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Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Posted 12/7/2019 in National

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.



US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

Posted 12/7/2019 in National

American businesses have complained for years that they can't find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November's robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so.



US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

Posted 12/7/2019 in National

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there's a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.



Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

Posted 12/7/2019 in National

Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him "pedo guy" in an angry tweet.


County taps CivicPlus for new website

Posted 12/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was a big day for Al Quinn, probably the most important day since Quinn was hired as Lowndes County's information technology director two years ago.

Mother, grandmother charged with neglecting child who drowned

Posted 12/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 5-year-old victim referenced in indictments in a child neglect case in Lowndes County is a child who died over Labor Day weekend, authorities have confirmed.

Exhibit at MSU highlights state's role in women's suffrage movement

Posted 12/6/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Maddie Arbogast's visit to the women's suffrage exhibit on display at Mississippi State University was partly by accident, she said.


4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base

Posted 12/6/2019 in National

A shooter opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple people wounded.


CPD sets up mobile command center in business areas to deter holiday-related crime

Posted 12/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton has asked citizens not to be alarmed when Columbus Police Department parked its mobile command center in the Walmart parking lot Thursday afternoon, where it will remain for about a week before moving to Leigh Mall.


Audit: Narcotics director improperly paid for comp time

Posted 12/6/2019 in State

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy was improperly paid for working extra hours and inappropriately used a clothing allowance that should not have been available to him, the state auditor's office said in a report released Thursday.



Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

Posted 12/6/2019 in National

Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed.



Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Posted 12/6/2019 in National

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention.



GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

Posted 12/6/2019 in National

As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals.



Trump on likely impeachment: 'Do it now, fast'

Posted 12/6/2019 in National

Just get on with it.


Thunderbirds set to return for spring show

Posted 12/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over Columbus again next April.

Depleted command staff, tenured officer exits cause stability concerns for CPD

Posted 12/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 15 police officers -- including several longtime ranking officers -- have departed Columbus Police Department this year, leaving a force that sits at 55 with a dearth of command positions.

Business Moves with Mary: Military Hardware celebrates 60 years, prepares for new owner

Posted 12/5/2019 in Business

For 60 years the Perkerson family have owned and operated Military Hardware at 1002 13th St N. in Columbus, but a new family will take the helm "in the near future."


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