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'History in No Time': Georgia businessman pens book to combat fading history education

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Randolph Russell did not come to the Columbus Rotary Club empty-handed Tuesday. The Georgia businessman and musician brought with him two boxes of his self-published book and a saxophone.

Columbus teen dies in Clay County wreck

Posted earlier today in Area

A Columbus teenager and West Point High School student has died following a car accident in Clay County Tuesday evening.

SOCSD invites parents to Thanksgiving: More than 1,800 adult guests expected to eat with students today

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Before students were served their lunches on Tuesday, the Henderson Ward Stewart cafeteria staff was still busy putting the final touches on today's menu. The 12-person team stacked trays of pecan pies, hot dinner rolls, gravy and cranberry sauce for the busiest meal of the year.

Faver, Turner ramp up campaigns for judge runoff

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Lee Ann Turner, the wait to see if she would advance to a runoff in a tightly contested chancery judge race was "certainly not a fun process."

Acclaimed organist to perform Fitzner concert Sunday

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Martha Claire Kennedy Fitzner Concert Series returns Sunday to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus with a performance by award-winning organist Joby Bell of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Boone, North Carolina.


Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Posted earlier today in State

National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans.



Forecasters: South is in for wintry mix this week

Posted earlier today in National

Forecasters are warning that snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely Wednesday and Thursday across parts of the South.



Mississippi study examines if marijuana can cut seizures

Posted earlier today in State

A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi.



Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Posted earlier today in National

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids.



Appointment of acting attorney general challenged in court

Posted earlier today in National

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department's own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job.



State, coroner blame each other on Mississippi autopsy delay

Posted earlier today in State

A Mississippi coroner and the state's crime lab are blaming each other for delays in completing an autopsy report in a year-old murder case.


Affidavit: Catholic priest covered up HIV diagnosis, misused donations

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville priest is in the crosshairs of a federal investigation into allegations of fraud and has been removed from duty at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

City faces lawsuit from bystander injured in officer-involved shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman shot as a bystander in an officer-involved shooting in Columbus a year ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the officer she says shot her.

Russian-roulette-style game claims New Hope man's life

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old man has died after he and several others were apparently playing a Russian roulette-style game over the weekend.

Waverley Mansion has potential buyer

Posted yesterday in Area

Although details are few, it appears historic Waverley Mansion may soon have a new owner.


Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

Posted yesterday in National

Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power.



Dead in cars and homes: N. California fire toll at 42

Posted yesterday in National

The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.



CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

Posted yesterday in National

CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned.



Church to name Alabama, Mississippi clergy accused of abuse

Posted yesterday in State

Roman Catholic church offices in Alabama and Mississippi will publicly release the names of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors over decades, church leaders said.



'Public hanging' remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

Posted yesterday in State

A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a "public hanging" is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state's history of lynching and boosting Democrats' hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South.



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