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Board approves $22 million in revenue bonds for Starkville Utilities

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville board of Aldermen on Tuesday authorized Starkville Utilities Department to issue up to $22 million in revenue bonds to fund major electric and water system projects.


Unity Park Committee seeks nominations for new honorees

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Unity Park Advisory Committee has started the nomination process for 2019 Unity Park honorees.



Withdraw Kavanaugh nomination? 'Ridiculous,' says Trump

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump sided with his embattled Supreme Court nominee, defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual assault as the White House walked a fine line in addressing accusations that revived memories of the president's own #MeToo moments.



Hyde-Smith questions timing of allegation against Kavanaugh

Posted yesterday in State

A Republican U.S. senator who's seeking re-election in Mississippi says she questions the timing of a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.



North Carolina governor pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

Posted yesterday in National

With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.



Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

Posted yesterday in National

The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.



Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed.



Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals.



ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Posted yesterday in National

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.


Citizen-led change: Lowndes Community Foundation organizes task forces to combat key challenges locally

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Building a better community, according to Matt Bogue, starts with supplying nails to the people with hammers.

Logan: Parks and recreation an economic driver for Starkville

Posted 9/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation Director Gerry Logan sees his department's role as being about more than just cutting grass to keep the parks looking nice.

Longview Road work to start in spring

Posted 9/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The long-delayed Longview Road paving project is a step closer to becoming reality after county supervisors approved a board order for it Monday evening.


One dead in fatal county fire

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One person has died following a fire at a mobile home Monday afternoon.


Lowndes investigates weekend apartment shooting

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are investigating a weekend shooting at Applewood Apartments on Yorkville Road.

Woman treated for internal injuries after being hit by ATV

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One woman was hospitalized and a man jailed after he allegedly intentionally hit her with an all-terrain vehicle over the weekend.


Protesters removed from Mississippi budget hearing

Posted 9/18/2018 in State

About a half-dozen protesters disrupted a state budget hearing Monday by unfurling a banner accusing the Mississippi Department of Corrections of killing inmates.



Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge's endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between him and his accuser.



Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father's nominee for the Supreme Court.



What's happening: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area.



Police: Border Patrol agent targeted victims for vulnerability

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.



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