After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.


A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

Posted 5/16/2015 in National

Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around.


Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years

Posted 5/16/2015 in National

Nearly 1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. That's an improvement, but the prevalence reinforces just how difficult the problem is to solve.



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