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Photos: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gary Martin, of Louisville, Alabama, rides for his 30th year at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Saturday. "I found these long horns in Texas. I love to ride, it's in my blood, I got four bikes and plan to get more," he said.

Sheriff: New deputy hires will expand shift coverage

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' tentative Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget will allow Sheriff Steve Gladney more manpower to cover the county's 459 square miles.

Judges seek pay increases for court reporters

Posted yesterday in Area

Mississippi 16th Circuit judges are seeking a pay increase for their court reporters.

Uber drivers look for success in Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Area

For the past five months, Terrel Curtis has followed the same routine. He gets into his 2011 Chevrolet Impala and heads south from his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to Jackson, an 80-mile trip.

Letting out their 'inner geek': Second Columbus Comic Con bigger, better than last year

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three-year-old Columbus resident Trenton Edwards is quick to tell you he likes Sonic the Hedgehog, a blue cartoon character from the video game of the same name. Saturday, he got to be Sonic the Hedgehog.

 

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Posted yesterday in National

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

 

 

Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

Posted yesterday in National

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who went from Donald Trump's victorious campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months that witnessed the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.

 

 

Man charged with pepper-spraying Confederate re-enactors

Posted yesterday in National

Police say a man pepper-sprayed Confederate re-enactors in North Carolina during a reunion parade.

 

 

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.

 

 

Trump defends Confederate statues

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

 

 

Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

A handful of descendants of Confederate Civil War leaders Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis are siding with those who believe monuments to their famous ancestors should be pulled down and moved to other settings, such as museums.

 

 

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

Police today shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others.

 

 

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.

 

 

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates.

 

 

US helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside.

 

 

US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

Ivanka Trump's rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming "both sides" in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew.

 

 

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.

 

Last two antebellum homes in Starkville for sale; one could be torn down

Posted 8/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The last two antebellum homes in Starkville, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are for sale.

Authorities arrest drive-by shooting suspects

Posted 8/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men face charges from both Columbus Police Department and the Joint Drug Task Force after they allegedly opened fire on a vehicle on Lehmberg Road Wednesday.

Council approves $232K in employee raises

Posted 8/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved $232,616 in raises for employees for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.

 

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