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Oktibbeha office space situation getting tight

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is facing a growing need for more office space as discussions of purchasing a new building on Lynn Lane continue to drag out.

Hamilton man arrested for carjacking

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a car in Lowndes County last week.

Planning Commission delays discussion on North Haven Woods assisted living facility

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Planning Commission tabled discussion Monday on whether to permit an assistant living facility to operate in the North Haven Woods subdivision.

Columbus-Lowndes Airport searches for new operator after the last one stalls

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just about every weekend, Randy Gray gives flying lessons from the Columbus-Lowndes Airport on Fabritech Road near Highway 69.

Tagert: New funding sources for MDOT can't be only funding increases state provides

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert said recent efforts to improve the state's road infrastructure are important steps -- but they can't be the only ones.

Absentee voting underway for runoffs

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A much-abbreviated absentee voting period has started for the Nov. 27 runoff election, which will decide a U.S. Senate seat and two chancery court judge positions.

 

Only debate set for Mississippi's hard-fought US Senate race

Posted about 1 hour ago in State

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger, Mike Espy, meet for their only debate Tuesday night in a contest where the incumbent's verbal gaffes have dredged up strong emotions about Mississippi's history of racial violence.

 

 

Leading Mississippi lawmaker won't be convicted of DUI

Posted about 1 hour ago in State

The second-ranking member of Mississippi's House of Representatives pleaded no contest to drunk-driving charges Monday but won't be convicted under a diversion program for first-time offenders.

 

 

Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner.

 

 

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's AG appointment

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.

 

 

White House to restore Acosta's pass, with a warning

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

The Trump administration on Monday abruptly dropped its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, but warned he could have his credentials pulled again if he doesn't follow guidelines governing journalists' behavior.

 

Surrendering animals: A pet owner's last resort

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a typical busy Wednesday at Best Friends Animal Hospital, which is probably why the veterinary staff was unaware of what was happening in its parking lot on Highway 45 in Columbus. About 10:30 that morning, a woman pulled into the parking lot close to the building's south wall and tied a dog up to a metal bracket on the building.

Man killed in weekend hit-and-run on Hwy 373

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are still looking for a suspect in a Saturday hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

LCSD Career Tech students do mock interviews with real employers

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Thomas Harper, 16, prepared for school Thursday morning, he dressed in a blue blazer ready for his first interview.

 

Espy seeks women's support; Trump to rally for Hyde Smith

Posted yesterday in State

For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff for the state's women.

 

 

Analysis: Lawmakers must decide on public defense overhaul

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi's Public Defender Task Force is gone. How the Legislature reacts next year to the task force's final report will determine whether it's forgotten.

 

 

Woman gets 20-year sentence for infant son's hot car death

Posted yesterday in State

Prosecutors say a Mississippi woman was on a days-long drug binge when her baby died after she left him in a hot car.

 

 

Will Kelly stay or won't he? Trump praises, criticizes aide

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration.

 

 

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

Posted yesterday in National

As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.

 

 

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

Posted yesterday in National

There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

 

 

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