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Perception and reality: Downtown business owners grapple with fallout from shooting

Posted 3/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Peering through the front windows of her French-Creole-influenced restaurant in downtown Columbus, Mary Broussard can see the temporary lights now illuminating Fifth Street South in front of the Columbus Light and Water office -- a section of downtown that was the scene of a shooting early last Sunday morning.

Columbus man arrested for sexual battery

Posted 3/26/2017 in Area

Starkville police officers arrested a Columbus man Thursday allegedly tied to a sexual battery that occurred Wednesday.


Starkville mayoral candidate forum set for Monday

Posted 3/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville voters will get a chance to hear the city's three mayoral candidates lay out their platforms during a 7 p.m. public forum Monday at the Greensboro Center.



Mississippi, Georgia couples named outstanding young farmers

Posted 3/26/2017 in Area

Couples from Mississippi and Georgia are among four couples who have been recognized as among the nation's best young farmers.



Miss. lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor

Posted 3/26/2017 in State

A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with "the gusto of a hound dog."



15-pound boxes of catfish from Miss. company recalled

Posted 3/26/2017 in State

A Mississippi catfish processor is recalling 1,700 pounds of fish after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that it contained chemicals banned in fish farming.



Bryant signs bill doubling penalties for anti-police crimes

Posted 3/26/2017 in State

People who commit crimes in Mississippi against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency workers will face doubled penalties starting July 1.



Budget pains Miss. lawmakers as revenue outlook cut

Posted 3/26/2017 in State

It's been obvious for months that Mississippi tax revenues have been lagging, and Friday was a day that legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Bryant faced up to the fact.



Judge sanctions lawyer suing over Tupelo police shooting

Posted 3/26/2017 in State

A federal judge has sanctioned an attorney who filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the fatal shooting of a Tupelo man by a police officer.


Little: Aldermen 'overreach' in handling officer incident

Posted 3/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little said the board's decision to send a potential case against a former Starkville Police Department officer to District Attorney Scott Colom for possible prosecution represents a government overreach.


Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Posted 3/26/2017 in National

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.


Mother of downtown shooting suspect jailed for allegedly threatening witness

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mother of a shooting suspect is behind bars after authorities say she intimidated a witness in her son's case.

Bond denied for O-Kay Foods shooting suspect

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The suspect in a shooting at a local convenience store is in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Local pilot gets 10 months in British jail for alcohol

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus pilot has been sentenced to jail time overseas for being under the influence of alcohol while preparing to fly from Scotland to New Jersey.


Seat belts in the back seat could become law in Miss.

Posted 3/24/2017 in State

Buckle up, Mississippi, because it could soon be the law, no matter where you sit in a car.


City: Law supports slashing businesses' hours

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a different sort of week for the relationship between Columbus' city government and two of its businesses.

Consultant lauds mayor's efforts to curtail crime

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police consultant K.B. Turner on Thursday threw his support behind Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and the city council's recent decisions to roll back the hours of businesses that are hot spots for crime.

Hitting the road: Bulldog fans pour into OKC for tonight's Sweet 16 matchup against Washington

Posted 3/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six hundred forty-four miles isn't to far to travel for Jessica Cade.

Carver: Future fees possible for special events

Posted 3/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One Starkville alderman says he's interested in establishing a fee for certain special events that require additional police coverage and other in-kind services from the city, while the mayor said additional costs could create a "chilling effect" on community development.


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