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Building permits 6-21-18

Posted 6/21/2018 in Business



Woman ordered held on $50,000 bail in child's hot car death

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

A judge is ordering a Mississippi woman held on $50,000 bail after she was charged with second-degree murder in the hot car death of her infant son.



Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi city flying state flag

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit that sought to block a Mississippi Gulf Coast city from flying the state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem.



Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.



Leaders of largest US black denomination decry separations

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

The United States' largest black denomination has convened its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, and its leaders are denouncing the separation of immigrant children from families at the border.



Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security.



Alabama musician loses work after anti-immigrant post on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

An Alabama musician who said on social media that he'd like to shoot immigrants attempting to enter the United States says he's losing work because of the post.



Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.



Appeals court tosses veterans' lawsuits over burn pits

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Military veterans who claim that the use of open burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused myriad health problems cannot move forward with dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.



Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated.



Alabama balks at funding for restored coastal Amtrak service

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Alabama is balking at pledging millions of dollars to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.


Bridging the gap between doctor and patient

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Growing up in a small community outside Aberdeen, Cali Edwards remembers her family having to drive the 30 miles to Columbus just to see doctors.

Teen arrested for holding two people at gunpoint

Posted 6/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 14-year-old is in jail after his arrest on Tuesday for a suspected kidnapping.

City contractor appointed to CLW board

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A split vote Tuesday placed a city contractor back on the Columbus Light and Water board of directors.

Master plan commissioned for park complex at Cornerstone

Posted 6/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a $61,000 contract with Memphis architecture firm Dalhoff Thomas for a master plan of an athletic complex at Cornerstone Park off Highway 25.

New band, old tricks: Big Hoss and the Little Joes to perform Thursday at Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though Big Hoss and the Little Joes may be less than a year old, the band's five members are no strangers to Columbus' music scene.

Four arrested for hotel robbery

Posted 6/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two men and two women are in custody for a June 15 robbery at a Highway 12 hotel.


Panel to survey Mississippi districts on testing practices

Posted 6/20/2018 in State

Before making recommendations about testing in Mississippi school districts, a panel wants to figure out what's actually happening.



Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.



Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.



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