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Police arrest six in drug investigation

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local police cooperated Dec. 2 to arrest six Columbus residents on cocaine charges.



Development Link shares successes at annual luncheon

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four billion and counting. Dollars, that is. The Columbus Lowndes Development Link used its Wednesday annual luncheon to celebrate the economic development agency's successes this year and since its founding.



Copple accused of murder: 'I'm just doing everything I can to live'

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Daniel Paul Copple said he does not remember much from the morning of Feb. 16, but he does remember being in the Elbow Room Lounge, entering a fight with Mark Caudill who had a gun and at least one gunshot going off.


Canine rescue: Humane Society saves more than 100 dogs

Posted 12/8/2011 in Area

MACON -- Christmas greetings flank each end of Jefferson Street in downtown Macon: Peace on Earth, Joy to the World. A few miles away, in an abandoned factory, those who have known little peace or joy are getting a second chance following one of the largest canine rescues Mississippi animal rights activists have seen in recent years.


Census: Widening income gap as blacks leave cities

Posted 12/8/2011 in State

WASHINGTON -- Affluent black Americans who are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South are shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new census data. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city blacks who remain behind, while making blacks less monolithic as a group and subject to greater income disparities.



Obama: Morning-after pill decision 'common sense'

Posted 12/8/2011 in National



Sandusky posts bail in latest sex abuse charges

Posted 12/8/2011 in National

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky posted bail this morning after spending a night in jail following a new round of sex-abuse charges filed against him.



AP Exclusive: Inside Romania's secret CIA prison

Posted 12/8/2011 in National

WASHINGTON -- In a busy residential neighborhood minutes from the center of Bucharest, Romania, is a secret that the Romanian government has tried for years to protect.



State could change process for failing schools

Posted 12/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi State Superintendent Tom Burnham said Wednesday he will propose a law to allow the state to either forcibly merge or require new elections in failing school districts because the current reform system doesn't work.



Natchez Trace Parkway: Slow down for salamanders

Posted 12/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Natchez Trace Parkway provides a home for the tiny juvenile Webster's Salamander and frogs.



BP cited for five more violations

Posted 12/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Federal regulators on Wednesday cited BP PLC for a second set of violations stemming from the 2010 well blowout that killed 11 rig workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.



New Hope family escapes fire, loses Christmas gifts

Posted 12/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope family escaped with only the clothes on their backs after an early morning fire damaged their rental house and all of their possessions, including the children's Christmas presents.



Finalist withdraws bid for Columbus police chief

Posted 12/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has one less option for the the job of chief of police.



Columbus finalizes revised alcohol ordinance

Posted 12/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council approved an amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance at Tuesday's regular meeting.



Study: U.S. presidents tend to live longer than their peers

Posted 12/7/2011 in Area

CHICAGO -- White House wannabes take note: Contrary to the idea that being president speeds up aging, a study shows that many U.S. commanders in chief have actually lived longer than their peers.


Tues. fire destroys Crawford nightclub

Posted 12/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County volunteer firefighters battled an early Tuesday morning blaze in Crawford but were unable to save The Horseman Club, a local juke joint and popular night spot in the small town.

Bittersweet goodbye: Well-wishers surprise Brigham with tribute

Posted 12/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegra Brigham slipped onto the Mississippi University for Women campus amid little fanfare nearly a year and a half ago. She thought she would leave the same way.


Columbus Police chief interviews to be televised

Posted 12/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city officials report that only three of the four police chief finalists plan to be at the Columbus Municipal Complex on Thursday afternoon ready to state their cases for employment.



New Starkville city regulations will save developers time, money

Posted 12/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Builders now have an option to save money during subdivision construction. The Board of Aldermen had its third public hearing Tuesday on amending its subdivision regulations to allow one-stage street development, a move three aldermen panned for different reasons.



Starkville has options, not funding, for South Montgomery congestion

Posted 12/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The future of South Montgomery Street could rest in federal and state transportation funds.



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