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Prosecutors: Man with KKK robe had unregistered machine gun

Posted 10/12/2018 in State

Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to illegally having an unregistered machine gun, months after he was arrested and found with other firearms, a methamphetamine pipe and a Ku Klux Klan robe.

 

CMSD officials tight-lipped on Craig Shannon firing

Posted 10/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Craig Shannon, deputy superintendent for Columbus Municipal School District, is reportedly facing termination.

Crack-down results in 250 arrests in N. Miss.

Posted 10/11/2018 in Area

More than 250 suspects of violent crimes were arrested in a month-long combined operation of law enforcement in North Mississippi last month.

Getting into gear: Three area teams to compete in BEST robotics challenge; RoboJackets seek seventh state title

Posted 10/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Camille Smith started her junior year of high school, she knew she wanted to help the environment. But it wasn't until she joined the robotics team that she decided to become an environmental engineer.

Business Moves with Mary: Columbus hotel for sale

Posted 10/11/2018 in Business

If you're driving past the Magnolia Bowl, you may have seen a Rhett Realty sign perched in front of Columbus Inn and Suites.

Steens man arrested for attacking grandfather

Posted 10/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man was arrested earlier this week after allegedly attacking his grandfather.

 

Building permits 10-11-18

Posted 10/11/2018 in Business

 

 

Legislative report evaluates local taxes in Mississippi

Posted 10/11/2018 in State

A watchdog group says 68 cities and 14 counties in Mississippi are collecting local taxes on hotel stays and restaurant meals, for purposes such as promoting tourism or development.

 

 

Mississippi police took property without legal authority

Posted 10/11/2018 in State

Mississippi police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didn't notice.

 

 

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left wide destruction and at least two people dead and wasn't nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling from epic flooding by Hurricane Florence.

 

 

Fast, furious: How Hurricane Michael grew into a 155 mph monster

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns supercharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Florida's Panhandle.

 

 

FBI: Man planned to bomb National Mall on Election Day

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.

 

 

McConnell to AP: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying "nobody's going to beat" Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.

 

 

New York limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges.

 

 

Rising interest rates weigh on high-flying tech stocks

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

Technology and internet stocks have led the way for much of Wall Street's bull market run, propelling the stocks of big names like Apple, Amazon and Google's parent company sharply higher along the way.

 

 

Poll finds partisan divide in concerns for election security

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation's voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday.

 

 

Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail -- as a hologram

Posted 10/11/2018 in National

A characteristic twinkle in his eye, Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car in a hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president's namesake library in Southern California.

 

Retired Baptist doctor dies in car accident

Posted 10/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A retired doctor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle died in a car accident Tuesday on Highway 45 in Columbus.

 

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