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Liver transplant surgeries for Columbus mother and daughter a success

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mother and daughter Margaret and Adeline Rollins of Columbus are doing well after liver transplant surgeries Tuesday in Atlanta.

Council appoints Cox to CMSD board

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus council members on Tuesday selected Yvonne Cox to serve a five-year term on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.


Flood watch in effect in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee

Posted 2/21/2018 in State

Officials are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding as a weather system carrying heavy rain passes through parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.



Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

Posted 2/21/2018 in National

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.



Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Posted 2/21/2018 in National

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.



School shooting videos could scar kids -- or galvanize them

Posted 2/21/2018 in National

When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story.



Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid -- and Romney accepts

Posted 2/21/2018 in National

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.


'We're not going away': Pride organizers vow continued efforts after parade denial

Posted 2/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Pride organizers left the courtroom -- some in tears -- after aldermen voted 4-3 to deny their request to host a Pride parade in March.

Pride denied: Aldermen shoot down LGBT parade request

Posted 2/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny a request from Starkville Pride to host the city's first Pride Parade.

Petition calls for Baptist to reinstate privileges for longtime OBGYN

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A longtime obstetrics and gynecology doctor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has had his OB privileges suspended.

Cannizaro out as MSU baseball coach

Posted 2/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Andy Cannizaro is out as head coach of the Mississippi State baseball team. University officials announced in a statement this morning Cannizaro has resigned effective immediately.


Columbus' Airbus to avoid furloughs

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decision by a competitor to drop all legal actions challenging Airbus Helicopters' contracts to provide as many as 51 UH-72A Lakota Helicopters should keep the Airbus assembly plant operating without fear of layoffs or furloughs, the Texas-based company says.


Murder trial set to begin today

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial for a man accused of first-degree murder is slated to begin today.

Supes hold on waste service decision

Posted 2/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors voted to hold off on making a decision on a new waste service provider after reviewing three bids during a Monday meeting.

Lieutenant governor unveils plan to pay for infrastructure

Posted 2/20/2018 in State

Mississippi's lieutenant governor wants to divert existing revenue and borrow to provide more money for roads and bridges over the next six years.


Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Posted 2/20/2018 in National

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.



Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

Posted 2/20/2018 in National

From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.



Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

Posted 2/20/2018 in National

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.



Democrats seek to change the terms of school funding debate

Posted 2/20/2018 in State

Opponents of changing the way Mississippi funds its public schools say that all schools will come out poorer under a proposed new formula than if the current one were fully funded.



Facing $1B suit, Entergy Mississippi seeks to curb AG Hood

Posted 2/20/2018 in State

In one corner, there's Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who has made suing corporations a hallmark of his tenure. In the other corner is Entergy Mississippi, the state's largest privately owned electrical utility, whose leader says the company is supporting a bill to make it harder for Hood to sue the company again.



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