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

Posted earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

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


Lowndes investigates weekend apartment shooting

Posted earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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.



2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

Posted earlier today in National

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.



Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.



Mississippi reaches 33 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted earlier today in State

Two central Mississippi counties are reporting new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 33 so far this year.



US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

Posted earlier today in National

The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones.


Lt. Governor at MSU summit: Data crucial for state's growth

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, data is an invaluable tool for helping the state grow. Reeves delivered a keynote address on Friday at Mississippi State University's third annual data summit. The summit, held at The Mill at MSU and hosted by the university's National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, focused on how the state can use data to move forward.

18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old was arrested for a hit-and-run that sent one man to the hospital Thursday night.


Legislative transparency a matter of perspective

Posted yesterday in State

A Republican leader of the Mississippi House says the Legislature operates more transparently now than ever. But a longtime Democratic senator says the Legislature falls short of even its own past practices of conducting public business out in the open.


Nora Miller appointed president at MUW

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday was supposed to be the first of several "listening sessions" held on the Mississippi University for Women campus during its process to find a successor to Jim Borsig, who retired as the university's president in June.

County raises property tax rate by 2 mills

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "perfect storm" of bad circumstances necessitated Lowndes County hike property tax rates for residents next year, County Administrator Ralph Billingsley said Friday.


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