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County 'blindsides' city with increased tax collection fee

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Supervisors vote on Monday could knock an $80,000 hole in the Columbus city budget next fiscal year.

Long-delayed Longview Road project moves forward

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County may have clearance to pave a portion of Longview Road while awaiting federal money to complete the entire project, according to County Engineer Clyde Pritchard.

CHS championship basketball coach leaves after one year

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday afternoon, the Columbus High School boys' basketball team received its state championship rings commemorating its Class 6A tournament win this spring.

Starkville Strings School a place for students to 'try something out and do amazing things'

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Giving students the opportunity to learn something new is a big part of helping them discover their own talents.


City employee injured in lawnmower accident released from hospital

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A city employee who was hospitalized following a lawnmower accident Monday has been treated and released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.



Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Posted yesterday in National

"Bizarre." "Shameful." "Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki -- and that's just from the Republicans.



US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Posted yesterday in National

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.



Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

Posted yesterday in National

A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms.



Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Posted yesterday in National

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.


Columbus man stabbed during West Point fight

Posted 7/16/2018 in Area

West Point police are searching for suspects after a fight at an American Legion post on East Morrow Street left at least one person injured.

Tobacco whistleblower details dangers of drug addiction

Posted 7/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 1994, Victor DeNoble anonymously mailed a photo of a lab-tested rat to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming the first whistleblower against the tobacco industry.


Analysis: Even modest revenue growth good news for lawmakers

Posted 7/16/2018 in State

End-of-the year revenue collections suggest Mississippi's lawmakers could have a little extra money to spend when they return for their election-year session in January 2019.



US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.



Court to hear appeal in dismissal of police shooting lawsuit

Posted 7/16/2018 in State

An appeals court will hear arguments in September as a Mississippi family tries to revive a $35 million wrongful death lawsuit over a police shooting.



Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.



Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday as the American president declared that "the world wants to see us get along."



Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.



Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.



Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange's biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder's refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier.



US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.



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