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The Amazon of its day, Sears' woes were years in the making

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Before there was Amazon -- or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart -- there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America's everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the world.

 

 

Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

 

 

New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct.

 

Two arrested for capital murder in weekend homicide

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department have arrested two people in connection to a weekend homicide in south Columbus.

Annual MUW career fair draws 21 employers

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alexis Smith walked with a purpose Tuesday through Hogarth Student Union at the Mississippi University for Women. With copies of her resume in-hand, the senior communication major visited all 21 employer booths at the university's annual career fair, hoping to cast a wide net for job opportunities after her scheduled May graduation.

 

Council suspends three public works employees

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen handed down suspensions to three Public Works Department employees Tuesday evening.

 

Killing it with kindness: How a consultant found success in business by being kind, establishing boundaries

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jennifer Spaulding began her consulting career more than 25 years ago, she had a pretty good idea of what she needed to get ahead in the world of business.

Starkville approves Pleasant Acres bid

Posted 10/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is gearing up to begin work on a major infrastructure project in the Pleasant Acres neighborhood after aldermen accepted a bid on the project during Tuesday's board meeting.

 

Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

Posted 10/17/2018 in State

The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said.

 

 

US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Posted 10/17/2018 in National

Which came first, the chicken or the trade war?

 

 

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

Posted 10/17/2018 in National

The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the Indian past.

 

 

Police: Mississippi truck driver said he had 7 or 8 drinks before crash

Posted 10/17/2018 in National

A tractor-trailer driver facing charges after a crash on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people told investigators he had consumed seven or eight drinks earlier in the day, state police said.

 

Lowndes County sportsplex gets green light

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of 89 acres in the western part of the county to build a sports complex after receiving clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority.

CLW weighs offering phone, internet service

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water has partnered with a broadband consulting firm to explore whether Columbus business owners are open to the idea of receiving phone and internet service from their local public utility company.

Oktibbeha to pave all of Longview Road

Posted 10/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County will soon pave Longview Road in its entirety, thanks to permission the county received from the Office of State Aid to expand the scope of the planned project.

Community Garden to rely on MSU staff, students and 'farmbots'

Posted 10/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University kicked off Green Week on Monday with a grand opening of its community garden.

 

GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith, Democrat Espy each top $1M in 3 months

Posted 10/16/2018 in State

A Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi and one of her Democratic challengers both report raising more than $1 million from July through September.

 

 

Board approves 2 new Mississippi charter schools, rejects 1

Posted 10/16/2018 in State

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.

 

 

Bankrupt company says it could close Mississippi hospital

Posted 10/16/2018 in State

A bankrupt company warned on Friday that it might close a hospital in the Mississippi Delta if it can't transfer ownership within weeks.

 

 

Warren accuses Trump of 'creepy' comments about her DNA test

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy."

 

 

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