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SPD: Shooting victim in stable condition

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The victim of a Thursday night shooting on South Montgomery Street is in stable condition, according to Starkville police.


Photos: Sturgis Bike Rally

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Luke Thomas, of Louisville, sits on a motorcycle belonging to his grandfather, David Metts, during the Sturgis Bike Rally on Saturday. Hundreds of people were drawn to the rally on Saturday, despite poor weather that lingered through the day.

Problem solver: LINK intern spends summer developing research-based guide for Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Liz Hartmann has a bachelor's degree in international studies and sustainability from Miami University in Ohio. She has worked four years with the "Big Four" accounting firm Deloitte's strategy and operations division, helping with mergers and acquisitions in the health care and pharmaceutical industries.

Cashing in on life's lemons: Inaugural Lemonade Day in Starkville draws young entrepreneurs from across area

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ka'nia Lucious kept a sharp eye for passersby in front of her lemonade stand on Main Street Saturday.


Person injured in reported accidental shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating what is being reported as an accidental shooting.



Vote delayed on new A-to-F scoring scale for high schools

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi education leaders may reset part of the grading scale for schools for the third year in a row, but the decision won't be made for another few days.



Bryant sets transport session, specifics expected next week

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant confirms he will call legislators into special session next week to deal with transportation funding.



Mississippi judge who uncovered lawyer bribes dies at 83

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi judge who helped bring down famed tobacco lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on bribery allegations has died.



Mississippi flag foes want court arguments on rebel symbol

Posted yesterday in State

Some Mississippi residents are asking a federal court of appeals to fully consider their arguments that the state flag with the Confederate battle emblem represents white supremacy and sends a message that black people are not welcome.



Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

Posted yesterday in National

The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.



Stocks jump as hopes rise for progress on China trade talks

Posted yesterday in National

Stocks rose late in the day Friday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported that the countries hope to have a resolution by November.



As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Posted yesterday in National

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action.



Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Posted yesterday in National

Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.



Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

Posted yesterday in National

As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers.


Oktibbeha jury to be seated for retrial of Chambers murder

Posted 8/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major criminal trial will now at least include a jury from Oktibbeha County after an order filed Thursday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Columbus pulls out of LINK

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is pulling out of the Golden Triangle Development LINK. City councilmen voted 3-2 during a budget work session Thursday afternoon not to contribute its normal $100,000 to the economic development organization in Fiscal Year 2019, which begins Oct. 1.

New exhaust system at fire station to reduce firefighter exposure to cancer

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For firefighters, certain hazards of their jobs are apparent.

CMSD lands on list of top 10 most-improved districts for ELA

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District ranked fifth among the most-improved districts on English-Language Arts state testing in 2017-18.

Arrest report 8-17-18

Posted 8/17/2018 in Area


Bryant says special session for roads and bridges coming

Posted 8/17/2018 in State

There may not be a deal yet on transportation funding among legislative leaders, but Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's ready to call lawmakers back into session.



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