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Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, the Interior Ministry said.



UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."


Cold case arrest brings closure to family

Posted 5/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, Monroe County resident Dannie Fowler woke up to a call from Columbus Police Department investigators.

Officers reflect on a city rattled by a series of murders in the '90s

Posted 5/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Shelton was a sergeant with CPD's patrol division in 1995 when he joined the department's newly created community policing team tasked with building better relations and communication lines with citizens.

The Sherman Business Report: Super Sonic Car Wash expanding to East Columbus

Posted 5/25/2017 in Business

Super Sonic Car Wash bought Mr. Bubbles locations in North Columbus and Starkville in 2016 which have served the Golden Triangle since 2007. Since then, plans were announced by the business to expand coverage in Columbus with an east side location coming Nov. 1.

CMSD renews Ecco Ride contract for five new buses

Posted 5/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a special-called board of trustees meeting Wednesday morning, lasting less than 10 minutes, the Columbus Municipal School District voted unanimously to extend its contract with the private transportation company Ecco Ride.


Starkville admits inadvertent error with untimely FOIA production

Posted 5/25/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville admits in a recent ethics defense it failed to provide former George M. Bryan Airport fixed-based operator Kenneth Aasand documents in a timely manner and attributed the error to a "lack of communication and follow-up."


Unemployment rates continue to fall across the board

Posted 5/25/2017 in Area

The April unemployment data, released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, showed steady improvement on the local, state and national levels.

Traffic stop yields multiple charges against Starkville man

Posted 5/25/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after a Saturday traffic stop.


Building permits 4-25-17

Posted 5/25/2017 in Business



Former Mississippi prison chief sentenced to nearly 20 years

Posted 5/25/2017 in State

Christopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when a judge sentenced Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to nearly 20 years in prison for crimes connected to more than $1.4 million in bribes.



Services planned for boy, 6, shot after car theft

Posted 5/25/2017 in State

Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store.



GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

Posted 5/25/2017 in National

Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill.



Canadian door maker plans 50-job expansion in Tupelo

Posted 5/25/2017 in Business

A Canadian company will spend $1 million to expand its Mississippi door factory, adding 50 employees.



Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

Posted 5/25/2017 in National

The Trump administration is eyeing plans to encourage the sale of public assets, such as airports and bridges, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure, an administration official said Wednesday.


Police release more details on cold case murder arrest

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a suspect in a more than 20-year-old capital murder case, city officials confirmed today.

YMCA Parkinson's program packing punch

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After sliding on her hot pink boxing gloves, Gina kept her chin down and eyes forward, ready to face her opponent. "One, one, two," her husband, Gill, said instructively, bracing for the next punch into the boxing mitts.

Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tyler Edmonds was about to take the stage to speak to a room full of attorneys in Biloxi earlier this month when he received some unfortunate news.

Hotel approval still in limbo after meeting fails to produce quorum

Posted 5/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An attempt to provide developer Mark Nicholas with a new public financing option for his anticipated boutique hotel project failed Tuesday as a special-called meeting lacked a quorum of aldermen, but Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn says she'll call for another gathering before June 6's regularly scheduled board meeting, which also coincides with election day.

MDOT nearly done with road paving near CAFB

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has almost completed nearly five miles of paving along two entrances to the Columbus Air Force Base, thanks to amenable winter conditions.


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