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Authorities: Man 'destroyed' girlfriend's home

Posted 3/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man has been charged with malicious mischief after he allegedly "destroyed" his girlfriend's home, according to local law enforcement.


Gov. bemoans revising school starting date

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

Local school boards again have control of their own academic calendars after Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed SB 2571, a bill that applies technical amendments to educational law and strikes a 2012 provision requiring the state's public schools to start their year no earlier than the third Monday in August.


Former shooting suspect wanted for burglary, attack

Posted 3/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers are searching for 18-year-old Deangelo Dewayne Manning, who was previously wanted in connection to a Halloween shooting, after he allegedly broke into a Catherine Street home and attacked its residents with a knife.

Browning on Business: New boutique in downtown Columbus

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business

In downtown Columbus on Fifth Street there is a four-month old boutique to know about. It is called In Style Boutique. The owner is Jackie Watson of Columbus and she said her passion, for as long as she can remember, was to open an apparel store for fashionable women.

Missing plane 'black box' chirps gone by mid-April

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Equipment inside two nearly indestructible boxes aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane recorded critical information that would help investigators reconstruct what went wrong.

Arrest report: 3-27-14

Posted 3/27/2014 in Area


No dates set for 2 executions in Mississippi

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has not set execution dates for two inmates, making it increasingly unlikely that either execution would take place this week.



Harrah's announces it will close Tunica casino

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close.



Founders sell majority of Newk's restaurant chain

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The owners of the Mississippi-based Newk's Eatery restaurants have sold a majority of the company to a New York investment firm.



Marriages and divorces 3-27-14

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business



Records disputes could go to ethics group

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The Mississippi Ethics Commission could gain power to settle disputes over requests for public records.



Building permits 3-27-14

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business



Young workers change jobs frequently, study shows

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business

Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday.



Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.


Judge Joe Brown challenging contempt charges

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Joe Brown gained fame by meting out justice as a TV judge. Now he's the one facing charges.


$270M chocolate plant proof of sweet tooth

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Americans aren't losing their taste for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy giant Mars Inc. is opening its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day.



Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.


Two more shooting incidents in Columbus

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager will be charged as an adult for his alleged role in a shooting that left one man injured.

Pundit Taggart optimistic Republicans can take majority of Senate

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Andy Taggart would be the first to tell you he's a proud Republican. It's no surprise, then, that he's hopeful Republicans will gain the majority of the Senate after 33 of its 100 seats are contested this year in elections.


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