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Man jailed after being caught in former romantic partner's home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after a former romantic partner came home Friday night to find him in her house.


Police searching for Texaco robbery suspect

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspect in a Tuesday night armed robbery at the Texaco at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Military Road.


Trio of local Republican women in DC for inauguration

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Norma Sanders, Rissa Lawrence and Brenda Willis started planning for Friday's presidential inauguration before even Team Trump.

A Little of Everything consignment shop moves downtown

Posted yesterday in Business

The landscape of both downtown Columbus and Starkville is changing little by little.

Tax offices upgrade computers, anticipate new requirements

Posted yesterday in Area

Mississippi tax assessors are busy preparing to implement a new vehicle registration system that may help with stricter auto insurance enforcement.

Yellow Jackets hire new football coach

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kemper County High School football coach Chris Jones left a good impression on Starkville High School Athletic Director Milton Smith Sr. after an interview for the new Starkville High football coach position.

Starkville to assume responsibility for five private roads

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five private roads in north Starkville could become public thoroughfares this year after the city annexed the area almost two decades ago.


Bill to limit attorney general's powers falters -- for now

Posted yesterday in State

The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general's powers. But the bill is being held for another debate, and a Republican chairman needs to pick up just a few votes for the bill to pass and move to the Senate.



Building permits 1-19-17

Posted yesterday in Business



Renasant to buy bank for $190M, boost assets more than $10B

Posted yesterday in Business

Renasant Corp. announced Tuesday that it's buying Metropolitan BancGroup for $190 million in stock.



AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Posted yesterday in National

Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump.



In inaugural speech will Trump call on our better angels?

Posted yesterday in National

Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.



Miss. Army, Air National Guard to aid inauguration

Posted yesterday in State

About 150 members of Mississippi's Army and Air National Guard will provide support during the presidential inauguration Friday.



Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

Posted yesterday in National

Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor.



Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100

Posted yesterday in Business

A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100.



Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Posted yesterday in National

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.



Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

Posted yesterday in Business

Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player -- one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service.



For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Posted yesterday in Business

Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.



Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time

Posted yesterday in National

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone.


CMSD gives itself a good grade during self-evaluation

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees gave itself an overall grade of "doing well" during its annual self-evaluation.


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