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'Bring the Golden Egg back to its rightful resting place': Revisiting Mississippi State's 1936 win over Ole Miss

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a rivalry marred by absurd endings, Saturday brings the latest chapter of the annual Battle for the Golden Egg.

Area hospitals see spike in COVID cases, have not reached ICU capacity

Posted earlier today in Area

COVID-19 cases in the four Golden Triangle counties continue to increase as the holiday season begins and local hospitals continue to manage several symptomatic patients per day.


Trump says he'll leave if Electoral College seats Biden

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory -- even as he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake" -- as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that "massive fraud" and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat.



Congress braces for Biden's national coronavirus strategy

Posted earlier today in National

Congress is bracing for President-elect Joe Biden to move beyond the Trump administration's state-by-state approach to the COVID-19 crisis and build out a national strategy to fight the pandemic and distribute the eventual vaccine.



Mississippi hospitals using antibody therapy to help fight virus

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi hospitals are administering a new antibody therapy to coronavirus patients in hopes that it will improve outcomes and limit hospitalizations as new cases of coronavirus are on the rise.



City of Jackson officially approves flying of new state flag

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi's capital is the latest place where officials have decided to fly the new state flag ahead of legislative approval in January.



Several Mississippi musicians garner Grammy nominations

Posted earlier today in State

Several prominent Mississippi blues and rock artists have received Grammy nominations.



High court blocks NY virus limits on houses of worship

Posted earlier today in National

With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.


Pandemic brings uncertainty, hope for brick-and-mortar stores

Posted 11/25/2020 in Area

By early November, Gloria Herriott had decorated 20 Christmas trees in her store. Wreaths hang from the archway and the blue walls inside Hollyhocks Gift Shop, a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Columbus that Herriott has owned for 23 years. Santa Claus dolls sit atop a shelf next to the window.

A guide to thrift store shopping

Posted 11/25/2020 in Area

In the holiday shopping season, consumers tend to flock to popular retail stores like Wal-Mart, Belk and also use online ordering from services like Amazon. There are also other local options in the Golden Triangle: thrift stores.

What are you thankful for?

Posted 11/25/2020 in Area

It's been a difficult year for millions of Americans -- a pandemic that has infected 12 million Americans and killed a quarter-million, ugly incidents of racial injustice, and a bitterly contested presidential election. Yet today, Americans pause for a moment to recognize our blessings and good fortune and express our hopes for the future on this Thanksgiving Day. We asked Golden Triangle residents what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Business Moves with Mary: Golden Triangle buzzing with Black Friday deals

Posted 11/25/2020 in Business

It's that time of the year again. Time to shop till you drop and make sure your wallet doesn't pop. Black Friday deals and specials abound in the Golden Triangle this year as we're on the cusp of the Christmas season.

Mother of Jamel Banks urges justice on son's death anniversary

Posted 11/25/2020 in Area

At the mention of her son Wednesday morning, Willie Mae Spraggins broke into tears, her voice shaky.

CPD looking for Malco burglary suspect

Posted 11/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man who allegedly burglarized the Malco Theatre on Highway 45 North on Oct. 30.


Biden to deliver Thanksgiving address seeking unity

Posted 11/25/2020 in National

President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver a Thanksgiving address to the nation seeking to unify Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as experts warn of a possible spike in cases resulting from the holiday.



Keep the mask: A vaccine won't end the US crisis right away

Posted 11/25/2020 in National

Don't even think of putting the mask away anytime soon.



17 inmates positive for coronavirus at Mississippi prison

Posted 11/25/2020 in State

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is testing 500 inmates at a south Mississippi prison after a coronavirus outbreak, officials said.



Money promised to combat US overdose crisis sits unused

Posted 11/25/2020 in National

When it filed for bankruptcy last year, Purdue Pharma agreed to an innovative plan: It would make $200 million available immediately to help those harmed by its signature painkiller, OxyContin, and ease the effects of the opioid crisis.



Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online

Posted 11/25/2020 in National

RadioShack, a fixture at the mall for decades, has been pulled from brink of death, again.



Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

Posted 11/25/2020 in National

As nurse Teri Wheat made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time understanding the new mothers who were wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic.



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