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Pardoned ex-prisoner pleads guild to manslaughter

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

One of the ex-prisoners who received a pardon from then-Gov. Haley Barbour has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he killed another man in an exchange of gunfire.



25 years for man in poisoned letters case

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.


Traditional Nigerian hunters want to help find kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.

Poll: More stressful to care for spouse than mom

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

You promise "in sickness and in health," but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.


Credit Suisse case called warning to foreign banks

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Credit Suisse AG's guilty plea and $2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.


Obama to give Marine vet Medal of Honor

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.


Company takes down Southern secession billboard

Posted 5/20/2014 in Area

The head of the Confederate League of the South says an advertising company has removed a highway billboard that advocated a Southern secession from the United States.



Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."


China warns cyber charges could damage ties

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

China today warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."

Doty and her dogs aid in grim task of Louisville tornado search

Posted 5/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Late last month, when the tornadoes cut across Louisville and took 10 lives, Kathy Doty loaded up her canine partners and drove toward the destruction to help find the missing.


No local elections featured in primaries

Posted 5/19/2014 in Area

No local offices are up for grabs during next month's primary elections for Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay or Noxubee counties.



CVB cancels monthly meeting

Posted 5/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will not meet today as previously scheduled due to lack of a quorum.


AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B DirecTV deal

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share.


LGBT group faces Miss. political hurdles

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A national civil rights group called Human Rights Campaign faces significant challenges as it tries to make Mississippi's legal climate more open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.



MSU mulls $60M project for pair of dormitories

Posted 5/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is considering spending $60.5 million to build two new residence halls. The College Board Thursday approved plans for MSU to hire the McCarty Company Design Group to design two 356-bed dormitories, plus a 10,000-square-foot facility for the Sonny Montgomery Center for America's Veterans.



$100K bond for man accused of exploiting Cochran's wife

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A magistrate in Mississippi has scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday for a conservative Mississippi blogger who is accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission.



Federal court trial takes up Ala. abortion law

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

A federal court trial begins Monday over an Alabama abortion law that proponents say will make abortions safer and opponents say will close three of Alabama's five licensed abortion clinics.



Saturday shooting leaves one injured

Posted 5/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Saturday morning shooting left one man injured and a suspect in custody.


Infrastructure issues prioritized in each ward

Posted 5/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If a majority of councilmen vote in favor of a $5 million bond issue when they meet Tuesday, a 1.1 mill property tax increase is coming to residents and business owners in Columbus.

Inspire Charter Schools readying for state's announcement

Posted 5/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In less than three weeks, local charter school hopefuls will find out whether Columbus' Inspire Charter School will be opening its doors this fall.


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