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District 17 runoff set for Tuesday

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three weeks of campaigning will come down to Tuesday when voters decide who will serve the remaining year of the late Terry Brown's state senate term.

Clay County man arrested for spice

Posted 11/22/2014 in Area

Authorities have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for illegal spice distribution.


Bryant seeks to pay for community college for some

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing a $3 million plan to pay for community college for students who earn a technical diploma in high school.



Soccer group looking to offset fee increases with sponsorships

Posted 11/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Soccer Association organizers will work with Starkville Parks and Recreation Department officials to secure private sponsorships to offset higher costs.



Mississippi GOP against Obama's immigration order

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

Mississippi Republicans in Congress say President Barack Obama is overstepping his authority.



Charges filed against accused puppy mill owners

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

Charges have been filed against the owners of what authorities are describing as two large-scale Alcorn County puppy mills.



Date set in Mississippi same-sex divorce case

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 21 from a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.



Prison contracts task force is reviewing documents

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said Friday that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections.



4-H slots open for legislative pages

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

Four young Mississippians will have the opportunity to represent 4-H and the Mississippi State University Center for Government and Community Development as pages in the 2015 State Legislature.



Immigration plan good, not great for economy

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy -- just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.



Report questions role of wealth in Sandy Hook shooter's care

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems.



Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown.



For one night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.


MSU football player Cox suspended

Posted 11/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Senior defensive back from West Point was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of burglary and domestic violence.

Bond reduction denied for Buffalo Wild Wings suspect

Posted 11/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bond reduction has been denied for a woman accused of fatally shooting another woman in the parking lot of a Columbus restaurant.

Columbus named 'Friendliest City' in 'Best of Mississippi'

Posted 11/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, Columbus has proclaimed herself "The Friendly City." Now, it's official.

Five sons, four dads hope to make state championships a family tradition

Posted 11/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Starkville Academy faces off against Oak Forest (La.) for the Class AAA, Division II state championship game Saturday it is certain to evoke powerful memories in the grandstands.

Maben man charged with 2 counts of aggravated DUI

Posted 11/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department charged a Maben man with two counts of aggravated DUI after a single-vehicle accident injured two people Monday.

14th Avenue ditch construction to start Dec. 1

Posted 11/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The paperwork is finalized for construction on the 14th Avenue ditch project to start Dec. 1.


Exchange Club cheese fundraiser kicks off Sat.

Posted 11/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club's annual Wisconsin cheese and summer sausage fundraiser will have a booth set up on designated dates and times beginning Saturday.



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