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Busted: Five myths about Facebook's messenger app

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.



Columbus woman dies after Friday collision

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 90-year-old Columbus woman died Sunday after she was involved in a wreck with a dump truck Friday afternoon.


Lowndes fire kills one this morning

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is dead following a mobile home fire this morning.

Finding a way out

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

Thomas Huffman's life changed. A year ago he was living with his parents in West Point. Now he has a job, his own place and a new Chevrolet pickup. The difference, he said, was acquiring work skills.

Check into 'Hotel Hell' tonight for Starkville episode

Posted 8/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Fox network reality show "Hotel Hell" airing tonight hits close to home for the Golden Triangle. Hotel Chester in downtown Starkville is the focus of the episode that brought show creator and host Gordon Ramsay and his crew to the college town to film in June 2013.


Source of soybean root rot stumps scientists

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops.



Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

A drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime, police said.



Wicker to oppose 155th elimination

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says he will fight the Obama administration's proposal to eliminate the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo.



Paranormal group investigates Beauvoir

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

A group of ghost hunters was spending a weekend at Beauvoir.



Woman punched by highway patrolman speaks

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.



California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.



Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.


Infrastructure work ready for October start

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be October before construction crews begin working on $4.5 million in road, sidewalk and drainage infrastructure upgrades in the city of Columbus.

Lowndes bond proponents make their case

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registered voters in the Lowndes County School District will go to the polls on Aug. 26 to choose whether or not to approve a $47 million bond for improvements.

Statistics paint grim picture of poverty in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/9/2014 in Area

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau released a study documenting what parts of the country are considered "poverty areas" -- regions with a 20 percent poverty rate or higher.

Minor adjustment expected for Mill parking garage plan

Slight changes to the combined Mill project's parking garage are expected after workers found a debris pile at the construction site, but developers say their portions of the significant retail development are moving forward with few issues.

Classes for homeless focus on the basics

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the day before school started in Columbus, Glenda Buckhalter stood before a table stacked with book bags containing school supplies Wednesday and offered an apology. "I'm sorry that I couldn't get everything," she told the group of a dozen women, all moms, and in one case, a grandmother.

Mississippi tea garden in the works

Posted 8/9/2014 in State

Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.


Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.



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