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Starkville sees uptick in structures considered for condemning

Posted 10/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mikel Franklin spent much of his childhood in the house on North Long Street that will likely be demolished soon. Franklin's mother died in 2000, and two of his brothers each lived in the house until about five years ago. Pieces of the roof have fallen off, windows are broken and the yard is overgrown.


Trump to visit Mississippi days before statewide election

Posted 10/19/2019 in State

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will appear in Mississippi to rally Republicans days before statewide elections.



Ole Miss foundation to pay $500,000 of new leader's salary

Posted 10/19/2019 in State

Campus groups continue to express unhappiness Friday with how trustees chose Glenn Boyce as the new chancellor of the University of Mississippi, seeking to thread a needle by not attacking Boyce himself.


Leigh Mall auctioned for $3.5 million

Posted 10/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A winning bid of $3.5 million purchased Leigh Mall through an online auction that ended Thursday afternoon.

SDI's third galvanizing line on pace for mid-2020 completion

Posted 10/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County District 3 Supervisor John Holliman, outfitted in a bright orange safety coat, hardhat and safety goggles, paused for a moment, looked up at the skeleton of steel girders high above and said to no one in particular: "It's really amazing what they've done out here."

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Oak Hill Academy rallies behind teacher during her treatment

Posted 10/18/2019 in Area

When Katie Ballard had to schedule a follow-up appointment after a routine mammogram in July 2018, she thought there must have been something wrong with the machine.


Met by protest, Ole Miss leader says he respects free speech

Posted 10/18/2019 in State

The University of Mississippi's new leader said Thursday that he respects the "free expression" of students and faculty who continue protesting the way a state board shortened its own search process in hiring him.



Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations.



US picks Trump resort for G-7; critics call choice 'brazen'

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

President Donald Trump's suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year's Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him using the power of his office to boost his business empire.



Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will strike the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with high wind and heavy rains, forecasters said Thursday.



White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.



Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.



Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps.



Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on

Posted 10/18/2019 in National

A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks.


Free concerts to headline Caledonia Days

Posted 10/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Caledonia Days kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with the first of three free concerts, Nikki Brock will see the event from a new perspective.

Area cities have stake in Ohio opioid trial

Posted 10/17/2019 in Area

Next week, Columbus attorney Corky Smith -- along with thousands of other lawyers across the country -- will be keeping a close eye on opiate litigation that begins in federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.


Oktoberfest to be held on W's campus Friday

Posted 10/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will host its 40th Oktoberfest for students and the Columbus community.


SOCSD discussing on-site health clinic with OCH

Posted 10/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The transition from summer to autumn brings with it a crop of illnesses in schools, from sinus infections to strep throat.


Building permits for 10-17-19

Posted 10/17/2019 in Business



Mississippi candidates swap accusations of favors for donors

Posted 10/17/2019 in State

The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor on Wednesday accused each other of doing political favors for campaign donors.



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