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Remembering Beverly Norris: The 'princess' of Columbus art

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dale Robertson said Beverly Norris has been encouraging him as a musician since he was a teenager.

Getting stolen firearms off the street: Area law enforcement agencies promote prevention, up enforcement efforts to crack down on people obtaining firearms illegally

Posted yesterday in Area

A man walks through a neighborhood or parking lot, tugging on vehicle door handles until he finds one unlocked. When he opens the door, there's a handgun in plain view on the passenger seat. The burglar takes it, along with some other unsecured valuables, and leaves the area.

Aldermen to consider TIF for retail center on Highway 12

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will vote Tuesday on a tax increment finance plan for a retail shopping center development project at the intersection of Highway 12 and Industrial Park Road.


'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

Posted yesterday in National

Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president?



O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Posted yesterday in State

Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people -- kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on President Donald Trump's damaging policies.



Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate.



Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Posted yesterday in National

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.



Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020

Posted yesterday in National

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote.



US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Posted yesterday in National

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August.



Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Posted yesterday in National

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.



'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Posted yesterday in National

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer.


Alabama man arrested after high-speed chase from Lowndes to Pickens counties

Posted 8/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A police chase from eastern Lowndes County into Alabama involving speeds of up to 90 mph and a deputy firing shots ended with an Ethelsville, Alabama man in custody Wednesday night.

Lowndes man killed during apparent struggle over weapon with son

Posted 8/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man has died after he was shot during what authorities described as a struggle over a weapon during a domestic dispute Thursday night.

Fiber internet coming to Lowndes County

Posted 8/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

C Spire is slated to bring gigabit internet to homeowners and businesses throughout Lowndes County. Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its franchise agreement with C Spire during its regular meeting Thursday morning in an effort to increase high-speed internet access to rural areas.

Backpack food programs preparing for new school year

Posted 8/16/2019 in Area

The other students aren't aware of the change in their classmates, but the teachers and counselors are. Children in need of food over the weekends at the Franklin Academy Elementary school in Columbus and in pre-K through eighth grade throughout Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District get bags with four meals in their backpacks on Fridays during the school year, thanks to ministry programs with the First United Methodist churches in Columbus and Starkville.


Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Posted 8/16/2019 in State

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state's poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants.



Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.



AP Analysis: Trump uses Israel to fuel partisan fires

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

President Donald Trump's encouragement and support of Israel's decision to ban two Democratic lawmakers may play well to his political base, but it could endanger the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship in the longer term.



Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations.



Source confirmed in Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel.



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