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City completes second-highest sales tax collection year on record

Posted yesterday in Area

Sales tax collections for 2017 in Columbus are lower than last year, but city officials are still touting strong economic footing.

The Sherman Business Report: New hypnotherapy office in Columbus

Posted yesterday in Business

Jamie Price, a Columbus native, opened a hypnotherapy office in east Columbus on Sept. 1.


Police search for armed robbery suspects

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are searching for two armed robbery suspects.


Partnership names Watson special events, projects coordinator

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership announced today that Paige Watson will join its staff as the new special events and projects coordinator.


Memo: Consider civil rights home for national monument

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald Trump.



GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

Posted yesterday in National

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency's internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week.



South Carolina: Call for a monument to black Civil War hero

Posted yesterday in National

A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus-building in a nation divided by the issue.



Tarps covering Virginia Confederate statues are being ripped down

Posted yesterday in National

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, are trying to stop people from ripping down tarps that cover statues of Confederate generals.



Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

Posted yesterday in National

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the ruins of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her.



A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Posted yesterday in National

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.



Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week.



Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

Posted yesterday in National

Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans.



Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

Posted yesterday in National

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is more than a serial digital philanderer -- he's a danger to the public who deserves two years in prison for encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in online sex acts, prosecutors told a judge Wednesday.


Princess owner plans to reopen theater

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Princess Theater owner Bart Lawrence plans to open the theater portion of his downtown nightclub for public events on Saturday with or without Columbus City Council approval.

Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance

Posted 9/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins said someone needed to fight for God against Starkville's "whiskey bill."

Prince named to SOCSD board on third try

Posted 9/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The third time was the charm for Debra Prince.

Man jailed for Caledonia sexual battery

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is being charged with the sexual battery of a woman in Caledonia last week.

GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six years ago, Jill Savely didn't know what an early college high school was.

Hospital lends warmth to humane society

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda Comer had an idea a while back and she knew just who to take it to.

Woman arrested for allegedly stealing credit card information

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is behind bars on multiple counts of identity theft.


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