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Oktibbeha County moves ahead with bridge repair projects

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Work will soon begin to repair two Oktibbeha County bridges that have been closed since late 2018. Supervisors approved bids, totaling about $320,000, to repair bridges on Mt. Olive and Self Creek roads.

MUW confirms on-campus shooting was self-inflicted

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have confirmed a Jan. 4 shooting on the Mississippi University for Women campus was intentionally self-inflicted, according to information the university released this morning.

Suspect charged with capital murder for Artesia killings

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Oktibbeha County man has been arrested for the murder of three people in Artesia Tuesday afternoon.

Artesia residents lean on each other to cope with triple homicide

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sitting in the front yard of her Artesia home Wednesday, Latecia Shelton was keeping one eye on her two of her three children as they drove a toy truck around the yard. Just down the street from her residence, crime scene tape still fluttered in the wind where it was blocking off 23 Mobile Dr. -- the scene of a grisly triple murder the day before.

Golden Triangle gears up for day of service

Posted yesterday in Area

When Taquanda Walker Turner started volunteering, she always had her children by her side. This Monday at 9 a.m., Turner will have her two sons, Tyzir and Tristen Turner, and daughter, Taraya Walker, helping load teachers' vehicles with school supplies.

Business Moves with Mary: New restaurant opening in old Pizza Hut building

Posted yesterday in Business

After nine months of extensive renovations, a new coffee house served its first cup of coffee on Monday in the old Pizza Hut building on Highway 45.


Building permits for 1-17-19

Posted yesterday in Business



Republicans dismiss suggestion that State of Union be postponed

Posted yesterday in National

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech.



After Americans killed, Trump's Syria plan prompts questions

Posted yesterday in National

A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces.



TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday's peak

Posted yesterday in National

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized just days before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.



Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

Posted yesterday in National

Sears will live on -- at least for now.


Triple homicide shocks Artesia

Posted 1/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Danielle Price was asked to do something Tuesday evening she never dreamed she would have to, but it was a task that will haunt her the rest of her life. The Artesia resident, along with her mother, identified the body of her cousin, Mauricio Lamarcus Nance, one of three men found dead from apparent gunshots in a mobile home in the small Lowndes County town.

Local Airbus plant shows operations to European guests

Posted 1/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steffen Weyer visited America for the first time Tuesday afternoon, receiving his visa just last Thursday. Weyer, a journalist in Germany for dpa-AFX, toured the Columbus Airbus facility as a part of the North American Airbus Tour. He was one of more than 30 European journalists and Airbus representatives worldwide who visited the facility.

County will get no hospital trust funds from 2018

Posted 1/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the two firms who managed Lowndes County's hospital trust fund portfolio provided their year-end reports to County Administrator Ralph Billingsley, the information confirmed what Billingsley already knew: For the first time in the five-year history of the investment program, the county will have no dividends to pull from the account.

Starkville planning two pedestrian infrastructure projects

Posted 1/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is moving through the early stages of two infrastructure projects that should further the city's ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian accessibility options.


Starkville/MSU Symphony to celebrate MLK Day in Saturday concert

Posted 1/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville/MSU Symphony will present its Our America concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University.



Mississippi House: Power cooperatives could offer internet

Posted 1/16/2019 in State

With rural residents facing few choices for high speed internet, Mississippi lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a measure that would allow the state's electric cooperatives to offer the service.



Second man arrested in shooting death of Mississippi pastor

Posted 1/16/2019 in State

A second man has been charged with killing a Mississippi pastor who was unlocking his small church Sunday morning.



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