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Report: Malaysian Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

Posted 9/9/2014 in National

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded today.


Legendary Bulldogs' announcer Cristil dead at 88

Jack Cristil, who served as MSU's play-by-play announcer for football and basketball for 58 years, passed away Sunday at the Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo. Cristil, who suffered from cancer and kidney disease, was 88.


Salute to first responders is Friday

Posted 9/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the 10th year, Lowndes County volunteers will be honoring local first responders near the anniversary of 9/11.



Columbus man arrested on murder charge

Posted 9/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Devonte Jones, 20, of 2006 Cherry St., was booked into the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday.



Gains continue for Lowndes County hospital sale fund

Posted 9/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three months ago, Lowndes County supervisors withdrew $922,000 from the gain on the $30 million hospital trust fund. The principal has been split evenly between and managed by two financial firms for almost a year now.



Brown pursues mental disability argument

Posted 9/8/2014 in State

Mississippi inmate Sherwood Brown is seeking to have his death sentence overturned because he is mentally disabled. A DeSoto County judged ruled against Brown in 2013. Brown appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 6 in Jackson.



Questions give clues of budget narrative

Posted 9/8/2014 in State

Writing a state budget is not only about numbers. It's also about narrative.


Shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold.


Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.


British royal couple expecting second child

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child and being treated for severe morning sickness, royal officials said Monday.

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.


Columbus man's body found hours after shooting

Posted 9/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is dead and another injured after an early morning shooting Saturday.


Vandal damages Catfish Alley mural

Posted 9/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A little more than a week ago, in downtown Columbus, someone threw white paint across the mural in Catfish Alley. It appears a vandal poured paint into a Bud Light bottle and hurled it against the mural, splattering across the image's lower corner.

Alleged Club Rock shooter arrested in Memphis

U.S. Marshals on Thursday arrested a Starkville man in Memphis that allegedly participated in March's Club Rock shooting.

Wiseman: New employee insurance tiers will help all city workers

After Starkville aldermen unanimously approved a change in employee's insurance options Tuesday, officials downplayed an unauthorized press release by Human Rights Campaign that applauded the city for extending coverage to workers' LGBT partners, instead saying the new, tiered-rate packages provide cost-saving options for all employees, rather than a specific group.


Columbus charter school tells state board it will re-apply

Posted 9/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's charter school board has received letters from 10 organizations that say they intend to apply for 17 schools. One of those is the Inspire Charter School in Columbus.


Arrest report: 9-7-14

Posted 9/6/2014 in Area

2nd state record gator in 3 days for Mississippi

Posted 9/6/2014 in Area

Last Tuesday, three days after Mississippi's state record for alligators was broken, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks certified an even bigger gator.

Caledonia Elementary ranked one of top schools in state

Posted 9/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County elementary school was ranked in the top 10 of schools in the state.


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