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Filling the summer food gap: Columbus, Starkville to offer free meals to children throughout summer

Posted yesterday in Area

In Mississippi, one-in-four children struggle with food insecurity. According to, that's nearly 165,000 children in Mississippi that may not know where their next meal will come from.

Keeping the meaning of Memorial Day: Local VFW, American Legion to place 800-plus flags by weekend

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of all cities, towns and villages in the United States, Columbus and Lowndes County should recognize the meaning of Memorial Day.

Vaughn blasts annexation plan as racially motivated

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Henry Vaughn had some grievances to air at the beginning of Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting. Vaughn, who represents Ward 7, opened the aldermen comment period at the start of the meeting by blasting a series of initiatives the city has undertaken, from its annexation plan to efforts to build a new park.

City to pay for Columbus-Lowndes Airport consultant

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen voted 5-1 to enter an agreement with Lowndes County to pay a consultant to the Columbus-Lowndes Airport board despite ongoing concerns about the city's finances.


Report: Mississippi lawmaker punched wife in face over sex

Posted yesterday in State

A south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex, according to a police report in the case.



Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

Posted yesterday in State

A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.



Clarksdale mayor says he'll personally pay for criminals to leave town

Posted yesterday in State

The mayor of one Mississippi Delta city says he's willing to spend up to $10,000 of his own money to pay criminals to move out of town.



Officials to tackle thorny issue of infrastructure funding

Posted yesterday in National

Reality has set in during the three weeks since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband.



More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

Posted yesterday in National

More Democrats are calling -- and more loudly -- for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.


Winning: Love of baseball drives success for MSU head coach Chris Lemonis

Posted 5/21/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State head coach Chris Lemonis is quietly competitive. Never one to get too high or too low, he almost gives off an aloof vibe at times.

Area YTD sales tax collections up across Golden Triangle

Posted 5/21/2019 in Area

Fiscal year-to-date sales tax collections are up across the Golden Triangle, despite a dip in revenue for the month in Columbus.

Lowndes County begins summer work program

Posted 5/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve high school and college students began working on the Lowndes County Road Department Monday as part of a 12-week summer work program.

County continues seeking easements for Blackjack Road project

Posted 5/21/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is moving along in discussions with several property owners to acquire needed easements to begin a road improvement project along Blackjack Road.


Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court

Posted 5/21/2019 in State

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier.



Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

Posted 5/21/2019 in National

A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities said.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 5-21-19

Posted 5/21/2019 in National



Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems

Posted 5/21/2019 in National

Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket." Pete Buttigieg used Fox News' own air to criticize two of its most popular personalities.



In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

Posted 5/21/2019 in National

President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate.



Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

Posted 5/21/2019 in National

A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed.



Tennessee: Man in church shooting aimed to kill 10 white people

Posted 5/21/2019 in National

A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina.



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