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Area students check out college options

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judd Williams has been all over eastern Mississippi talking to high school seniors at college fairs about admission at Mississippi State University.

 

Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office received a report Monday of what are apparently extremely old human remains that were discovered on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

 

New West Point police chief returns to where career began

Posted about 2 hours ago in Area

To Avery Cook, teaching kids karate at the CK&A Karate School downtown has some parallels to policing.

Supes to review hospital bids next week

Posted about 2 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors will meet next week to review bids the county received for OCH Regional Medical Center.

 

White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

President Donald Trump on Monday named a lawyer and former NFL player as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as the administration faces criticism from those institutions of promises unkept.

 

 

Ole Miss could swap black bear mascot

Posted about 2 hours ago in State

Years after it traded Colonel Reb for a bear, the University of Mississippi could again change its sidelines sports mascot.

 

 

Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

Posted about 2 hours ago in State

Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two.

 

 

Miss. hometown honors author of civil rights memoir

Posted about 2 hours ago in State

A civil rights activist who wrote about challenging segregation in the South was honored in her hometown, two years after her death.

 

 

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

 

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season -- and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

 

 

Republican governors get into the 'news' business

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Republican governors are getting into the "news" business.

 

 

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

 

 

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as "widespread devastation" from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma.

 

 

Miss. hits 51 West Nile virus cases so far for 2017

Posted about 2 hours ago in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming four new cases of West Nile virus.

 

 

Columbus man dies in head-on crash

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is dead following a head-on collision near New Hope Monday.

 

Bucket-list rides

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Dean Threet rode around the Arrington at Plantation Pointe assisted living facility in Columbus Sunday on a bright blue motorcycle, she threw her hands up in delight.

Lowndes supes OK budget with deficit, tax increase

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2018 budget Friday that includes a roughly $900,000 deficit.

 

Analysis: School takeover tangled in web of other issues

Posted yesterday in State

The potential state takeover of Mississippi's second-largest school district has highlighted the depth of anger some people feel about how policymakers treat public education and how some legislators have acted toward the capital city.

 

Suspect in Princess shooting arrested for intimidating witness

Posted 9/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect in a shooting outside the Princess Theater earlier this year is now facing two charges of intimidating a witness.

 

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