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Supes seek grant for firefighters

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will consider a request from District 3 volunteer firefighters to apply for an assistance to firefighters grant when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse.


In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.



Numerous candidates pass on tonight's aldermen forum

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seven Starkville aldermen candidates will make their respective platform pitches and discuss various city issues tonight during a 6:30 p.m. public forum at the Greensboro Center.



Two sought in campus armed robbery

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local authorities are still searching for two persons of interest after a Saturday night armed robbery at Mississippi State University.


Hearing for man in suspicious letters case

Posted 4/29/2013 in State

A Mississippi man who describes himself as a patriot with no grudges against anyone was expected to appear in court today on charges of making and possessing ricin, part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others.


Miss. adds terrorism to death penalty law

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acts of terrorisms will be added to the list of crimes in Mississippi that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.



3,500 turn out for Columbus Relay for Life event

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An estimated 3,500 turned out for the Lowndes County Relay For Life, which began at 6 p.m. Friday and continued until 5 a.m. Saturday.



Manning seeks rehearing

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to look again at his case.



Dozens of air shows cancel without military jets

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

Dozens of air shows that draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies have been cancelled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts.



EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

Posted 4/29/2013 in National


Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat.


Rezoning approved for Research Park condos

Posted 4/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Friday to rezone a parcel located in the Thad Cochran Research Park, allowing developers to begin work on a condominium project.


Market Street Festival security goes high-tech

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"It's like something from a James Bond movie," a man whispered, watching in awe Friday as Stark Aerospace electro-optical technician Arzell Huggins demonstrated the company's Pop200 infrared surveillance system.

Tupelo man charged in suspicious letters case

Posted 4/27/2013 in State

An ex-martial arts instructor made ricin and put the poison in letters to President Barack Obama and others, the FBI charged Saturday, days after dropping similar charges against an Elvis impersonator who insisted he had been framed.

Victory! Clay County finally gets a break

Posted 4/27/2013 in Area

Through the collaboration of a local development alliance, Mississippi legislators and a global tire manufacturer, Clay County has finally gotten a long overdue financial break.

Public Works Director Mike Pratt found dead

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.


Local officers team up with Illinois for training

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.


Possible 9/11 plane landing gear part found

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.


New conservative lobbying push for gay marriage

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.



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