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Posted earlier today in National

CMSD explores designating Hunt a Historic Landmark

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months after a former Columbus school was designated for State Landmark status, Columbus Municipal School District plans to apply for the same designation for its sister school, district officials said Friday.

Starkville reps voice support for restaurant tax increase request

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State representatives last week affirmed their support of Starkville's planned request to the Legislature for a 1-percent increase in food and beverage taxes when the next legislative session begins in January.

Analysis: Candidates need motivated voters for Senate runoff

Posted earlier today in State

Candidates in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff are competing with college football, Thanksgiving turkey and the mad dash of Christmas bargain hunting as they try to hold voters' attention.


State senator's 'public hanging' remark draws rebuke

Posted earlier today in State

A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."


American Deli cashiers speak out after mall melee

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A steady stream of customers waited patiently in line Saturday at American Deli in Leigh Mall when Briana Jackson began her shift at 4 p.m.

'A better deal': Plea agreements incentivize defendants to admit to crimes, keep the justice system moving

Posted yesterday in Area

Starkville resident James Bardwell had a choice. He could go to trial for sexual battery and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Or, he could accept a plea agreement from the state to confess to the weapons charges, spend the next 18 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and not have to register as a sex offender when released.

After 30 years of helping women at Recovery House, Johnson to retire

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly every time the board of trustees for Recovery House meets, Executive Director Stephanie Johnson is there with a letter from a woman who has been touched by the program.


Anthony Zurcher: When the press fights the president, the president wins

Posted yesterday in National

The East Room of the White House -- with its vaulted ceilings, ornate chandeliers and gold curtains -- is the closest thing to a throne room the United States has.



Hyde-Smith accepts Farm Bureau debate; Espy considering it

Posted 11/9/2018 in State

A Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi is accepting an invitation to debate her Democratic opponent a week before the Nov. 27 runoff, but it was not immediately clear whether the event will happen.


Starkville duo's home renovation pilot premieres Sunday on HGTV

Posted 11/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For a Starkville brother-sister duo, a series of "wonderfully weird" coincidences will culminate with the premiere of a new home renovation show on HGTV.

Winning Ohio candidate credits MUW for providing 'foundations' of her career

Posted 11/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as four years ago, Ohio was just a place on a map and politics wasn't even on the radar for Allison Russo. But on Tuesday, Russo was elected to represent Ohio's 24th District in the statehouse, winning her first political campaign as a Democrat in her suburban Columbus, Ohio district.


Chancery district 14-1 runoff picture still murky

Posted 11/8/2018 in Area

The runoff picture for the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judgeship remained unclear Thursday evening after Oktibbeha County released updated vote totals.


182-year-old Beckrome to be demolished

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An antebellum house in north Columbus is slated to be demolished.

Legislation restoring $800k to Lowndes expected next year

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the Mississippi Legislature convenes in January, Lowndes County officials will ask for the right to assess taxes on businesses operating on Golden Triangle Regional Airport land, a move that will restore $800,000 in revenue for the county and its school district.

Business moves with Mary: Leigh Mall losing two more tenants

Posted 11/8/2018 in Area

Two more stores are vacating Leigh Mall. The Cookie Store, once located by the mall's main entrance, has already shuttered, though a store representative could not be reached by press time.

Ellis wins chancery court judgeship

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery District judge on Tuesday.

Voter turnout nears, exceeds 50 percent in area counties

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Voter turnout in Golden Triangle area counties Tuesday either approached or topped 50 percent, according to unofficial counts from circuit clerks' offices.


Hitchhiker attacks driver who gave him a ride

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect who allegedly attacked a driver who gave him a ride on Thursday. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.


Man accused of molesting children under 14

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.


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