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Fundraiser for Columbus child is Saturday

Posted 10/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third-grader at Cook Elementary has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and locals are rallying to support he and his family.


Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces.



Senators ask for nationwide air bag recall

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.



Oxford opposes Internet-based Uber in city

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

Oxford officials are discussing what they can do to stop the ride-sharing company Uber from operating in the city.



GOP working to tie incumbent Democrats to unpopular president

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.


Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber.

Coalition airstrikes kill more than 500

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month.


Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.



North Korea signals U.S. must apologize to free detainees

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails.



After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms.



Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Posted 10/24/2014 in National

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.



CAFB Main Gate reopens after threat

Posted 10/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Columbus Air Force Base officials, a military working dog alerted on a vehicle attempting to enter the base through the main gate at approximately 11:05 a.m..



Canada's prime minister says shooting rampage was terrorism

Posted 10/23/2014 in National

Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country.


Browning on Business: Old 82 restaurant to open in downtown Columbus

Posted 10/23/2014 in Business

In coming weeks, Old 82 will open for business at 400 Main St. -- the former of Front Door, Back Door, which closed in February.

Arrest report: 10-23-14

Posted 10/23/2014 in Area


Licensing, likeness infringement following MSU football success

Posted 10/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is addressing reports of local and state businesses attempting to piggyback football success.


Unemployment rates drop in Golden Triangle

Posted 10/23/2014 in Area

Unemployment is down from this time last year on both the state and local levels.

Starkville awash in No. 1 football teams

Posted 10/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is the only town in America where the chant "We're Number One!" is met with the question, "Can you be more specific?"

Lowndes sex offender arrested for statutory rape

Posted 10/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Randy Scott Watkins, 24, of 30 Thompson Cove in Lowndes County, was arrested Monday.


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