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Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel.


J5, Edwards accrue hefty IRS tax liens

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus project manager Jabari Edwards has accumulated more than $688,000 in federal tax liens since 2017, either personally or through one of his many business ventures.

Lowndes County declared federal disaster area in response to Feb. 23 tornado

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

President Donald Trump has declared Lowndes and six other counties in Mississippi federal disaster areas in response to a Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado and subsequent flooding, according to a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency press release issued Tuesday.

Fairview Elementary receives 5K grant for technology

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fairview Elementary students will begin next year building their understanding of computer technology from the inside-out. Literally.

Gray new Volunteer Columbus director

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Errolyn Gray has been named the new director of Volunteer Columbus for United Way of Lowndes County.

Federal lawsuit settled between Oktibbeha and ex-road worker

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A federal lawsuit against Oktibbeha County and County Road Manager Fred Hal Baggett has settled.


Officials warn of possible measles at third Hattiesburg site

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi officials say they're investigating a third site where a traveler passing through Mississippi could have infected people with measles.



Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts

Posted yesterday in National

The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history.



US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths.



Official: Most Sri Lanka bombers were highly educated

Posted yesterday in National

Many of the suicide bombers who killed more than 350 people in a series of coordinated Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were highly educated and came from well-off families, the junior defense minister said Wednesday.



Straight talk on race becoming a must for white candidates

Posted yesterday in National

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents."


Former Starkville parks director pleads guilty to defrauding state

Posted 4/23/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Starkville Parks and Recreation Director Herman Peters has pleaded guilty for his role in an embezzlement case that saw multiple former parks employees arrested in 2017 and 2018.

Man sentenced to 30 years for Camelot Apartments death

Posted 4/23/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tomas Bradford was sentenced to 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Monday for a 2016 armed robbery and deadly shooting.

Two injured after being shot in vehicle on Hwy. 82

Posted 4/23/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting that hospitalized two people.

Current pricing for lighting Caledonia soccer fields 'not feasible'

Posted 4/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the approach of the soccer season five months away, Caledonia officials met Monday evening to go over plans to light two of the four soccer fields. What they got instead was sticker shock, which may again threaten to disrupt the town's plans for the soccer season.

Photo: Testing like a boss

Posted 4/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sale Elementary fifth grade student JaeQuoyiah Mixon, 10, raps about the end-of-year state assessments at the school cafeteria Monday afternoon. Mixon rapped with Atlanta-based musician and 2009 Columbus graduate David Horton. They performed a school collaborated hype song with the lyrics: "I had to boss up for my test. I had to stomp my failure's neck." Sale Elementary held a pep rally encouraging students to BOSS the test, building on student success. Mixon is the daughter of LaQuanda Ash.


Alumna named preferred candidate for Alcorn State president

Posted 4/23/2019 in State

The College Board in Mississippi says its preferred candidate to become the next president of Alcorn State University is an experienced administrator who earned her undergraduate degree from the school.



Police: Louisiana man took Mississippi girl he met online

Posted 4/23/2019 in Area

Authorities say they will bring charges against a 24-year-old man who met a 13-year-old Mississippi girl online and then picked her up and took her to Louisiana.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 4-23-19

Posted 4/23/2019 in National



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