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City forming police chief search committee

Posted 11/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is forming a committee to lead the search for a new police chief.

Fields aims to transform Southside neighborhood

Posted 11/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Columbus, at the intersection of Eighth Street South and Fifth Avenue South, Mississippi University for Women's campus touches a residential neighborhood peppered with antebellum homes and smaller, more modern houses.

West Point chief warns public of fake firearms

Posted 11/11/2015 in Area

West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley brought props with him to Tuesday night's board of selectmen meeting.

 

Bill could build a new Army Reserve center in Starkville

Posted 11/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A U.S. Senate appropriation could provide $9.3 million for a new U.S. Army Reserve Center in Starkville, but it must first be reconciled with recently passed House legislation that does not specifically fund the project.

 

Holloway: Reverse school construction referendum slated for 2016

Posted 11/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway said the mechanism needed to fund a new partnership school on Mississippi State University's campus could occur in early 2016.

 

Senate passes $80B measure for veterans, military bases

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

The Senate passed its first spending bill of the year on Tuesday, a popular $80 billion measure for veterans' programs and construction projects on military bases long delayed by infighting over the broader budget.

 

 

Marshals jailed for boy's shooting death sued in other cases

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Two law-enforcement officers jailed on murder charges for a 6-year-old autistic boy's fatal shooting in central Louisiana have been targets of previous complaints that they used excessive force or neglected their duties.

 

 

War on Christmas? Starbucks cups cause social media outcry

Posted 11/11/2015 in Business

It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia or your neighbor's ugly Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' stark new holiday coffee cup has set off complaints that the chain is making war on Christmas.

 

 

Online threats heighten tensions at University of Missouri

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

The University of Missouri said it is has increased security and is investigating online threats, an announcement that again heightened tensions on the campus after days of turmoil.

 

 

Missouri players didn't recognize how much power they had

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Missouri receiver J'Mon Moore decided to visit the protesters who had built a tent city on Carnahan Quad, demanding that the university pay attention to their complaints about racism.

 

 

Clinton pushes back against GOP on veterans' health issues

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined steps to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, casting herself as a protector against proposals to privatize the sprawling health care system for those who have served in the military.

 

Bush, Carson seek to steady campaigns in GOP debate

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Republicans Jeb Bush and Ben Carson sought to steady their presidential campaigns in Tuesday night's GOP debate, with Bush taking advantage of a policy-focused contest to detail positions on the economy and immigration while Carson swatted away mounting questions about the veracity of his celebrated biography.

 

'Proud to be an American Day' is Thursday

Posted 11/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

East Mississippi Community College has invited the community to attend "Proud to be an American Day" at its Golden Triangle campus at 10 a.m. Thursday.

 

Columbus car burglar suspect arrested

Posted 11/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old Columbus man is behind bars after police say he broke into eight cars Sunday.

LCSD picks career-tech location

Posted 11/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District has chosen a spot for its $11 million career-technical center to be housed on.

Child injured in Friday crash dies

Posted 11/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Golden Triangle family dealing with heartbreak was dealt another crushing blow Monday when John "J.D." Gentry, 11, died at University Medical Center in Jackson.

 

Mississippi State to have memorial service after fatal wreck

Posted 11/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State will host a memorial service on Thursday in honor of a father and son who both played for the Bulldogs and were killed in a car accident on Friday.

 

 

Teenage carhop assaulted, man arrested

Posted 11/10/2015 in State

Ocean Springs police have arrested a 35-year-old man accused of assaulting a teenage carhop at a Sonic Drive-In.

 

 

Rep. Thompson, a Democrat, supporting Clinton for president

Posted 11/10/2015 in State

The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee says he's supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016.

 

 

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