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Posted 5/9/2013 in National


Council will help fund Juneteenth

Posted 5/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of providing $2,500 in matching funds to the Afro-American Culture Organization in support of the Juneteenth Festival at the request of festival founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks.

Turner, Stewart face runoff; Incumbents Karriem, Gavin breeze past foes

Posted 5/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be two more weeks before residents in Ward 4 will know who will represent them on the Columbus City Council for the next four years. There will be no change in leadership in Wards 5 and 6, as incumbents Kabir Karriem and Bill Gavin handily defeated their opponents.


Suspect in Ohio helped neighbors look for missing

Posted 5/8/2013 in National



MSMS chosen again as one of nation's top schools

Posted 5/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Parents need savvy approach to social media and kids

Posted 5/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two weeks ago, the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted more than 128 points within seconds. The reason? The Associated Press had sent a message to nearly 2 million followers on its Twitter account, stating that two explosions had rocked the White House, injuring President Barack Obama.

Robinson cruises into mayor's office

Posted 5/8/2013 in Area

West Point mayoral candidate Robbie Robinson intended to watch the municipal election returns Tuesday night with his supporters at Anthony's Good Food Market, but when the numbers started rolling in, he headed back to the Civic Center, where a large crowd gathered to wait for the results.

Wiseman clinches Democratic nod, 2 ward races undecided

While Mayor Parker Wiseman received congratulations from supporters after securing the Democratic mayoral nomination, four candidates from two tight races quietly sat waiting for new developments from their wards.

Supreme Court grants stay in Manning execution

The Mississippi State Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to Willie Jerome "Fly" Manning on Tuesday, four hours before he was scheduled to be executed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.


Most military sexual assault cases go unreported

Posted 5/8/2013 in National

They are young, often low-ranking service members out on the weekend in the late night and early morning hours. Sometimes they've been drinking. Often those who sexually assault them are in the armed forces, too.



Supes approve $5 million bond notice

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is positioning the county to be ready for future economic development opportunities, officials say.


Miss. Supreme Court blocks execution

Posted 5/7/2013 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has blocked the execution of Willie Jerome Manning, which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Trio of council spots on ballot today

Posted 5/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months of campaigning from candidates vying to lead Wards 4, 5 and 6 has come down to this. Columbus' municipal primary election officially began at 7 a.m., and at the very least, who will take the latter two seats will be known tonight after votes are tallied.

Starkville hasn't forgotten Steckler-Miller murders

Neither Jon Steckler nor Tiffany Miller were from Starkville. They were just two of the thousands of students who have passed through Mississippi State over the years.

Manning receives stay in execution set for today

Posted 5/7/2013 in Area

A Mississippi inmate sat Monday in a state prison holding cell at Parchman, awaiting word on his plea for the governor or the state Supreme Court to stop his execution scheduled today.

Frantic 911 call leads to three missing women in Ohio

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now."


Today's election decides board seats, Democratic mayoral race

Today's Starkville municipal primaries will shape city governance for the next four years.



Supes hear complaints on unsightly properties

Posted 5/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday, Lowndes County supervisors agreed to hold a public hearing on a property complaint during their May 15 meeting while they approved ordering another property owner to clean his land within 30 days.



FDA wants cancer warnings on all tanning beds

Posted 5/7/2013 in National



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