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Arrest report for 2-26-21

Posted 2/26/2021 in Area

In remembrance: Maranatha founder, pastor led fight for Kerr-McGee compensation, redevelopment

Posted 2/26/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steve Jamison built his legacy at Maranatha Faith Center in Columbus, the church he founded and served as pastor for 41 years. The section of Waterworks Road in front of the church bears the name: "Reverend Steven M. Jamison Way." But his broader impact in the city began not in the church, but in its parking lot, where a planned church expansion led to the discovery of creosote in the soil, confirming what people in the Memphis Town area of Northside had long suspected.

Utility companies: Brace for high bills following freezing temperatures

Posted 2/26/2021 in Area

Starkville Utilities Department has already begun sending out some bills that charge for power used during last week's freezing temperatures, and Director Terry Kemp said customers may be surprised by how high some of those charges are.

Mississippi House kills proposal for gas tax election

Posted 2/26/2021 in State

The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.

 

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

Posted 2/26/2021 in State

The sunshine is back, and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their residents.

 

 

Moss Point mayor resigns after pleading guilty

Posted 2/26/2021 in State

A Mississippi mayor resigned Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiring to defraud the federal government.

 

 

COVID bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Senate Democratic aides said.

 

 

Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't providing sufficient protection from the coronavirus would qualify for jobless aid under a directive the Labor Department issued Thursday.

 

 

Conservative gathering to feature Trump's false fraud claims

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump's desire to remain the leader of the Republican Party -- and as a forum to fan his false claim that he lost the November election only because of widespread voter fraud.

 

 

Biden nominates 3 to postal service board as delays persist

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three postal experts to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service, a move that could alter the course of an agency grappling with delivery delays and rumored cuts under its embattled Republican leader.

 

 

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

 

 

'Who is at fault?' Investigation into Texas blackout begins

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The catastrophic Texas blackout was a wider failure than the state's power grid, which teetered on the brink of an even bigger collapse during a freeze that knocked out electricity to 4 million customers, energy executives said Thursday.

 

 

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.

 

 

4 Mississippi hunters fined $48,000 for Kansas violations

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

Four men from Mississippi have been banned from hunting anywhere in the world and fined a total of $48,000 for violating wildlife laws in Kansas.

 

 

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

 

 

Chief: Police heeded Capitol attack warnings but overwhelmed

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

Lawmakers pressed the acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Thursday to explain why the force wasn't prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists even though officials had compiled specific, compelling intelligence that extremists were likely to attack Congress and try to halt the certification of Donald Trump's election loss.

 

 

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patience

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year's general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient.

 

 

US jobless claims at 730K, still high but fewest in 3 months

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have eased, though applications for aid remain at a historically high level.

 

 

New York woman loses job, leads pantry feeding thousands

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

While dozens of New Yorkers lined up outside in the rain, shopping carts at the ready as they waited for free food, Sofia Moncayo led her team in prayer.

 

CLW forms search committee to find new director

Posted 2/25/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board of directors has formed a committee to conduct a national search for a new executive director following the death of Todd Gale.

 

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