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Starkville may consider swap to garbage bins

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville may consider switching from providing garbage bags to residents in favor of 96-gallon tip carts after Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Calvin Ware and Mayor Lynn Spruill floated the idea during a Board of Aldermen work session on Friday.

MSU to cut concession prices 25-60 percent at this season's sporting events

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Mississippi State fans attend games this year, they'll notice a dramatic change in what they pay for things like sodas, hot dogs and nachos.

Columbus Marble Works designs memorial for Marine plane crash victims

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mark Cowart stood among more than 1,000 people in Itta Bena Saturday for the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to 16 military personnel who died in a plane crash in Leflore County a year ago.


Mississippi updating voter registration deadline for runoffs

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi is updating a voter registration deadline to meet a requirement of a 1993 federal law, giving people a bit more time to register so they can vote in runoff elections for federal offices.



Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

Posted yesterday in National

Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually -- a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.



Papa John's starts pulling founder's image from marketing

Posted yesterday in National

Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as a spokesman in logos and TV ads, has begun pulling his image from its marketing and pledged to assess its diversity practices in response to his use of a racial slur.



Official: No signs Russia targeting this year's midterms

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.



12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

Posted yesterday in National

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.



Higher education commissioner plans 13-stop listening tour

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi's new commissioner of higher education plans a listening tour to meet with students, faculty, staff and others.



Hyde-Smith collects $1.6M; McDaniel unveils list of policies

Posted yesterday in State

The same day an appointed U.S. senator in Mississippi said she has raised more than $1.6 million in campaign cash, one of her opponents released a list of policy positions.



Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

Posted yesterday in National

Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are searching for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their constitutions and laws.



Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable.



Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

Posted yesterday in National

Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts, blaming his predecessor for Russian election meddling and lashing out at the free press from foreign soil.



Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

Posted yesterday in National

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border.



Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel

Posted yesterday in National

The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said Friday.



Despite some wobbles, stocks end the week with more gains

Posted yesterday in National

Stocks wrapped up another solid week Friday as industrial and energy companies ticked higher, but corporate earnings got off to a sluggish start as reports from several major U.S. banks failed to excite investors.


Couple arrested after allegedly going on shopping spree with friend's debit card

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens couple is accused of going on a spending spree to Walmart with someone else's credit card after stealing the victim's car.

As officials push public housing relocation for Pecan Acres, residents seek answers

Posted 7/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Citizens pressed Starkville Housing Authority officials during a Thursday evening forum for details about a proposed land swap development that could see the public housing complex relocated.

County: Columbus owes $74K after parks split

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than nine months after Columbus and Lowndes County ended their joint parks and recreation operations, the two entities still haven't settled all the terms of the divorce.


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