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Building permits 8-16-18

Posted 8/16/2018 in Business



Appeals question life sentences for Mississippi juveniles

Posted 8/16/2018 in State

A Mississippi man resentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder committed while he was 17 appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, raising more questions about whether the state's judges are obeying a ruling that lifetime sentences should be "rare" for crimes committed by juveniles.



Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

Posted 8/16/2018 in National

The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator.



US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

Posted 8/16/2018 in National

Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.


Suspect attempts to rob safe at Wingate Hotel

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect in an attempted robbery at the Wingate Hotel early Saturday morning.

Hamilton man charged with cyberstalking Lowndes resident

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man was arrested Aug. 10 for cyberstalking a Lowndes County resident.

Following purchase of paper mill, IP looks to take visible role in community

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

International Paper is one of the leading producers of pulp and paper products in the country, but Columbus Mill Manager David Phillips said the company hopes to take the lead on the community involvement front as well.

City to reconsider using BMG clinic

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Upon further review, the city of Columbus may not be pulling out of Baptist Medical Group's primary care clinic after all.

MSU, Starkville Habitat break ground on Maroon Edition home

Posted 8/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After years of trying, Lou-Quan Lucious finally got to see work begin on her Habitat for Humanity home on Tuesday.

SOCSD approves purchase of 2,000 iPads

Posted 8/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will have 2,000 iPads within the next two months to help incorporate technology in the classroom.

Utilities dept. plans $600K project in Pleasant Acres

Posted 8/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is ramping up to begin the first phase of a major infrastructure project and city officials met with residents of the Pleasant Acres neighborhood Tuesday evening to discuss the upcoming work.


FBI: Miss. sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

Posted 8/15/2018 in State

Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman.



Mississippi officials seek to end suit over Senate district

Posted 8/15/2018 in State

Three top Mississippi officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to create a larger black majority in one of the 52 state Senate districts.



Mississippi: 8 more West Nile virus cases: 21 so far in 2018

Posted 8/15/2018 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming eight more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the year's total to 21.



EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.



Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II.



Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.



Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.


Man charged with murder of Starkville resident

Posted 8/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect has now been charged in the death of 24-year-old Jarrel Ward of Starkville.


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