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Starkville aldermen to consider annexation study areas

Posted 11/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen will consider setting study areas for the city's possible annexation Tuesday, after seeing preliminary areas during a Friday afternoon work session.


Progressive pastors: Moore unfit for Senate

Posted 11/18/2017 in National

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."



Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

Posted 11/18/2017 in National

Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.



Why few women of color in wave of accusers? 'Stakes higher'

Posted 11/18/2017 in National

In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor.


MBN agent: Marijuana use more prominent, dangerous today than before

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Use of marijuana has increased by 7.5 percent since 2007, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Lt. Eddie Hawkins said.

'A fun little outing': Law enforcement show local man the ropes in simulated traffic stop

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On his first day as a law enforcement officer, Phillip Goodwin pulled over Keith Worshaim near the Lowndes County Soccer Complex for reckless driving three times.

Sales tax down, 2-percent up in Columbus

Posted 11/17/2017 in Area

Columbus' sales tax collections are down slightly, but its 2-percent restaurant tax revenue is growing as local leaders bicker over how to renew it.

Boys and Girls Club expanding to West Point

Posted 11/17/2017 in Area

Thirty-six is a fairly random number, so when Nadia Colom sat down with Megan Mullen to discuss plans for opening a Boys and Girls Club in West Point, both women took their own association with the number as a sign their collaboration was somehow pre-ordained.

Man arrested for book store embezzlement

Posted 11/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Alabama man was arrested Thursday for reportedly embezzling money at a local business.


Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin."



Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.



GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though.



Highlights of House, Senate GOP bills to overhaul tax code

Posted 11/17/2017 in National



GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church.



Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Actress Rose McGowan was arraigned Thursday on a felony cocaine charge, days after she alleged in The New Yorker that the drugs may been planted to discredit her.



AAA expects 50 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

If you're traveling over Thanksgiving, you'll have even more company than last year.



FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.


Brandon men arrested for attempted robbery

Posted 11/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Brandon men are in jail after an attempted Wednesday morning armed robbery in the Cotton District.

Hospital fund trustees keeping close eye on tax reform battle

Posted 11/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Normally, what happens in Washington, D.C. attracts little attention from the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors as they handle the business of the county.

Restaurant tax: CVB board make-up remains sticking point

Posted 11/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although no motions were made and no votes were taken, the Lowndes County board of supervisors agreed during Wednesday's meeting to accept most of the proposed changes for a joint resolution with the city asking an extension of the county's 2-percent restaurant sales tax.


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