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City-county cooperation committee yet to meet

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after Lowndes County and the city of Columbus formed an intergovernmental committee to improve communication and relations between the two entities, the eight-member body has yet to meet.

Supes approve SMART paratransit service expansion funding

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County unanimously approved a $50,000 request that will expand the Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit system's paratransit service into the county.

Keenum notes link between state's income level, number of people with college degrees

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During Monday's visit to the Starkville Rotary Club, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum drew a distinct line connecting the problems most affecting the state and higher education's role in addressing them.


Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 2-19-19

Posted yesterday in National



Mississippi offering drug addicts free help to get clean

Posted yesterday in State

People addicted to narcotics in Mississippi can get free help to stop using the drugs through a statewide initiative.



Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Posted yesterday in National

An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun.



Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Posted yesterday in National

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.



16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Posted yesterday in National

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.



White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.



I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

Posted yesterday in National

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing -- and occasionally frightening -- for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government.



Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

Posted yesterday in National

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.



Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

Posted yesterday in National

More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused of sexual abuse, leaders said on Monday night the possibility is on the table.


Monday Profile: Bookkeeper, former substitute and receptionist hopes to one day work as a teacher

Posted 2/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shay Jackson has shown a willingness to do just about anything in her years with the Starkville School District. Jackson, who works as Overstreet Elementary School's bookkeeper, started with the district as a substitute teacher for the third, fourth and fifth grade at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in 2011.

Delta adds fourth flight out of GTRA

Posted 2/18/2019 in Area

Delta Air Lines will add a fourth round-trip flight out of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, a move that bucks recent trends and reflects the growth of the area's industries, said GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey.


Analysis: Mississippi abortion bills invite more litigation

Posted 2/18/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers acknowledge they are inviting a new court fight over banning most abortions at about six weeks into pregnancy, even as the state remains enmeshed in a fight over a 15-week ban. Soon after Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the 15-week ban into law in 2018, the only abortion clinic in the state filed a lawsuit. A federal judge put the law on hold and ruled months later that the law was unconstitutional. Mississippi is asking an appeals court to overturn that ruling.



Aurora shooting victims included plant manager, intern

Posted 2/18/2019 in National

The victims of an employee who started shooting after hearing he was being fired at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers that included a plant manager whose wife says he texted her "I love you, I've been shot at work," and an intern in his first day on the job.


The New Dude: MSU's $68-million baseball stadium opens to rave reviews

Posted 2/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Over the decades, the baseball facility at Mississippi State has acquired more names than a serial bride -- official names such as Dudy Noble Field and Polk-Dement Stadium, but also more colloquial names like "The Carnegie Hall of College Baseball" or the more familiar and certainly less pretentious, "The Dude."

Lime scooters becoming headache for MSU

Posted 2/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lime's presence continues to grow in Starkville and a recent pilot program rollout of the company's electronic scooters has created some headaches for Mississippi State University officials.


Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

Posted 2/16/2019 in State

A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.



Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

Posted 2/16/2019 in National

President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.



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