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SPD arrests former parks and recreation director, contractors

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested three suspects with ties to the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department for embezzlement Thursday afternoon, including former director Herman Peters.

Walmart shooting suspect charged with aggravated assault

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Kosciusko man arrested for a fatal shooting at Walmart in west Starkville on Saturday is now also facing an aggravated assault charge.

CMSD board chooses superintendent search firm

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to hire the Clinton-based Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct the district's next superintendent search.


Caledonia students return to school mourning two of their own

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his 41 years at Caledonia Elementary School, Principal Roger Hill has had his share of days when he dreaded going to school.


Fire destroys Artesia home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A morning fire Thursday destroyed a house at 20 Ellis Loop in Artesia. None of the house's six residents are injured, as no one was home when the fire started.

Roundabout, crosswalk concept proposed for Main St. intersection

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has adopted a modified plan for downtown improvements to pedestrian accessibility and traffic flow.

Dealing with Devin: Old 82 reopening in downtown Columbus

Posted yesterday in Business

Old 82 Restaurant in downtown Columbus is reopening as Old 82 Restaurant and Steakhouse, Columbus Main Street Director Barbara Bigelow confirmed.

County looking to contract with lobbying firm

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is looking into a contract with a Jackson-based consulting and lobbying firm in the hopes of securing a stronger voice to seek state and federal funding.


Building permits 1-18-18

Posted yesterday in Business



Mississippi House advances new public school funding formula

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi House members chose Republicans vision of practicality and transparency in education funding Wednesday over Democrats' aims for more money and more equitable treatment of poor students.



At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

Posted yesterday in Area

Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather.



Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

Posted yesterday in National

Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown.



Travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

Posted yesterday in National

Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over a long-term decline in international tourism to the U.S. and said they want to work with the Trump administration to reverse the trend.



Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Posted yesterday in National

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.



Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

Posted yesterday in National

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins.



Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.



Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

Posted yesterday in National

Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.



Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia.



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