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Dog fighting crackdown nets 12 arrests in four states

Posted 8/27/2013 in Area

An investigation into organized dog fighting and gambling in the Southeast resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of 367 pits bulls in one of the nation's largest crackdowns on the bloody exhibitions.

Beyond the game: Bragging rights on the line in fantasy football league

Posted 8/25/2013 in Area

On Tuesday, when the Chicago Bears' team defense came off the board in about the sixth round, dismayed looks and frustrated comments filled the back of Old Venice's Burgundy Room. Shouting then filled the place after former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis' name was announced a few rounds later. "That's too soon," shouted one football fantasy team manager.

 

Sales tax collections fall in Columbus, Starkville

Posted 8/23/2013 in Area

Two of the Golden Triangle's main cities - Starkville and Columbus - saw a decline in June sales tax collections, while West Point's returns marked a slight gain for the city.

 

 

Car-train collision injures 1 in Hamilton

Posted 8/23/2013 in Area

 

July unemployment numbers fall

Posted 8/22/2013 in Area

Unemployment numbers in the Golden Triangle and across the state decreased noticeably in July. With the exception of Clay County, the rates were down at least more than one percentage point in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, which released updated figures Wednesday.

Arrest report: 8-22-13

Posted 8/22/2013 in Area

 

West Point man faces sexual battery charges

Posted 8/17/2013 in Area

A West Point man has been charged with three counts of sexual battery.

 

 

TVA lowers fuel adjustment charge for Sept.

Posted 8/17/2013 in Area

 

Holliman found guilty: Jury returns verdict of first-degree murder

Posted 8/16/2013 in Area

A jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation Thursday. Holliman, 32, was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman. Jurors found Brian Holliman demonstrated "expressed malice" when he shot his wife in the face with a shotgun.

 

NTSB: No engine failure in fatal UPS crash

Posted 8/16/2013 in Area

 

 

NSF survey: MSU remains a top school for ag research

Posted 8/16/2013 in Area

Mississippi State University received more recognition for its agricultural sciences as it was named a top 10 school for the discipline by The National Science Foundation's Education and Research Development Survey.

 

 

Brian Holliman found guilty of first degree murder

Posted 8/15/2013 in Area

After seven hours of deliberation, an Oktibbeha County jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first degree murder.

 

Holliman trial: Investigator, experts on stand as state closes its case

Posted 8/15/2013 in Area

Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trail of Brian Holliman, who stands accused of killing his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, on Oct. 25, 2008, in the couple's Caledonia home. In a surprise move, shortly after the state rested its case this morning, the defense rested its case, calling no witnesses.

Arrest report: 8-15-13

Posted 8/15/2013 in Area

Holliman trial: Family, friends, law enforcement take stand

Posted 8/14/2013 in Area

The state's case against accused murderer Brian Holliman continued Tuesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. Holliman is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman, with a shotgun at their Caledonia home in 2008. Holliman maintains the shooting was an accident.

Sister of deceased is state's first witness

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

Testimony began Monday in the murder trial of Brian Holliman, whose 2009 conviction for the murder of his wife was overturned on appeal in 2011. An Oktibbeha County jury heard opening arguments and the state's first witness Monday afternoon.

Farese: A flair for the law

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

Steven Farese Sr. is not exactly your father's Atticus Finch. Instead of Harper Lee's illustration of Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird," this small-town lawyer (Ashland, population 569) is known for the high profile clients he defends and the demeanor he uses in the courtroom. He's calm, cool, somewhat eccentric and often sporting a smirk that suggests he is in on a joke to which you aren't privy.

Columbus, Starkville public housing receive nearly $1M in funding

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

The Columbus and Starkville housing authorities will receive nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for large-scale improvements to their four public housing developments.

 

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