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Suspect in Artesia triple homicide indicted for capital murder

Posted 5/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man arrested for the murder of three men in Artesia earlier this year has been indicted for capital murder.

Spears: GTECHS scores coming back to home districts

Posted 5/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area school district officials are confident state test scores from the Golden Triangle Early College High School students will be applied to their home districts this October.

Troop 45 dedicates renovated hut, pavilion

Posted 5/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Martha Barnes wanted to cry when she walked into the newly renovated Boy Scout Troop 45 hut on Monday evening. Barnes, who's served with the troop committee since 1972, said the troop has gone through several homes through the years, and even toyed at one point with the idea of building its own hut.

Affidavit: Man assaulted, concussed minor victim in Brookville Garden

Posted 5/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man has been arrested for child abuse after reportedly assaulting a 17-year-old victim at Brookville Garden apartments.


Four more candidates submit campaign finance reports to circuit clerk's office

Posted 5/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four of the 10 candidates for local county offices who failed to submit campaign finance reports by the first reporting period deadline Friday turned their reports in to the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's Office on Monday.


Suspect in Artesia triple murder indicted

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Oktibbeha County man arrested for the murder of three men in Artesia earlier this year has been indicted for capital murder.


Vernon man killed in Saturday wreck

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Vernon, Alabama man died Saturday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 12 in Lowndes County.


Monday profile: Long-serving volunteer says 'simple things make a big difference'

Posted 5/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Evita Lopez has been volunteering as long as she can remember. Lopez, who hails from the Philippines and came to the area to attend Mississippi State University in 1985 for graduate school, got her start as a volunteer as a child in her home country.

Student-teacher program brings teacher from Germany to US

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 5,000 miles from her hometown in Germany, Laura Justus found her way across the world to Columbus.

Smith campaign has pile of cash despite being outraised by McLean

Posted 5/13/2019 in Area

Candidates for Mississippi legislative offices had raised thousands of dollars by the end of the first reporting period Friday, when candidates were required to report contributions and disbursements to the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.

Photos: Farmers Market grand opening

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Piper Flowers, 3, rides Lucy the horse during the Hitching Lot Farmers Market season grand opening in Columbus Saturday. "Thank you for the horsey ride," Piper said. She is the daughter of Jessica and Dakota Flowers.


Analysis: Mississippi budget improving this election year

Posted 5/13/2019 in State

Mississippi is enjoying more robust tax collections in the current budget year than in the last one, which is a reflection of a healthier economy.



1 in 3 Mississippi school districts report testing problems

Posted 5/13/2019 in State

About one-third of Mississippi school districts reported problems Friday with the electronic system that students use to take statewide math and English-language arts tests.



Fifth man charged with link to Mississippi officer's killing

Posted 5/13/2019 in State

A fifth person has been arrested on charges stemming from the slaying of a Mississippi police officer outside his police station.



Trump's tariffs on China: What are they? How do they work?

Posted 5/13/2019 in National

President Donald Trump has heightened tensions with China by escalating his tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.



5 years later, officer faces reckoning for chokehold death

Posted 5/13/2019 in National

The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr's mind, competing for attention with warm, happy memories of her late son Eric Garner's life.



Landmark UN plastic waste pact gets approved but not by US

Posted 5/13/2019 in National

Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say.


'We just did what we had to do': Former officers reflect on Columbus Police Department's integration

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Lee Sr. and Joe Johnson Jr. sat with their heads bent over a copy of a grainy, 50-year-old photograph of the first black police officers in the Columbus Police Department.

Sheriff's race raises $23K-plus so far

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than $23,000 has been poured so far into the four-man race for Lowndes County sheriff, according to campaign finance reports submitted by Friday's deadline.

Oktibbeha sheriff's race nets $6K-plus in fundraising

Posted 5/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two candidates in the Oktibbeha County sheriff's race have raised more than $6,600 in campaign funding, according to campaign financing reports submitted to the circuit clerk's office by Friday's filing deadline.


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