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Cultural Heritage Foundation board shuts down talks with new preservation society

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation board of directors abruptly ended public discussions with members of the Preservation Society of Columbus on the future operational control of the Columbus Pilgrimage during a meeting at the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau office Monday.

Starkville seeks to legally protect restaurants that allow dogs on patios

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Julie and Matt Capella take their beagles, Frances and Jasmine, everywhere and never leave them at home. "We pick restaurants where we can eat with our dogs outside," Julie Capella said. "That's our criteria."

Oktibbeha supes: Rails-to-Trails proposal needs further discussion

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County leaders expressed concerns at Monday's board of supervisors meeting about lost tax revenue if the potential conversion of the railroad that bisects Starkville and Oktibbeha County into a walking and biking trail becomes a reality.


Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 10-22-19

Posted earlier today in National



$260M deal averts first federal trial on opioid crisis

Posted earlier today in National

The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.



Trump urges GOP to 'get tougher and fight' impeachment

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans on Monday to "get tougher and fight" against the quickly moving House impeachment inquiry as Democrats blocked a GOP bid to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a leader of the impeachment inquiry.



'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaotic

Posted earlier today in National

The crowd hurled potatoes that thudded on the sides of the hulking U.S. armored vehicles. "What happened to Americans?" one man shouted in English up at the sole U.S. soldier visible on the back of a vehicle. The soldier stared silently straight ahead, away from the show of fury.



Central Park to get first statue honoring women

Posted earlier today in National

Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman.



Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

Posted earlier today in National

Former President Jimmy Carter is in the hospital again after falling and fracturing his pelvis Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia.


Man injured in shooting near Starkville Cook Out restaurant

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man is in stable condition after being shot near Cook Out restaurant on Highway 12 early Sunday morning.

Dancing with fire: Danny Blackman comes back from brink to find place as fire performer, exotic cat caretaker

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "flow zone" is a mental state where nothing matters except what you're doing right then. "Every breath and movement is in sync and you're just dancing," Danny Blackman explained. "You feel everything you're doing, and it just feels right."


Analysis: Republicans show unity, but only some Democrats do

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Republican candidates are at least making noises about supporting each other for statewide offices this year. Most Democrats, however, are not campaigning as a unified ticket.


Arrest report for 10-21-19

Posted yesterday in Area


Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

Posted yesterday in National

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the state of Louisiana's request that it toss out a lawsuit challenging a broad array of Louisiana abortion regulations.



New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

Posted yesterday in State

A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized.



Companies reach tentative deal to settle opioids lawsuit

Posted yesterday in National

The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday, according to a lead lawyer for the local governments suing the drug industry.



Leaning cranes toppled at partly collapsed New Orleans hotel

Posted yesterday in National

Thundering explosions toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, in what city officials hailed as a success and said efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies still inside the ruined building.


Starkville teen faces attempted murder charge for Sandhill Arms shooting

Posted 10/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville teen is in custody for shooting an adult female twice with a .45-caliber handgun Friday morning while she slept, according to the arrest affidavit.

Businesses affected by winter flooding still seeking help

Posted 10/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Carl Froshour's property where Spurlock Road meets the Tombigbee River south of Columbus was inundated with 18 feet of floodwater in February, the waters receded within a week. The after-effects did not.

Area residents embrace 'spooky' time of year

Posted 10/19/2019 in Area

Jody Denney and Cameron Herring have an extra visitor at their home on Shiloh Drive for Halloween. In fact, they have several, since the yard is decorative skeletons, spider webs stretched across hedges and a large green spider in the middle of the lawn, but the 20-foot spider stretched across the roof -- christened "Big Bertha" -- is definitely the attention-grabber.


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