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Suspect arrested in slaying of east Miss. family of 4

Posted yesterday in State

Authorities have charged one person in the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old boy and his mother, grandmother and aunt at their home in eastern Mississippi.



Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Posted yesterday in National

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation -- including people simply arrested for traffic violations -- under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.



No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Miss. flag

Posted yesterday in State

The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem.



Bill with cigarette and gas tax provisions killed

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi House leader reversed course Tuesday and blocked a bill that could have led to higher gasoline and cigarette taxes.



Senate bill would cut property taxes for more industries

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi senators want more industrial projects to qualify for property tax breaks.



Miss. governor orders another round of budget cuts

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is making the third round of spending cuts since the budget year started in July, and the fifth round in the past 14 months.


Council reappoints Spears to CMSD board

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted 6-0 to reappoint Jason Spears to a five-year the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

Sales tax figures mixed in region

Posted yesterday in Area

Sales tax collections in the Golden Triangle are a mixed bag so far in the 2016-17 fiscal year.

New program aims to prevent dropping out of school

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

For all of the well-documented struggles facing K-12 education in Mississippi, one area where the state has made significant progress is high school dropout rates.

Starkville aldermen appoint longtime volunteer to school board

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman twice cast tie-breaking votes Tuesday that ultimately decided who would become the newest member of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board.


Tupelo Comic Con set for April; organizers seek volunteers

Posted yesterday in State

Organizers of the 2017 Tupelo Comic Con are looking for a few good volunteers.



'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Posted yesterday in National

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis.



Trump denounces anti-Semitism in forceful condemnation

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully.



Historian with expert predictions ponders Trump impeachment

Posted yesterday in National

A college professor who has successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984, including Donald Trump's upset victory last year, is working on a book based on a possible future plot twist: Trump's removal from office.



SOCSD board picks 3 finalists for superintendent

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three men are in the running to lead the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District after Superintendent Lewis Holloway retires this summer.


Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point veterinarian's analysis of a bald eagle found dead in Columbus Monday raises questions about how the bird died.

Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been more than two years since Mike Hainsey approached local governments to put together an incentive package to help bring westbound air service to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

No one charged after child left alone at hotel

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Neither Columbus police nor the Mississippi Department of Human Services plan to press charges against two adults who left a 6-year-old child unattended Monday at a Columbus hotel.

Mayoral candidate applies for CMSD school board

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mayoral candidate has applied for a seat on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, raising questions of what might happen if an individual secures both positions.

Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts

Posted 2/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved service agreements with legal firm Butler Snow and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell Monday as the board moves closer to exploring a possible OCH Regional Medical Center transaction.


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