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Smithsonian director tours Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Posted 4/21/2018 in State

As Lonnie Bunch walked through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Thursday, he mused to museum director Pam Junior about the prominent figures on display that he knew -- like the Ku Klux Klan leader with whom he came face-to-face, and the family of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in 1955 is widely regarded as the nation's final push into the civil rights movement.


Photos: Budweiser Clydesdales in Starkville

Posted 4/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Budweiser Clydesdales ride through the Cotton District Thursday. The team had a meet and greet at Fire Station Park after making deliveries to downtown establishments.

CLW power rates to rise this fall

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Power rates are going up in October for Columbus Light and Water customers. Exactly how much is still up in the air.

Air Force base set to host air show

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in four years, Columbus Air Force Base is hosting an air show.

CMSD releases further information on superintendent candidates

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees will look at 19 of the 21 applications of superintendent candidates.

'The bottom of the pool': Bestselling author, speaker Andy Andrews speaks in Columbus

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whenever someone asks Andy Andrews what he does for a living, he tells them he's a noticer.

More Highway 12 work begins

Posted 4/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the second phase of work along Highway 12 progresses, work on a new Mississippi Department of Transportation project is underway, and another one will be sent out for bids in the summer.


Mississippi university tuition to rise 4 percent, on average

Posted 4/20/2018 in State

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall, saying lingering effects from state budget cuts two years ago require them to get more revenue from students.



New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Posted 4/20/2018 in National

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.



Mississippi receives grant to fight opioid crisis

Posted 4/20/2018 in State

One of Mississippi's U.S. senators has announced the state has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to fight the opioid crisis.



Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

Posted 4/20/2018 in National

The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town's mayor said this week.



Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Posted 4/20/2018 in National

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.



In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Posted 4/20/2018 in National

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night.



Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

Posted 4/20/2018 in National

A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week said it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck.


Photos: Budweiser Clydesdales in Columbus

Posted 4/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales make their way through downtown Columbus to deliver cases of beer to local bars and restaurants Wednesday. Driving the horses are Benny Raber, left, and Rudy Helmuth of Missouri and riding along is Bud the Budweiser Dalmatian. After making deliveries the team had a public viewing at Leadership Plaza.


Union Academy without water service after pipes burst

Posted 4/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Recruitment and Training Program (RTP), which has been in operation throughout the state since 1983, provides an array of services, but the focus in Columbus is narrower.


Kosciusko men arrested for meth trafficking

Posted 4/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Kosciusko men are facing drug trafficking charges after being arrested at a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Missing man found in Tupelo

Posted 4/19/2018 in Area

A Monroe County man missing since Saturday has been found unharmed in Tupelo.

County purchase of Lipscomb property drawing near

Posted 4/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County could finalize a sale for the purchase of the old Lipscomb property as early as June, Columbus attorney David Sanders said Wednesday.

Super Troopers actor to appear at Golden Triangle Comic Con

Posted 4/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Super Troopers actor Erik Stolhanske will make an appearance at the third Golden Triangle Comic Con on Aug. 18.


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