Monday Profile: 4-County lineman braves icy roads, works long hours during winter storm

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Harris' job as a journeyman lineman for 4-County Electric Power Association is pretty simple, to hear him tell it. "Basically, it's just maintaining lines, setting poles, keeping the lights on," he said. He might get five or so "trouble calls" a day -- anything from a fallen limb knocking down a powerline to a squirrel or bird getting too friendly with a transformer. But none of the week of Valentine's Day was "normal" for Harris and his colleagues at the rural utility.

Four injured in Saturday shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a shooting that injured four people in South Columbus Saturday afternoon. The victims were all in a vehicle when they were shot on the 1200 block of Seventh Street South at 4:40 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.

Partnership reflects on unconventional year at virtual awards ceremony

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Starkville's community development organization, hosted its 20th-anniversary award ceremony virtually Thursday morning. Typically an in-person banquet, the Partnership held this pre-recorded event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the community safe, said Paige Watson, Partnership special events and projects coordinator.

Analysis: Mississippi leaders try big, quick tax changes

Posted yesterday in State

When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi's education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.



Misery lingers for many without water in Mississippi capital

Historians oppose bill to change Archives and History board nominations

Man sentenced in shooting that partially paralyzed Madison deputy

Mississippi center receives grant for work preserving Emmett Till legacy

Tommy Gentry stands in the Army Surplus store in Crawford leaning against two original mantel pieces from an old railroad section house. He is trying to renovate the house, built around 1880, where section managers for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad once lived.

In Crawford, a 140-year-old railway section house sees glimmer of new life

Arborists: Care needed in keeping trees healthy after ice storm damage

Market Street rescheduled for September due to COVID

CPD seeks help in Military Road gunfire exchange

Arrest report for 2-26-21

In remembrance: Maranatha founder, pastor led fight for Kerr-McGee compensation, redevelopment



Utility companies: Brace for high bills following freezing temperatures

Mississippi House kills proposal for gas tax election

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

Moss Point mayor resigns after pleading guilty

CLW forms search committee to find new director

Starkville Strong keeps building awareness, members through volunteer service

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West Lowndes senior Averi Sanders (2) makes a layup during the second quarter of Monday's MHSAA Class 1A semifinal against Biggersville at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. Sanders had 12 points, including the game-sealing layup off a steal in the final seconds, as the Panthers beat the Lions 44-40.

Experience proves crucial for West Lowndes in semifinal win over Biggersville

West Lowndes girls hold off Biggersville in MHSAA Class 1A semifinal

Mississippi State-Southern Miss baseball game postponed to Wednesday due to weather

Recapping Mississippi State softball's weekend at Lone Star State Invitational

Former Noxubee County, Mississippi State star Jeffery Simmons gives back in Macon

Mississippi State women end regular season with blowout loss to Missouri

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Possumhaw: One transition to the next

Wyatt Emmerich: Positive news for Mississippi commodities

James Finck: Congressional freedom of speech

Partial to Home: Remembering the Beatles

Roses and thorns: 2/28/21

Voice of the people: David M. Chism

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At left, Zephaniah Gore, 15, helps Justin Jackson, 9, with after-school study at the Boys & Girls Club Columbus unit Thursday. Gore, a Columbus High sophomore, has been selected to represent the Golden Triangle clubs as Youth of the Year. He will advance to state competition March 25. His parents are Ronald and Keldja Gore. Justin's parents are Justine and Christine Jackson.

To lead, to succeed: Youth of the Year program inspires kids to step up and lead

Fifth annual International Music by Women Festival will be virtual

Shackouls Honors College takes 'Twisted Tales of Poe' to radio

Quick Bites welcome spring

In the garden with Felder: Composting can be fuss-free

Community Calendar for the week of February 28, 2021

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Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

AP sources: Feds pinpoint suspect in Capitol officer's riot death

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

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